Brian Kavanagh

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A general view as racing draws to a close during the Down Royal Festival in 2016. Photo: Kevin Scott/Inpho

Champion trainer Willie Mullins believes statements made by the owners of Down Royal indicating they will continue to run the racecourse as a going co(...)

Down Royal  Racecourse, Ireland’s current Racecourse of the Year. Photograph: Kevin Boyes/Inpho/Presseye

A crucial meeting will take place on Wednesday between Horse Racing Ireland and the property group that owns Down Royal where it is hoped any uncertai(...)

The lease for the current Down Royal racecourse finishes on December 31st. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland has described as premature any speculation about whether or not racing will take place at Down Royal in 2019. The future of Iris(...)

Tiger Roll (13) and Davy Russell en-route to victory in the 2018 Grand National. The UK is set to leave the European Union on March 29th, less than a week before the 2019 running. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty

Racing authorities here hope “common sense” will prevail and a Brexit deal can be done which allows easy movement of horses to continue between Irelan(...)

Aidan O’Brien’s Sioux Nation could be set for a run at Newbury on Saturday. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Curragh trainer Darren Bunyan is set to make a quick turnaround with his stable star Hit The Bid if ground conditions are suitable for the horse at Ne(...)

 Concerns have been expressed over the size and suitability of the proposed parade ring in   the redeveloped Curragh. The new facility is scheduled to be officially open in April.  Photo: Handout/Curragh Racecourse

The potential impact on the overall cost of the Curragh redevelopment created by any reconstruction of the parade ring won’t be known until the projec(...)

Riders compete in the Latin Quarter Beginners’ Steeplechase during day two of the Galway races. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Horse racing syndicates in Ireland have jumped by almost 44 per cent in just the last 12 months, but the number of groups owning runners remains a lon(...)

The new policy has been signed up to by HRI, the IHRB and the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Goffs, Tattersalls, Goresbridge Sales and associations representing owners and trainers.

The board of Horse Racing Ireland has unanimously approved a new ‘Industry Wide Policy on Prohibited Substances & Doping Control’.  The lon(...)

Terzetto, ridden by Colm O’Donoghue (right), wins the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap  at the Curragh  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board will not comment on whether or not a point-to-point winner trained by the Cheltenham festival-winning trainer P(...)

Ireland’s racecourse body is in talks with bookmakers to try and reverse the slide in on-track betting but concede it is very difficult to see what ca(...)

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