Brian Kavanagh

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HRI largely attributed the sharp decline in tote turnover to a ban on betting on horse racing introduced by the Israeli government in August 2018. Photograph: Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland cut its annual deficit by 24 per cent last year, despite experiencing a sharp reduction in turnover on tote betting. Accounts fo(...)

Dundalk racecourse. A new Polytrack won’t be in place until  next summer.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Some of Ireland’s top jockeys have given a cautiously positive verdict on Dundalk’s all-weather surface although also adopting a wait-and-see attitud(...)

The Group One Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes: Ryan Moore on Fairyland (blue&brown) wins ahead of Donnacha O’Brien on So Perfect. Photograph: James  Crombie/Inpho

Irish racing’s top official has rejected the suggestion of Irish Champions Weekend (ICW) having peaked in terms of spectator appeal. There has been a(...)

Longclaw will be bidding for glory in Kentucky with Jamie Spencer on board.  Photograph:  Getty Images

Gordon Elliott is rapidly closing in on €1 million in prizemoney for the Irish National Hunt season but it’s a major $500,000 pot on the flat that the(...)

Friday evening fixtures have been a key element to the Curragh’s ‘Summer Sounds’ programme which features post-race concerts. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland’s chief executive has suggested there may be a reduction in the number of Friday fixtures held at the Curragh next year with no G(...)

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has confirmed the appointment of a new security firm to transport cash from racecourses after the company that used to prov(...)

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The blood tests have come back. “Hmm, one of these is elevated”, your doctor says. “I think it’s best if you have some further investigations.” I sus(...)

The Galway Racing Festival: last year’s total attendance fell   to 132,691. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Irish racing’s top official has defended the public appeal of next week’s Galway festival despite a notable slide in crowd figures over recent years. (...)

Pat Keogh:  initially likely to juggle roles at Ireland’s two premier flat racecourses. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leopardstown’s chief executive, Pat Keogh, is on the verge of taking over as head of racing operations at the Curragh. The Irish Times understands th(...)

The Curragh’s latest classic date is this Saturday’s €400,000 Kerrygold Irish Oaks. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Sheikh Mohammed’s representative on the Curragh board has said the vision for Irish racing’s revamped HQ to be a world class facility has been consist(...)

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