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Action from Leopardstown over Christmas. Over a third of European horses had Sadlers Wells, son of legendary US stallion Northern Dancer, in their pedigree. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The future of Tote Ireland, and whether all or part of it will be sold to private interests, is set to be decided by the end of March. Officials at H(...)

Tim Husbands, former CEO Titanic Belfast Properties, has been appointed as the new chief executive of Leopardstown Racecourse.

The man credited with launching the Belfast Titanic Centre in Belfast has been tasked with steering the future of Leopardstown racecourse as its new c(...)

 Kemboy, favourite  for the Gold Cup, is owned by the Supreme Horse Racing Club.

A solicitor engaged by former members of the Supreme Horse Racing Club (SHRC) said on Thursday evening he was “very optimistic” that the 29 horses it (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Glitz and glam: hopefuls attend Ladies Day at the Galway Races. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The tent is gone for good and the helicopter count may never recover to boomtime levels. But if the Galway Races is the Irish equivalent of the Big Ma(...)

Gordon Elliott is keen to  acknowledge Michael O’Leary’s role in his remarkable rise to prominence over the last dozen years. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Gordon Elliott has conceded Michael O’Leary’s announcement that he’s winding down his involvement with the sport over the next five years came as a sh(...)

James Gough claims the Association of Irish Racehorse Owners council has arranged the nomination in such a manner that there is no election for the position on the HRI board.  Photograph: Collins Courts

A legal action has been brought over the process used by the Association of Irish Racehorse Owners (AIRO) to select its representative on the board of(...)

Racehorse trainer Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle Stables in Rosegreen, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has eased rules regulating the hours worked by racehorse trainers’ staff ahead of one of the industry’s busiest weeks. The move comes (...)

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