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If, like many of us, you were paid before Christmas and are so finding January an impossibly long month, there is one bright (albeit small) spot on th(...)

Payout: betting levy rates should be higher, says Horse Racing Ireland. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Racing’s ruling body predicts that the sport in Ireland can be fully funded from betting levy revenue before the end of this decade and it plans to pu(...)

  Pat Smullen on  Harzand wins The Derby for “the greatest trainer in the world.” Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Epsom Downs, June 4th Harzand wins The Derby There are over 12,500 races run in Ireland and Britain every year. If the Aintree Grand National is fa(...)

Brian Kavanagh: reappointed for a third term as HRI’s chief executive earlier this year. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Two new members – Elizabeth Headon and Peter Nolan – have been appointed to the board of Horse Racing Ireland by the Minister of Agriculture, Food &a(...)

Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Brian Kavanagh who has held the role since 2001 was recently reappointed despite considerably outlasting the seven-year term recommended by the Government. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The chairman of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has apologised for the process by which it lengthened the term of its chief executive in defiance of Govern(...)

 Horse Racing Ireland has  endorsed the  reappointment of Brian Kavanagh for a third term as chief executive. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A meeting of the board of Horse Racing Ireland today endorsed the controversial reappointment of Brian Kavanagh for a third term as chief executive an(...)

Curragh Racecourse Ltd said on Tuesday that it has appointed Derek McGrath as chief executive of the company, which will own, operate and redevelop the racecourse and training grounds in Co Kildare.

Former European rugby chief, Derek McGrath, is to oversee the planned €65 million redevelopment of the Curragh Racecourse, Ireland’s premier flat trac(...)

Trainer Phillip Fenton:  was disqualified by the Turf Club for three years in 2014 over possession of banned animal substances. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The long-awaited report from racing’s Anti-Doping Task Force, set up in the aftermath of the steroids controversy that saw trainer Philip Fenton disq(...)

National Hunt ownership is failing to keep up with gains made in flat racing, despite increased prize money and minimum race values, an issue Horse Racing Ireland will be making a priority of addressing throughout 2016. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Irish racing’s focus through 2016 will be on revitalising ownership levels in the National Hunt sector, after 2015 industry statistics appeared to rev(...)

The Turf Club aims to put in place a new anti-doping unit, one of the recommendations in the yet-to-be-published Drugs Task Force report due to be rel(...)

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