John Oxx

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Simon Hillary and Pierce Dargan. “It does all the veterinary regulatory compliance for a racing yard in one place and we have made it as simple as possible to use,” says Dargan. Simon Hillary and Pierce Dargan. “It does all the veterinary regulatory compliance for a racing yard in one place and we have made it as simple as possible to use,” .

In the world of horse racing every treatment administered to the animal has to conform to strict regulations and must be recorded for subsequent exami(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien is hoping to secure his sixth Irish Oaks title in Kildare this weekend. Photographer:  Michael Reaves/Getty

Aidan O’Brien has yet to hit the classic bullseye in Ireland this year but is set to try and fix that with a record-equalling sixth Darley Irish Oaks(...)

William Buick celebrates on Masar after winning the Derby at Epsom  on June 2nd. Photograph:  Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Hopes appear to be growing that an anti-doping protocol which permits comprehensive testing and traceability of thoroughbreds in Ireland could shortly(...)

Romanised ridden by jockey Shane Foley on the way to winning the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas  at the Curragh. Photograph: PA Wire

The 25-1 shot Romanised gatecrashed the Classic scene in style on Saturday when landing the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh for local t(...)

Winx:  is a 1-7 favourite to match the legendary Black Caviar’s 25-race unbeaten streak when he lines up in the  $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Sydney. Photograph: Mark Evans/Getty

Curragh trainer Ken Condon is keeping his fingers crossed Success Days can shoot down Australian racing’s greatest star, Winx, in Sydney this Saturday(...)

Road To Respect: Noel Meade is hopeful there will be decent ground at Cheltenham on Friday for his Gold Cup contender. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cheltenham is set to start on the softest ground conditions the festival has seen in over 20 years. The going at Cheltenham on Sunday was described (...)

Equine MediRecord chief technical officer Simon Hillary and chief executive Dargan, together with.

“We talked to a trainer and he was saying there are only a couple of things he can lose his licence over, and his livelihood: one of them is if he doe(...)

“I know people look through the white rails at the racetrack and see a sport. But to make that happen is agriculture,” said trainer Ger Lyons. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A lecturer I once had would illustrate his point about how language can fluctuate between definition and meaning by asking us to pretend to address an(...)

John Oxx: “We were always agriculture. We have to be agriculture. Looking after horses is an agricultural activity. It’s looking after animals.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

One of Ireland’s most renowned trainers, John Oxx, has described stripping stable staff of agricultural worker status as impractical and unfair, addin(...)

The Anti-Doping Task Force was originally set up as a response to a number of steroids controversies including that of former top trainer Philip Fenton who was disqualified from racing for three years in 2014. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

The first meeting of racing’s reconvened Anti-Doping Task Force won’t now take place until next week when it will be chaired for the first time by the(...)

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