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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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They will be conducted alongside a British Horseracing Authority jockey coach before racing on each of the three days of the Randox Health Grand National Festival meeting
By Irish Field Contributor on 18 March 2019
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American racing rocked by top track's shock announcement concerning future use of drugs and whips on racedays
By Mark Costello on 15 March 2019
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Severe bans for amateur riders on 'welfare' grounds proved one of the controversial incidents of the 2019 Festival
By Anne Marie Duff on 15 March 2019
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Owners can race their horses at whatever track they wish, but horse 'welfare' is a decision solely for the owners
By Anne Marie Duff on 04 January 2019
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The public perception of racing as having an element of cruelty in it could easily cause a demand for change
By Anne Marie Duff on 09 November 2018
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Experts welcome the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board opening seminar in their Irish Racehorse Welfare Initiative
By Jennifer Micklem Diamond on 29 June 2018
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A woman has been convicted after a male doberman dog was discovered living in filthy conditions and without access to food or water
By Irish Field Contributor on 23 April 2018
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Questions and answers with Dr Sue Dyson who led a landmark pilot study addressing effects of rider weight on equine performance
By on 23 March 2018
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Last year 1,741 horses were euthanised by county councils. Carrie Keogh has set up the Irish Horse Rehoming Programme to rehome impounded horses and save them from slaughter, writes Leanne O'Sullivan
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 21 July 2017
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Lissa Oliver reports from the first of what is hoped will become an annual seminar on horse welfare in Ireland
By Lissa Oliver on 12 May 2017
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Managing a horse's welfare extends well outside the walls of the yard. This week Mr Val O’Connell, Clerk of the Course for Limerick Racecourse, discusses his responsibility in caring for horses
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 25 December 2015
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