Juvenile Stakes Programme 2020

The IHRA are proudly happy to announce the inaugural Juvenile Stakes programme for both two and three year old pacers which will take place annually beginning this year. Considering the cancellation of the Vincent Delaney Memorial earlier this week, the IHRA have decided to support the owners and trainers of juvenile pacers, who have been […]

Reopening of Portmarnock raceway for Exercising

Protocol for Exercising at Portmarnock Raceway Wednesday 20th May 2020 Following An Taoiseach’s announcement on Friday 1st May, Portmarnock Raceway is permitted to reopen under phase one of the government’s roadmap to lift restrictions. The IHRA will reopen Portmarnock Raceway from this coming Thursday 21st May, but under the following strict guidelines for all trainers […]

Trotteur Francais Stallions 2020

⭐IHRA 5  year Trotteur Francais Breeding plan (Click here to read)⭐ Breeders must fill the stallion booking form prior to travelling  CLICK HERE 🐎 APPRENTI SORCIER ( Love You – Queen of Viking)Record: 1’11’’0 harness & 1’12’’0 monte. Click for more informationStanding at Mooreside Stud Co.Dublin +353 87 870 4451 🐎 QUIP DE BAUVOISIN (Ganymede – […]

M50 weekend Racing behind the closed doors

With regards to this weekends racing, the IHRA are extremely grateful that we are permitted to continue racing behind closed doors under the current level 5 restrictions. Only licensed members, aligned with a licensed trainer, who is pre registered on the attendee list will be permitted entry on either day. For those who do not […]

3 Year Old Trotting Championship Finals….

As the curtain comes down on the IHRA’s inaugural 3YO trotting championship tomorrow at Annaghmore Raceway, we would like to thank all members who bought or bred a brood mare in 2016 to kick start the IHRA Trotteur Francais breeding programme on the Island of Ireland. The IHRA committed €100,000 in prizemoney towards the championship […]

Integrity Hearing Reports

Report from the VWC on the Zoom Hearings held on behalf of theIHRA. 24th September 2020 The Hearing Panel consisted of Dr Marcus Swail DVM, Chairman of the Panel, Liam Delaney, VWC Independent Member and David Sheehy, SNR. Steward VWC. Peter Clarke Snr. Stewart to sit on the McCarthy case was unavailable at the time […]

Juvenile pacing Series Finals Sunday 11th of October!

The balloting for positions will take place live via a ZOOM call tomorrow evening at 7pm with all trainers or their representatives present. All trainers will be contacted by the office tomorrow with full details. The IHRA will be publishing their revised protocols in place for this weekend’s meeting at Portmarnock, tomorrow also. The fixture is strictly BEHIND CLOSED DOORS and […]

Veterinary & Welfare Committee Update

The Veterinary and Welfare Commission is the Integrity arm of the IHRA.It is the body charged with setting and maintaining the good name of harness racing in Ireland from an animal welfare perspective, from a participant’s perspective and from the public’s perspective alike.The VWC’s purpose and mission statement document is available elsewhere on the webpage […]

Ladies Day success

LADIES DAY 2020 was a SUCCESS!Well done to our brave beautiful ladies showing their talent in beautifully driven and fast races and many thanks to the owners providing girls with top quality safe horses for the BERNIE KELLY MEMORIAL! Ladies trot won by Charlie Flanagan on Biniou du BeuvronBernie Kelly Memorial Ladies pace also won […]