‘Obviously testing and vaccination will have to be completely separate operations,’ says Punchestown manager Conor O’Neill. File photograph: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Punchestown officials are in talks with the Health Service Executive about the racecourse being used as a potential new coronavirus vaccination centre(...)

Sunday’s Naas card will be rescheduled  for next Wednesday if the course fails an inspection on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s first Grade One race of 2021 will be run at Naas on Wednesday if the track fails a 1.30pm inspection on Saturday afternoon. The €80,000 Law(...)

A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. File photograph: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

The Government has appointed an experienced public relations professional to oversee communications around the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine. Eliza(...)

Racing takes place behind closed doors at Fairyhouse. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Making sure Ireland’s racecourses remain open will be the most important result of all for the sector in 2021. That’s according to the Association of(...)

Jim Bolger’s attempt to jolt the system shouldn’t be dismissed. Photograph: Inpho

It’s six weeks since Jim Bolger declared drugs to be Irish racing’s number one problem. He doesn’t believe there’s a level playing field. These are in(...)

Shane Foley on Romanised winning the Tattersalls Ireland 2,000 Guineas  at the Curragh in 2018. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The 2018 Irish 2, 000 Guineas hero Romanised could have a glorious swansong to his racing career in Hong Kong on Sunday, although he has already given(...)

Irish racing’s top official has warned change is coming in relation to the transport of horses to and from Britain no matter what the outcome of talks(...)

“The aim is consistency and that racecourses are all singing from the same hymn sheet, so that when the girths are loosened we have our plan”

Ireland’s racecourses are readying themselves for when “the white flag is raised” on spectators being allowed to go racing again. The prospect of a v(...)

Photograph:  Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Advice from Britain’s racing authorities that horses shouldn’t be moved between the United Kingdom and the European Union for at least the first two w(...)

The bookmaker sector is looking to spring 2021 and the prospect of festivals such as Fairyhouse and Punchestown. File Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/Jonathan Porter

Ireland’s on-course bookmakers admit they face a “grim” Christmas and are pinning their hopes for a return to business on a future extensive vaccine p(...)

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