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Racing behind closed doors is going well but all involved in racing must ensure to lead the way on issues such as horse welfare
By Ryan McElligott on 26 June 2020
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The establishment of the Irish Thoroughbred Welfare Council is a much needed addition to the industry where welfare is the most pressing issue the racing industry is facing
By Ryan McElligott on 28 February 2020
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Ross Coakley offers a solution to the adding up numbers game in the whip debate
By Irish Field Contributor on 28 February 2020
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This week's report by Britain's Horse Welfare Board has given HRI director John Osborne plenty to think about
By Mark Costello on 21 February 2020
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An increase of the penalty for improper use of the whip could be put in place within a year
By Irish Field Contributor on 21 February 2020
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“Respect for the horse is at the heart of everything we do: Every horse bred for racing will enjoy a life well lived”
By Irish Field Contributor on 21 February 2020
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A dispute over ownership of The Tartan Spartan has put the spotlight on the issue of who is responsible for the welfare of 'retired' racehorses
By Mark Costello on 14 February 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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Leo Powell returns to the theme of animal welfare following his attendance at a veterinary seminar this week
By Leo Powell on 20 December 2019
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Issues around the whip and welfare continues to hold a prominent position in racing as speculation grows about Horse Welfare Board report
By Irish Field Contributor on 22 December 2019
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The aim is to share posts on the care of thoroughbreds behind the scenes and providing a link for people who want to educate themselves
By Anne Marie Duff on 29 November 2019
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Comments like those from the governor of California - “I’ll tell you, talk about a sport whose time is up unless they reform" should not be taken lightly
By Ryan McElligott on 08 November 2019
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The care and attention that racehorses receive must be put front and centre against the welfare criticisms
By Anne Marie Duff on 08 November 2019
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The popular gelding lost his life after winning at Ascot in typically battling fashion on Saturday - but would he have won so many races without use of the whip?
By Anne Marie Duff on 15 July 2019
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This week's Garda investigation has exposed loopholes in the current system
By Mark Costello on 07 June 2019
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Equine rescue group appeals for more support in face of rising costs
By Mark Costello on 17 May 2019
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A reader gets in touch to say he is gravely concerned over how racing is being portrayed in mainstream media
By Irish Field Contributor on 12 April 2019
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Leo Powell calls for industry unity at a time when outside pressure could force serious changes to be made within our sport
By Leo Powell on 22 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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