Two men have been arrested and two vehicles seized following an alleged sulky race in Co Limerick.
There were guards on the N24 Tipperary Road just before 8am this morning where they noticed a group of vehicles involved in what is believed to be a sulky race.
As guards approached the group, two of them drove away at speed.
Gardaí followed them from a safe distance as they drove at high speed through the town of Caherconlish.
The two vehicles were located in Caeconlish a short time later and two men, both in their 30s, were arrested.
They are currently being held at Roxboro Road Garda Station.
Speaking earlier today in Roxboro, Superintendent Dermot O Connor said that guards in Limerick have been “particularly vigilant” in relation to horses not being kept under proper control or where they are neglected or mishandled -direction.
He added: “Sulky racing on a public road is illegal and dangerous for all road users and can put the horses under tremendous strain.
“Gardaí will investigate all incidents of endangerment, illegal sulky racing and abuse of animals”.