Naas card on Sunday included  two Listed races as well as the €120,000 Foran Auction Race Final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Television coverage of Irish racing has been criticised as second class by the chairman of Naas racecourse who urged the sport’s administration to ad(...)

The Irish Horse Welfare Trust was set up in 1999 to rescue and rehome abandoned and neglected horses, and is based on a 68-acre farm at Woodenbridge, Co Wicklow

A prominent horse welfare charity has abandoned plans to focus entirely on retraining retired racehorses despite warning the absence of such an organi(...)

Horse Racing Ireland’s Brian Kavanagh says he wasn’t surprised by Minister Donohue’s cautious approach. Photograph: Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland has put the government’s budget decision to leave the sport’s funding unchanged at €67.2 million in the context of Brexit and wha(...)

Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland at the organisation’s offices in Ballymany, the Curragh, Co Kildare. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a sunny morning on the Curragh racecourse in Co Kildare. There is no racing but, off in the distance, work riders are exercising two powerful-loo(...)

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(...)

Oisin Murphy on Roaring Lion last year at the Irish Champions Weekend in Leopardstown. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Potentially hundreds of millions of viewers around the world will tune in to the Curragh and Leopardstown racecourses for the first time this weekend (...)

Jockey Oisín Murphy on Roaring Lion after winning the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown in 2018. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The time of Saturday week’s Irish Champions Weekend card at Leopardstown has been brought forward to avoid a clash with the All-Ireland football final(...)

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(...)

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