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Trainer Declarations

Attention all IHRA trainers!
Horses currently in training must be declared by 22nd of February.
Fine of €50 per horse will be issued after this date.
It is trainer’s responsibility to declare any new horses arriving on the premises for training (declaration form will be available throughout the racing season)
Click  here to declare 

Fingal County Council Grant

We are pleased to announce that IHRA is granted financial assistance through the

Fingal County Council Events and Festival funding scheme, towards running of the Vincent Delaney Memorial Weekend 2019.

The IHRA will be engaging with the promoters of the VDM on how best to use the grant to maximise the benefits to the public.

IHRA would like to thank Fingal County Council for the support of the sport and grant received!

RJM nomination day extended for trotters

🏆 Red John Memorial  🏆

 Final reminder for aged and 3yo pacers to enter for the
Red John Memorial Weekend! 🏆

Nominations for PACERS closing at midnight on 14th of February
and will not be accepted after this date!

 Nominations for trotters
are due by 25th of February!

Red John Memorial Nomination Form

EQUINE INFLUENZA UPDATE

EQUINE INFLUENZA UPDATE 

We have become aware of a small number of isolated cases of equine influenza in Ireland over the last couple of weeks. 

Horses in training are required to be vaccinated for equine influenza in Ireland under the Rules of Racing.  The disease is, however, being reported in vaccinated horses.  Symptoms to be aware of: range from increased temperature, coughing and nasal discharge and the horse being off the feed to more severe respiratory signs – your veterinary surgeon should be contacted for advice under current circumstances if these signs are present.

Testing for equine influenza is provided free of charge by the Irish Equine Centre – it is recommended that any trainer with any concerns should avail of this in order to establish their horses’ disease status.  As with any contagious infectious disease outbreak, rapid diagnosis and effective management is key to recovery and minimizing spread of disease.

The IHRA strongly recommends that all horses which have not had a vaccine containing Clade 1 virus within the last six months are given a booster vaccination as soon as possible.

We will be compiling a record of all horses in training over the next few days and it will be mandatory for all trainers to declare the horses that they currently have in training.
Please follow the link to declare horses in training: DECLARATION FORM

2019 Breeding Season Notice

As the 2019 breeding season is about to commence this is a timely reminder to both Stallion and
Broodmare owners. 

All Stallions standing at Stud in Ireland must hold a current Stallion Licence with Veterinary certification for this purpose at the time of covering. Failure to comply will result in the non- issuing of Covering Certificates for such mating’s with the resultant foals being registered as part bred only.

Stallions for which the IHRA and/or STAGBI have previously issued Covering Certificates are deemed compliant with the above.
Stallions leased from other jurisdictions and Stallions not previously used for stud duties in Ireland and/or Great Britain will require an IHRA Stallion License application to be completed in advance of Stud duties.
Irish owned Stallions leased to Great Britain for stud duties will require a temporary export certificate to be issued by the IHRA and Stallions leased from Great Britain to Ireland will require a temporary export certificate issued by STAGBI.

All Broodmares owned and resident in Ireland must be registered in the IHRA Stud Book prior to the
registration of their progeny.
Non compliance with this requirement is causing ongoing difficulty and delays with registration of the resultant foals. A proposal to start issuing penalties for such non compliance is now under consideration.
As and from 1 st February 2019 all passport applications must be Veterinary stamped and dated within the last months prior to the application date, failure to comply will result in applications being returned.

VDM Stakes Races Nominations

 Vincent Delaney Memorial Festival  Portmarnock Raceway 10th & 11th August 2019

All VDM Stakes Races Nominations close this coming Friday 1st February 
Schedule of Stakes Races
Event 1 
VINCENT DELANEY MEMORIAL 2YO FILLIES
(Heats Saturday 10th August Final Sunday 11th August)
Optional Prep Races York 20th July & Portmarnock TBA
Estimated €25,000 Prize fund
Nomination Fee – €150 Payable by 1st February 2019
1st Sustaining Fee – €150 Payable by 1st March 2019
Final Sustaining Fee – €150 Payable by 1st April 2019
RACE SPONSOR: DIAMOND CREEK FARMS
Event 2 
VINCENT DELANEY MEMORIAL 2YO COLTS
(Heats Saturday 10th August Final Sunday 11th August)
Optional Prep Races York 20th July & Portmarnock TBA
Estimated €25,000 Prize fund
Nomination Fee – €150 Payable by 1st February 2019
1st Sustaining Fee – €150 Payable by 1st March 2019
Final Sustaining Fee – €150 Payable by 1st April 2019
RACE SPONSOR: HANOVER SHOE FARMS
Event 3
OAKWOOD STUD 3YO FILLIES
(Heats Saturday 10th August Final Sunday 11th August)
Estimated €10,000 Prize Fund
Nomination Fee – €150 Payable by 1st February 2019
1st Sustaining Fee – €150 Payable by 1st March 2019
Final Sustaining Fee – €150 Payable by 1st April 2019
RACE SPONSOR: OAKWOOD STUD
Event 4 
OAKWOOD STUD 3YO COLTS
(Heats Saturday 10th August Final Sunday 11th August)
Estimated €10,000 Prize Fund
Nomination Fee – €150 Payable by 1st February 2019
1st Sustaining Fee – €150 Payable by 1st March 2019
Final Sustaining Fee – €150 Payable by 1st April 2019
RACE SPONSOR: OAKWOOD STUD
Event 5
LPD DEMOLITION 4YO FILLIES CHAMPIONSHIP
(Saturday 10th August)
Estimated €5000 Prize Fund
Nomination Fee – €150 Payable by 1st February 2019
1st Sustaining Fee – €150 Payable by 1st March 2019
Final Sustaining Fee – €150 Payable by 1st April 2019
RACE SPONSOR: LPD DEMOLITION
Event 6 
LPD DEMOLITION 4YO COLTS CHAMPIONSHIP
(Saturday 10th August)
Estimated €5000 Prize Fund
Nomination Fee – €150 Payable by 1st February 2019
1st Sustaining Fee – €150 Payable by 1st March 2019
Final Sustaining Fee – €150 Payable by 1st April 2019
RACE SPONSOR: LPD DEMOLITION
Event 7 
ALWAYS B MIKI FLYING MILE FFA PACE
(Sunday 11th August)
GUARANTEED €5000 Prize Fund
Nomination Fee – €150 Payable by 1st February 2019
1st Sustaining Fee – €150 Payable by 1st March 2019
Final Sustaining Fee – €150 Payable by 1st April 2019
RACE SPONSORS: OAKWOOD STUD & DIAMOND CREEK FARMS

T&Cs for all races are available on the entry form.

75th UET General Assembly

This morning, the IHRA delegates are attending the 75 th UET General Assembly in Vincennes. 

IHRA AGM

Notice to all members, the IHRA AGM  will take place on February 24th at 12 noon in Portlaoise. The venue will be confirmed in the coming days.

All members will receive written confirmation about the AGM next week.

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