COMMENT: Facts must determine the future of Grand National
Rory Delargy
It's dangerous to engage with extremists but it's also worth asking how the Grand National can be made safer
14 April 2023 Racing News
NEWS: Racing hits back at unfair criticism
A new group has been set up to challenge negative and inaccurate views on racing being circulated in the media
3 March 2023 Racing features
FEATURE: How Weatherbys are working to keep racing one step ahead
Weatherbys CEO Russell Ferris and Weatherbys Ireland general manager Sharon O’Regan spoke to Mark Costello about how the organisation has changed and future plans
NEWS: 'We have to learn from this'
IHRB chief executive accepts mistakes were made in the handling of the Homer Scott case
17 February 2023 Racing News
Stable staff rewarded for best turned out horses
Seven yards received prizes recently from the Irish Thoroughbred Welfare Council
3 February 2023 Racing features
Unintended effects of what we consume
Dr Joe Collins MVB PhD takes an unflinching look at how what we do may have a negative resonance on equines and other animals
6 January 2023 Veterinary
"We all need to do better!"
Dr Joe Collins MVB PhD reports from the Irish Equine Veterinary Association conference for equine vets in Kilkenny
9 December 2022 Veterinary
Donkey welfare hit hard by cost of living crisis
The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland forecasts an unprecedented winter, and appeals for public support
25 November 2022 Miscellaneous
Thoroughbred welfare in action
Dr Joe Collins MVB PhD reflects on the recently published Horse Racing Ireland Horse Welfare Policy
14 October 2022 Stable management
Bad breathers – what role for tongue-ties?
If racehorses can’t breathe properly, how can we possibly expect them to run and jump at speed? Dr Joe Collins MVB PhD explores the issue
16 September 2022 Veterinary
The welfare worry
With the current economic climate looking decidedly tricky, how might it impact our horses?
26 August 2022 Veterinary
The horse-human partnership
Dr Joe Collins MVB PhD considers equestrian sport and social license
10 June 2022 Veterinary