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British racing takes horses out of food chain
Irish Field Contributor
Liz O'Flynn takes a closer look at the pros and cons of the BHA's new rule
25 February 2022 Racing News
Stable staff share €9,000 in best-turned-out league
Horse Racing Ireland's Irish Thoroughbred Welfare Council created the league to highlight the high standards of care racehorses received
18 February 2022 Racing News
Sir Mark Todd given interim suspension by BHA
The gold medal-winning eventer-turned-trainer will not be allowed to saddle runners while a BHA investigation into a video posted on social media takes place
EDITORIAL: Welfare issues have always been a concern
Leo Powell says that there will always be concerns about animal welfare, and we need to accept that this will be so
12 November 2021 Editorial
NEWS: Irish racing unlikely to follow British on food chain exclusion
The recent BBC Panorama investigation has prompted the British authorities to take action to ensure retired racehorses are not sold to an abattoir.
8 October 2021 Editorial
British racing to insist racehorses signed out of food chain
The BHA hopes the new rule will deter horse owners or keepers from sending racehorses to abattoirs
7 October 2021 Latest News
Owners must take great care with retired racehorses
John Osborne, Horse Racing Ireland's director of equine welfare and bloodstock, discusses the options facing the owners of retired racehorses
23 July 2021 Latest News
AIRO to propose new fund for retired racehorses
Regina Byrne of the Association of Irish Racehorse Owners has advice for owners who don't have facilities to house retired thoroughbreds
23 July 2021 Racing News
NEWS: Mahon appeal to be heard on Saturday
The banned trainer was in front of the stewards at Tipperary last Sunday
23 July 2021 Latest News
Letter to the Editor: Let's have a 'dignity' fund for every racehorse
Sacha Maxwell has a suggestion which she says would ensure that there is money available to give horses a dignified death at the end of their days
23 July 2021 Letters
NEWS: HRI calls in Gardaí following Panorama claims
The racing authority has had discussions on equine welfware with a number of organisations on Tuesday
23 July 2021 Latest News
NEWS: British racing defends welfare standards
Practices shown in the Panorama exposé have been condemned by various organisations
23 July 2021 Latest News