William Buick riding Adayar to win the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot in  July. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Saturday’s British Champions Day at Ascot has a shot at living up to its billing in style and potentially produce a world leader in Europe’s final maj(...)

New Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Suzanne Eade will serve a seven-year term with a salary understood to be €190,000 per annum. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

The new chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland, Suzanne Eade, has said she brings a clean slate to the job of running the semi-State body. Eade take(...)

Trainer Ger Lyons celebrates after winning the Juddmonte Irish Oaks with Even So in 2020. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ger Lyons will have two opportunities at Monday’s Roscommon fixture to train his 1,000th winner. The Co Meath based Classic-winning trainer runs the (...)

The chief executive of Leopardstown has admitted a crowd of 1,000 is likely for Irish Champions Weekend. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The chief executive of Leopardstown racecourse is holding out hope that up to 5,000 people might be allowed attend Irish Champions Weekend although he(...)

Irish racing’s ruling body has reported aspects of BBC Panorama programme in relation to the racehorse Tammys Hill to the Gardai. File photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aspects of Monday evening’s BBC Panorama programme in relation to the racehorse Tammys Hill have been reported to the Gardai by Irish racing’s ruling (...)

Inevitably the BBC investigation renewed focus on the question of what happens to racehorses after their racing career is finished. File photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A system where money could be guaranteed to make sure thoroughbreds don’t end up in a “paupers grave situation” is being examined by Irish racing’s ru(...)

Panorama: The Dark Side of Horse Racing – Darragh MacIntyre forensically explores the treatment of racehorses. Photograph: Nine Lives Media/BBC

The shocking image of the Irish racing trainer Gordon Elliott posing for a photograph atop a dead horse prompted justifiable revulsion earlier this ye(...)

Michael Halford: “I am disappointed and upset that the reputation and good name of Irish horse racing, and its world renowned trainers, is being maligned in this way.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers has comprehensively disassociated itself with Jim Bolger’s claims in relation to doping and integri(...)

Racegoers at Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Media rights income has been described as a pandemic “lifeline” for Ireland’s 26 racecourses as tentative negotiations take place ahead of those right(...)

The IHRB vet said allegations of doping from people would be treated in confidence. File photograph: Damien Eagers

The horse racing regulator’s chief veterinary officer has denied that people such as trainer Jim Bolger who make claims of doping are a “thorn in our (...)

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