Rule allocates temporary premium betting pitches on a rotating basis, rather than giving first refusal to longstanding senior pitch-holders.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Bookmaker Brian Graham is taking legal action against State body, Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), in a row over the rules governing racecourse betting pit(...)

Dundalk Stadium racing track.

A bookmaker has won a High Court test case challenging Dundalk Stadium’s requirement that he pay €8,000 as a capital contribution to the €35 mi(...)

Dundalk’s   floodlit all-weather track for flat racing. A floodlit jumps course is being planned for the Louth venue. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk’s plans to build a €3.5 million floodlit, jumps all-weather course, possibly opening in 2016, appear to have attracted mixed early notices wit(...)

Horse trainer Jim Bolger and former Tyrone and current Fermanagh manager Peter Canavan. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

The all-powerful Coolmore operation has paid out a €22,500 supplementary fee in order to test Aidan O’Brien’s belief that Tapestry can follow in some(...)

Clearing the hurdle: horses race at Leopardstown last December. A decision on the sale of the sport’s satellite and digital rights will be taken on Tuesday.  Photograph: James Crombie

Irish racecourses will be asked to ratify just one media bid – worth a potential €6.9 million – when they meet next week to discuss the sale of televi(...)

Since early last month Horse Racing Ireland, which has negotiating rights for the country’s 26 racetracks, has been in exclusive talks with Attheraces, the satellite channel that holds the rights to broadcast all Irish races to cable viewers, along with those from a large number of tracks in Britain and abroad. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

The Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) board is set to discuss the latest offers for the sport’s media rights when it meets tomorrow in Galway, where one of t(...)

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