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Aidan O’Brien’s Russian Empire (right) will contest the Epsom Derby. Photograph:  Edward Whitaker/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Owners will be allowed go racing under certain restrictions next month, Horse Racing Ireland has confirmed. Racing’s ruling body outlined on Thursda(...)

Phoenix of Spain and Jamie Spencer take the 2000 Guineas at the Curragh in 2019. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

RTÉ have confirmed they wiill broadcast the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas live from the Curragh, as return of Irish racing moves closer. Racing in Ireland (...)

A view of the race run in front of an empty stand at Naas on March 23rd. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Media rights and the potential reopening in July of betting shops in Britain are emerging as key factors in the survival of Ireland’s 26 racetracks du(...)

Montjeu, seen here (right) winning the  Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe under Mick Kinane in 1999, was a former winner of the Tattersalls Gold Cup. Photograph: Inpho/Allsport

The Group One Tattersalls Gold Cup has been moved to the end of July and will be open to three-year-old runners for the first time. That is among th(...)

The Guineas meeting will now take place at The Curragh over the weekend of July 12th and 13th while the Derby will take place on June 27th. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Government regulations that anyone entering Ireland has to self-isolate for 14 days could result in ‘domestic only’ Classics next month due to the Cov(...)

 Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Brian Kavanagh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland has said an extended period of racing behind closed doors could end up having implications for jobs at the semi-State body. Gove(...)

Stable riders on their morning work at Jessica Harrington’s  Commonstown stables on Wednesday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland has said any resumption date for the sport behind closed doors is a matter for Government and rejected criticism of its media sil(...)

The impact of Irish racing not resuming behind closed doors until June 29th has been described as “catastrophic” by some within the sport. Confusion(...)

 Racegoers watching the JCB Triumph Hurdle  during Gold Cup day at the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph:  Jacob King/PA Wire

The chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland has stepped into the debate over the staging of last month’s Cheltenham Festival by suggesting that the ev(...)

The Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas and 1,000 Guineas are due to be run over the weekend of May 23rd-24th at The Curragh. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland’s racing authorities are still pinning their hopes on the first Classics of 2020 being run on schedule at the Curragh next month. The Tatter(...)

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