Brian Kavanagh

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The Punchestown festival will not be held this year with Horse Racing Ireland announcing that the National Hunt season has been brought to a close. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The 2019-2020 Irish National Hunt season in Ireland has been ended by Horse Racing Ireland due to the coronavirus pandemic. With racing cancelled unt(...)

Ronan Whelan on Ridenza (red helmet) on the way to winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies’ Maiden at Leopardstown last August. Photograph: Oisín Keniry

In the midst of spiralling national unemployment figures a body representing stable staff in Ireland say the racing sector here is proving notably res(...)

Leopardstown is one of four tracks being made available to the government by Horse Racing Ireland. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland’s four racetracks are available to the government if needed in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Cork racecourse in Mallow has(...)

Kemboy and Ruby Walsh jump the last on their way to victory in last year’s Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland’s racing authorities have said they are prepared to be “creative” in relation to resuming the sport here when it is appropriate. Over the wee(...)

Irish National Hunt racing’s biggest festival of all at Punchestown is scheduled to start on April 28th. Photograph: Inpho

Irish racing’s top official wouldn’t speculate on when the sport might resume here but pointed to other major jurisdictions for evidence of how such a(...)

Jockeys and trainers endeavour to maintain social distancing in the parade ring at Naas last Monday. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland aims to formalise guidelines on social distancing in racing yards that will help maintain animal welfare standards as the sport c(...)

A view from the stand in Clonmel during Tuesday’s meeting. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland has described as “potentially catastrophic” the impact of a sustained period without racing on all sectors of the thoroughbred in(...)

Ger Lyons: ‘What we’re doing is 20 jockeys going racing to keep a livelihood. It’s horses running.’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Top trainer Ger Lyons believes racing here is just one positive coronavirus test away from coming to a halt, but has backed the sport continuing behin(...)

A view of Friday’s racing at Dundalk. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The decision to continue racing behind closed doors sees Thurles in the unlikely position of having European sport’s live spotlight almost entirely to(...)

France Galop president Edouard de Rothschild. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

Racing in France has been suspended until at least April as part of the country’s battle against the coronavirus. France had been the first major Eur(...)

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