John Oxx

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William Buick celebrates on Masar after winning the Derby at Epsom  on June 2nd. Photograph:  Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Hopes appear to be growing that an anti-doping protocol which permits comprehensive testing and traceability of thoroughbreds in Ireland could shortly(...)

Romanised ridden by jockey Shane Foley on the way to winning the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas  at the Curragh. Photograph: PA Wire

The 25-1 shot Romanised gatecrashed the Classic scene in style on Saturday when landing the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh for local t(...)

Winx:  is a 1-7 favourite to match the legendary Black Caviar’s 25-race unbeaten streak when he lines up in the  $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Sydney. Photograph: Mark Evans/Getty

Curragh trainer Ken Condon is keeping his fingers crossed Success Days can shoot down Australian racing’s greatest star, Winx, in Sydney this Saturday(...)

Road To Respect: Noel Meade is hopeful there will be decent ground at Cheltenham on Friday for his Gold Cup contender. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cheltenham is set to start on the softest ground conditions the festival has seen in over 20 years. The going at Cheltenham on Sunday was described (...)

Equine MediRecord chief technical officer Simon Hillary and chief executive Dargan, together with.

“We talked to a trainer and he was saying there are only a couple of things he can lose his licence over, and his livelihood: one of them is if he doe(...)

“I know people look through the white rails at the racetrack and see a sport. But to make that happen is agriculture,” said trainer Ger Lyons. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A lecturer I once had would illustrate his point about how language can fluctuate between definition and meaning by asking us to pretend to address an(...)

John Oxx: “We were always agriculture. We have to be agriculture. Looking after horses is an agricultural activity. It’s looking after animals.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

One of Ireland’s most renowned trainers, John Oxx, has described stripping stable staff of agricultural worker status as impractical and unfair, addin(...)

The Anti-Doping Task Force was originally set up as a response to a number of steroids controversies including that of former top trainer Philip Fenton who was disqualified from racing for three years in 2014. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

The first meeting of racing’s reconvened Anti-Doping Task Force won’t now take place until next week when it will be chaired for the first time by the(...)

The Anti-Doping Task Force  was originally set up after a series of steroids controversies

The former chief veterinary officer at the Department of Agriculture, Colm Gaynor, is the new chairman of racing’s Anti-Doping Task Force. He takes o(...)

Ryan Moore riding US Navy Flag wins the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket racecourse on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien’s Group One dominance in 2017 continues to be so extensive that he has been rated odds-on to ultimately secure more than 30 top-flight v(...)

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