NEWS: IHRB and trainers in talks over pre-race testing
Mark Costello
Taking blood samples from racehorses minutes before a race can be unsettling but the IHRB has been advised to increase the amount of pre-race tests taken
17 June 2022 Racing columns
DONN McCLEAN: Why the rules on interference should change
This week's Norfolk Stakes incident has again highlighted the unjust nature of British racing's rules on interference
17 June 2022 Racing columns
What is the difference between careless, improper and dangerous riding
Events at Royal Ascot this week have again put the spotlight on the interference rules. We look at the rules as they stand in British and Irish racing
NEWS: Family dog to blame for disqualified winner
An unusual prohibited substance case came before the Referrals Committee this week
17 June 2022 Racing News
NEWS: Racing criticised over lack of progress on Oireachtas report
“The responses we are getting back are not up to the standard required to allow us to say with confidence that this sector is above reproach”
3 June 2022 Racing News
Kieran Cotter: 'I'm astounded by severity of fines'
The Co Laois trainer says the authorities have been too harsh on him over his failure to maintain a medicines register
21 May 2022 Racing News
Kieran Cotter fined €27,500 over medicine rule breaches
The Co Laois trainer appeared in front of the Referrals Committee to answer questions arising from a positive post-race test by one of his winners and from an inspection of his premises
18 May 2022 Racing News
NEWS: Three winners disqualifed
Henry de Bromhead, Eoghan O'Gradu and Debbie Hartnett have all fallen foul of the rules
13 May 2022 Racing News
Robbie Dunne suspension reduced to 10 months
The Dubliner will be free to resume his riding career next October
30 March 2022 Racing News