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Racing took place behind closed doors at Navan on Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Some of racing’s essential service providers are being broken up into teams in ongoing attempts to ensure the sport keeps going despite the threat of (...)

Davy Russell celebrates as he rides Tiger Roll to win the English  Grand National Day at Aintree in 2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The option of advising that Irish-trained horses not travel overseas to race hasn’t been ruled out by Horse Racing Ireland. Racing here continues to (...)

The HRI-owned track at Navan will be the first National Hunt fixture to operate under the new guidelines on Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish racing’s top official has conceded “it will be very painful for the industry” if the ban on public attendance at race meetings goes into the lon(...)

HRI also plans to open a new all-weather track at its own course in Tipperary by 2022. Photograph: @tipperaryraces /Twitter

Horse Racing Ireland has unveiled its ambitious five-year strategic plan for the thoroughbred industry with a key aim being to increase annual governm(...)

There is growing uncertainty about next week’s Cheltenham festival and whether or not it can go ahead as planned.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland has said the option of running meetings behind closed doors due to the coronavirus threat cannot be ruled out but stressed such a(...)

Magic Wand ridden by Ryan Moore  at Flemington in November. Aidan O’Brien’s horse will be one of seven Irish trained horses taking part on Saturday’s Saudi Cup card.   Photograph: Pat Scala /Racing Photos via Getty Images

Irish racing’s top official has described as encouraging comments from the country’s chief medical officer about cancellations of mass gatherings not (...)

‘Defi Du Seuil’ ridden by English jockey Richard Johnson (L) leads the pack to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle Race at Cheltenham last year. Photo: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

With two weeks to go to the start of the Cheltenham festival, Ireland’s racing authorities have said they’ve had no contact from their counterparts in(...)

Total on course betting in 2019 amounted to €78.9 million, up 4.5 per cent. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The on-course betting ring showed renewed signs of life in 2019 with a 6.6 per cent increase in turnover. The once all-powerful ring had seen turnove(...)

Action from Leopardstown over Christmas. Over a third of European horses had Sadlers Wells, son of legendary US stallion Northern Dancer, in their pedigree. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The future of Tote Ireland, and whether all or part of it will be sold to private interests, is set to be decided by the end of March. Officials at H(...)

Brian Kavanagh of Horse Racing Ireland: ‘As I understand it, the IHRB are on board. The breeders are on board. We’re on board.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) says it is ready to push for the mechanism that will allow the sport’s regulator to drug-test on unlicensed premises. The (...)

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