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There is plenty the BHA can be criticised for, and Rust has not always made the wisest decisions but the majority of the criticism of him is wide of the mark
By Rory Delargy on 17 January 2020
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Ronan Groome details Robbie Downey's case after the 23-year-old had a six-month ban from France Galop reciprocated in Britain, where he holds his licence, last week
By Ronan Groome on 15 January 2020
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The degree to which racing must be aware of 'welfare' issues was a topic of debate again, and a fifth day at Cheltenham was also suggested this week
By Anne Marie Duff on 03 January 2020
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Rory Delargy finds that the real problem in the 'Sandown Seven' is the highlighting of the adversarial relationship between the authorities and the participants
By Rory Delargy on 20 December 2019
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The BHA and HRI will trial non-standard race times across meetings in February of next year
By Irish Field Contributor on 18 December 2019
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Ronan Groome compares the circumstances of recent 10-day bans given to a 'non-trying' jockey and the riders involved in the void race at Sandown on Saturday
By Ronan Groome on 09 December 2019
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The handicapper can rise a second last fence faller but horses disqualified for taking the wrong course should not go up in the weight - another look is needed at this rule
By Rory Delargy on 29 November 2019
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We have sought to simplify racing by keeping the data small and specific but pandering to the lowest common denominator hasn’t worked and won't work
By Rory Delargy on 27 September 2019
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Jessica Harrington outlines her plans for Longines Irish Champions Weekend and details a poor experience at the hands of BHA vets at Salisbury on Thursday
By Irish Field Contributor on 06 September 2019
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The total number of meetings has been reduced by 30 next year and some other measures have been introduced to take into consideration “the wellbeing of participants”.
By Irish Field Contributor on 06 August 2019
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Ronan McNally's win at Southwell was overshadowed by a number of interviews with the stewards which left him feeling “like a criminal”
By Rory Delargy on 28 June 2019
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Willie Mullins's seven-year-old is the highest rated horse in training after a superb season
By Irish Field Contributor on 24 May 2019
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In the event of a no-deal Brexit on Friday, the movement of animals will not be stopped
By Irish Field Contributor on 10 April 2019
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If something on a racecourse suggest a horse has been asked to do something that compromises his welfare, questions should be asked
By Anne Marie Duff on 22 March 2019
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A selection of comments from social media on the racing issues in the news this week
By Anne Marie Duff on 22 March 2019
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With the future of the four-mile chase for amateur-ridden novices continuing to be debated - the BHA are likely to take action - what options do they have?
By Anne Marie Duff on 20 March 2019
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Sitting down and engaging in constructive conversation is the only way forward for administrators and trainers after the BHA's wlefare stance caused anger
By Ian Carnaby on 22 March 2019
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'Is the Festival's future on the line?' - no, but let's make absolutely sure of that by sitting down together
By Ian Carnaby on 22 March 2019
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Declan Lavery has won his appeal against the ten day ban handed down to him for his ride in the National Hunt Chase
By Irish Field Contributor on 22 March 2019
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Rory looks back at a few disasters and some thrilling triumphs over the Cheltenham Festival
By Rory Delargy on 15 March 2019
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