Any kind of checks on horses  take time, and time is at a premium when it comes to transporting animals. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Ask most anyone in racing what the nightmare scenario is of a no-deal Brexit on March 29th and it usually comes back to horse boxes stuck in traffic j(...)

Dermot Weld’s Curragh winner Kisanga which had a positive test for testosterone. photograph: Inpho

Irish racing’s head of anti-doping believes there’s nothing sinister behind a spike of positive drug tests which this week saw five more winners being(...)

A 2015 amendment to the Industrial Relations Act means training yards no longer quality for working hours exemptions allowed for agricultural workplaces.

The Irish Racehorse Trainers Association has warned that blank Sundays could become a much more regular feature of the Irish racing calendar if the sp(...)

The racing programme has been decimated by the recent Siberian weather conditions and is not scheduled to resume until Thursday with two meetings due to be run. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Navan’s rescheduled fixture on Thursday could be Irish racing’s best bet for a return to action this week. The racing programme has been decimated b(...)

Equine MediRecord chief technical officer Simon Hillary and chief executive Dargan, together with.

“We talked to a trainer and he was saying there are only a couple of things he can lose his licence over, and his livelihood: one of them is if he doe(...)

Willie Mullins: the report shows big trainers like Mullins are getting bigger but middle-ranking colleagues are being forced  out of business. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s Cheltenham fortunes are at an all-time high but a grim picture has been painted of the difficulties facing the majority of this country’s r(...)

The Turf Club regulates Irish racing on a 32-county basis, but it appears unclear how precisely the vetting process will work in relation to trainers in the North

Racehorse trainers in Ireland are subject to Garda vetting under new child-protection legislation. All employers are required to be checked by the N(...)

Michael Grassick, chief executive of the IRTA, said “there is €4 million ready to be distributed among people who qualify for the new pension”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish Racehorse Trainers’ Association (IRTA) estimates that up to €4 million is ready and waiting to be put into Irish racing’s new stable staff p(...)

Capri (second right), ridden by Ryan Moore, winning the  St Leger  at Doncaster. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

A first meeting of a breakaway trainers’ body in Northern Ireland is scheduled to go ahead in Lisburn on Monday night. The split with the Irish Raceh(...)

Because the North is in a different jurisdiction, stable staff there haven’t benefitted from industry pension arrangements in the past.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Trainers in Northern Ireland plan to set up their own body and break away from the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association. The move puts a crack in Ir(...)

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