Point-to-point racing has been given the green light to resume in a restricted format from April 10th. It is understood only races for four and five (...)

Fairyhouse has put in place special protocols in order to be able to have 30 runners in the Irish Grand National on Easter Monday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It will be a Boylesports Irish Grand National like no other on Easter Monday but at least one familiar aspect to the Fairyhouse feature is a maximum f(...)

 Horse Racing Ireland  chief executive Brian Kavanagh. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Confidence has been expressed in point-to-point racing’s ability to safely resume action next month. The grassroots arm of National Hunt racing – wh(...)

  Paul Townend riding Al Boum Photo  to win The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase on Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15th, 2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Al Boum Photo is favourite to complete a rare Cheltenham Gold Cup hat-trick on Friday, a scenario that once upon a time would have had his owner Joe D(...)

A file image of horses galloping on the Curragh Plains.  The Department of Defence and Kildare County Council are to develop a conservation management plan for the Co Kildare lands. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Department of Defence and Kildare County Council are seeking to develop a conservation management plan for the Curragh Plains. A team, led by la(...)

 Maxine O’Sullivan celebrates It Came to Pass’s  victory in the Foxhunters Chase at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

The face of National Hunt racing has transformed over the last 30 years but there is something familiar about the return of It Came To Pass to Chelten(...)

Gordon Elliott said, after the IHRB meeting: “With my position in the sport I have great privileges and great responsibility. I did not live up to that responsibility.” Photograph: Simon Marper/PA Wire

Leading trainer Gordon Elliott has said he has “no complaints” after being given a one-year ban with half of it suspended over a picture of him sittin(...)

Gordon Elliott with Quilixios after  winning the Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle  during the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The six month ban to Gordon Elliott was announced just before Friday’s six o’clock news but in many ways the punishment was immaterial. In the Era of (...)

Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Cahill has questioned the “logic” of bringing the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue before TDs and Senators to be qui(...)

Gordon Elliott is facing a regulatory hearing on Friday as to whether or not he has damaged the reputation of racing. Photograph: PA

The depth of the hole that racing is in right now can be measured by the upcoming Cheltenham festival suddenly seeming almost irrelevant. Having to f(...)

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