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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Horses

This year
Four men arrested as part of long-running investigation into horse identity fraud
It follows on from an joint investigation carried out by gardaí, the Department of Agriculture and the Food Safety Authority.
All time
Animal remedies which are banned in racehorses are seized in raid on Kildare farm
The raid was led by Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine officials.
Quiz: How much do you know about horses?
Almost 20,000 horses euthanised after being seized by local authorities over past ten years
The figure represents more than 70% of equines seized from 2010 to 2020.
If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners
DSPCA education and community outreach projects are trying to address welfare issues facing loose horses in the greater Dublin area.
Five men arrested following investigation into tampering of horse identification certs
The men were arrested today.
'They're so cold, with no food, wasting away': Rescue charity received 30 calls about horses in one day
My Lovely Horse Rescue said owners have again abandoned horses in fields this winter.
More than 120 horses have died this year on Ireland's racecourses
Minister Michael Creed has said the figure is consistent with other major racing jurisdictions.
Horse put down after being found injured and stuck under gate in Meath
The horse was discovered by the charity yesterday in Clonard, Co Meath.
'It's a waste of animals' lives': A new film looks at why 2,000 horses are killed by Irish councils every year
165 out of 183 horses claimed by Dublin City Council last year were unclaimed by their owners.
Horses left to die by farmer in 'unprecedented' animal cruelty case
Martin Gerald Foley pleaded guilty to 20 charges out of a total of 193 charges first brought against him.
'There's robbed cars, burnt-out cars, dead horses ... the bones of dead horses'
Campaigners say animals at Dunsink in Dublin are being frightened and injured by joyriders and quad bike riders.
'It's bittersweet' - Ireland finish runners-up behind hosts after jump-off in Florida
Second for the second year in-a-row at the Nations Cup.
'Harrowing conditions': Man jailed for three years and banned from owning dogs or horses for life
Dead animals were scattered around the farmer’s property, some of which were used to feed the dogs.
Racing Abandoned: What equine flu means for British racing and why Irish meets could profit from shutdown
Johnny Ward reflects on a turbulent week in British horseracing.
Equine flu outbreak cancels all horse racing in Britain but Irish racecourses stay open
Three horses from the same yard are confirmed to have the virus.
Top Australian horse trainer arrested amid claims jockeys shocked horses into running faster
An unregistered firearm, cocaine and four Taser-like devices were seized by police in a dawn raid.
Council denies promising accommodation for horses at new housing estate
Members of the Travelling Community have claimed that Tipperary County Council has failed to honour assurances about stables.
Kaley Cuoco from The Big Bang Theory just had a horse-themed wedding
Cuoco is cookoo about her new husband Cook.
'There are horses across the main N2 road, at Darndale, and they are in bits'
It’s not as bad as it was years ago but residents in Dublin still see problems with unlicensed horses.
Horse dies at Cheltenham as UK temperatures soar to record levels
Dame Rose collapsed and died after finishing fourth in the mares’ novices hurdle.
'She's our little baby': Sanctuary appeal for return of stolen Shetland pony
Polly Pockets was nursed back to health at My Lovely Horse Rescue after her she witnessed her mother’s violent death when she was three months old.
'I like horses because they have never caused me pain'
In this extract from his book, retired Irish jockey Kieren Fallon describes his obsession with the sport.
Investigation underway after several horses found dead in Clonmel
A number of animals were also seized by authorities.
PHOTOS: Irishman captures incredible images of famous Palio di Siena horse race
The event has been around for centuries and is very popular among locals and tourists alike.
'Vulnerable, scared, overworked and underpaid': A day in the life of an Irish stable worker
A report into the pay and conditions of workers was published yesterday.
Race fixing and money laundering: How the horse racing industry fights back against criminal cartels
A race-winning horse was recently at the centre of a Criminal Assets Bureau investigation.
At crisis point: Over €1 million spent to destroy 2,000 horses in Dublin
There were 4,923 horses seized across Ireland in just one year and most were put down.
QUIZ: Can you tell the real Cheltenham horse from the one we just made up?
It’s not as easy as you might think.
Could horses be the way forward for women in Saudi Arabia?
“There is this very weird belief that a woman shouldn’t ride a horse,” Gosaibi says, especially if she is not yet married as “she might lose her virginity”.
Why 2017 could be a make-or-break year for the bloodstock industry
Between Brexit and potential overproduction, the Irish racehorse sector is set for turbulence.
Anger after horse dealer posts pictures of zebra in Laois stables
Photos of the zebra popped up on Facebook last night.
This Irish horse owner's ecstatic reaction to coming second in the Melbourne Cup is wonderful
Bear hugs for all.
Gardaí investigating after horses are attacked with axe in Wicklow
In two separate incidents, a number of horses were left with wounds after they were attacked with what is believed to be an axe.
"Unfair and unjust" - Traveller family to appeal confiscation of 29 horses to High Court
The horses were seized last month as part of an initiative known as Operation Storm.
Emaciated pony dumped by Dublin canal was 'too weak to lift her head for food'
An animal rescue charity said the animal was “left to die” by a canal in Ballyfermot.
No shortage of drama or rain on opening day of Leopardstown festival
The crowds weren’t deterred by the miserable conditions.
This factory plans to clone animals on an industrial scale
It will develop animals such as pet and police dogs, racehorses, and cows.
9 times horses thought they were one of us
Bless them.
The essential DOs and DON'Ts for every horse racing virgin
Here’s how to have a great day and avoid a faux pas.