Solicitor Neville O’Byrne has officially taken over as Senior Steward of the Turf Club. He replaces Roddy Ryan. A member of the Turf Club since 2007, (...)

A five per cent increase in prize-money next year is good news for owners.

There will be a five per cent increase to prize-money in Irish racing in 2014 with a €500 increase in the minimum value of a race to €7,500.Horse Raci(...)

Dundalk’s   floodlit all-weather track for flat racing. A floodlit jumps course is being planned for the Louth venue. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk’s plans to build a €3.5 million floodlit, jumps all-weather course, possibly opening in 2016, appear to have attracted mixed early notices wit(...)

Hurricane Fly with his trainer Willie Mullins, award winners yesterday.

The dual Champion Hurdle winner Hurricane Fly is now a dual Horse of the Year too after being crowned Irish racing’s outstanding performer for 2013 at(...)

William Buick renews his partnership with The Fugue in the Breeders’ Cup Turf on Saturday and has also been selected to ride for Ballydoyle.   Photograph:  Getty Images

Any bygones appear to have been let bygone by Aidan O’Brien who has entrusted the mount on one of his two runners in Friday night’s $1 million Breeder(...)

Thierry Jarnet riding Treve (centre) crosses the finishing line to win the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe horse race at Longchamp, outside Paris, earlier this month.  There is a growing interest in Irish bloodstock in Qatar: Sheikh Fahad Al Thani of the Qatari royal family and Mubarak Al Naemi, chairman of the Qatar Owners’ and Breeders’ Association both invested in Irish stud farms recently. Photograph: AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Increasing links between the Irish and Qatari horse industries was discussed yesterday when Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney met Qatari business(...)

Horse trainer Jim Bolger and former Tyrone and current Fermanagh manager Peter Canavan. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

The all-powerful Coolmore operation has paid out a €22,500 supplementary fee in order to test Aidan O’Brien’s belief that Tapestry can follow in some(...)

 Ted Veale wins the Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.

A deal for racing’s media rights could be concluded this week with the Association of Irish Racecourses appearing to be confident that a resolution to(...)

Clearing the hurdle: horses race at Leopardstown last December. A decision on the sale of the sport’s satellite and digital rights will be taken on Tuesday.  Photograph: James Crombie

Irish racecourses will be asked to ratify just one media bid – worth a potential €6.9 million – when they meet next week to discuss the sale of televi(...)

RTÉ journalist and broadcaster Colm Murray described as “a proud and great Westmeath man”.

The broadcaster and journalist Colm Murray, who has died aged 61, was at the heart of RTÉ’s sports coverage for almost a quarter of a century. An afic(...)

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