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The recent BBC Panorama investigation has prompted the British authorities to take action to ensure retired racehorses are not sold to an abattoir.
By Helen Sharp on 08 October 2021
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John Osborne, Horse Racing Ireland's director of equine welfare and bloodstock, discusses the options facing the owners of retired racehorses
By Irish Field Contributor on 23 July 2021
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Practices shown in the Panorama exposé have been condemned by various organisations
By Irish Field Contributor on 23 July 2021
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The racing authority has had discussions on equine welfware with a number of organisations on Tuesday
By Mark Costello on 23 July 2021
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The banned trainer was in front of the stewards at Tipperary last Sunday
By Mark Costello on 23 July 2021
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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
By Irish Field Contributor on 23 July 2021
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Regina Byrne of the Association of Irish Racehorse Owners has advice for owners who don't have facilities to house retired thoroughbreds
By Irish Field Contributor on 23 July 2021
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The racing authority has had discussions on equine welfare with a number of organisations on Tuesday
By Mark Costello on 20 July 2021
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The Co Galway trainer was found to have neglected or adequately supervised 10 horses in his care
By Mark Costello on 04 June 2021
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Co Galway trainer found guilty of neglecting horses in his care
By Mark Costello on 04 June 2021
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Our racing authorities must react strongly in the wake of such bad worldwide publicity for racing following the publication of a photo of Gordon Elliott sitting on a dead horse
By Anne Marie Duff on 02 March 2021
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HRI launch Irish Thoroughbred Welfare Council best-turned-out league with €18,000 in cash prizes available to racing yards
By Mark Costello on 12 February 2021
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A Co Kildare handler who had a winner at the 2019 Punchestown Festival appeared in court in July
By Irish Field Contributor on 31 July 2020
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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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