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Integrity Testing 2016

The Irish Harness Racing Association have taken 94 random samples for Integrity purposes across a range of 45 individual race days in 2016 and followed this up with a random testing process at laboratory level of some 34 of these samples with the remainder being held in storage by the testing Laboratory.
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Two samples taken at Annaghmore Raceway were deemed to be void and were consequently not analysed as they did not comply with the minimum sample packaging and paperwork requirements.

All 34 samples analysed to date for prohibited substances have returned Negative results. There has been full compliance with this random process at both of Ireland’s premier venues Portmarnock Raceway and Dundalk Stadium where the minimum of three random samples has been achieved on most occasions.

The process of random sampling is achieved at the race tracks by drawing from sealed envelopes containing the the race numbers which are opened by the Veterinary Surgeon on duty after the start of the first race with the remaining non selected sealed envelopes held by Stewards for verification purposes at the end of the race meeting.
The process of random testing is done at laboratory level where the decision is made by testing staff to select the require number of samples to be analysed on any given occasion.

Operating within very restricted budgetary constraints we feel that the levels achieved in 2016 are well above the minimum requirements for a sport that is essentially self funded and our figures compare favorably with our counterparts in Great Britain where there were some 50 samples analyzed at Laboratory level.

2017 will see some major new developments in this area subject to Government funding for the industry.

Click  here to download full list  of samples-taken-2016

World class……………..for the record

Vichy De Moem sets a new 2 Mile (3,200 meters) World Record for Trotters on a half mile track (800 meters) at Portmarnock Raceway for trainer/driver Alan Richardson.

The splits 30.95, 30.86, 32.69, 30.73, 31.33, 2vichy-de-moem9.55, 30.0, 29.6.

Portmarnock Raceway end of Season

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MINISTER CREED LAUNCHES PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON the economic review….

Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has launched a public consultation to assist the review of the Irish Harness Racing sector. The Minister said, following a discussion at the joint committee and the committee stage of the Horse Racing Ireland Bill 2016 it was agreed to consider a review of the industry. The review will focus on:

• Assessing the value of the Harness Racing Sector’s contribution to the economic and social life of the Country.

• Assess the potential of the Harness Racing Sector to increase its contribution to the Irish economy.

• Evaluating the current structure of the Irish Harness Racing Association (IHRA) as an organisation and decide whether the board operates in accordance with best practice governance principles. Examine the, size, skills make-up and method of appointment to the board to ensure it is best designed to ensure that the organisation operates efficiently.

He continued, “The industry needs to be reviewed to assess the potential for the development of the industry. My department expects to be in a position to select a company to carry out the review in the next few weeks, and in the meantime it has invited submissions on these structures through a public consultation which will be made available to the successful tenderer to aid their work. I encourage all of those interested in this important sector to respond to this public consultation”

Portmarnock 23rd October Card

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A MOMENTUS DAY FOR HARNESS RACING IN IRELAND letrot_logo
Le-Trot confirmed in an e-mail stating: …we propose… five races: Wednesday May 10th. First race at 11.15am..”
Again this a huge step forward for the IHRA – probably the single most important thing to ever happen in the history of Irish Harness racing.
Not only will this meeting be broadcast and wagered throughout France but also all PMU affiliate countries throughout Europe (including Belgium, Germany and Switzerland) plus multiple African countries.pmu-logo
In addition, the IHRA is in negotiations for this meeting to be covered in Ireland, UK and Australia. We need to aim for full fields as the size of the races will have a significant bearing on the amount wagered on the meeting (which in turn will increase our commission).
The IHRA is working hard to ensure that prize money offered for these races will be an amount never previously before offered for ‘standard’ races.

Paddy & Jason Kane Memorial Day Race Card

Paddy & Jason Kane Memorial Day Sunday 9th of October

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*Handicap alteration for Simosa moved from race 2 to race 1.

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Paddy & Jason Kane Memorial start sheet…….. 2.30 pm Start

 

 

RACE 1

TROT Grade F

 

1

F

Belytis De Monchel

F Kavanagh

 

2

F

Brise ludoise

Sean Kane

 

3

F

Artalis

A.Wallace  snr

 

4

F

Une star piya

Will O’Connor

 

5

F

Censa

Luke darling

 

6

F

Vaillant de gueam

Billy roche

 

7

F

Valse du forchess

Sean Kane

 

 

 

 

 

 

RACE 2

TROT Grade E

 

1

E

Ramun Du Patural

JJ McLeod

 

2

E

Umbratica

John Richardson

 

3

E

Saxo du maroncourt

Sean Kane

 

4

E

Balzac de villars

Billy roche

 

5

E

Simosa

Joseph Caffrey

 

6

E

Viking du Layon

John Humphries

C Class Grade Allowance

7

E

Tamalou Perrine

Noel Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

RACE 3

HEAT 1 Paddy & Jason Kane Memorial Pace

 

1

F

Fair Enough

A.Wallace  snr

 

2

F

Frisco hold up

Mark kane

 

3

F

Lucky Cam

G Dean

 

4

F

On top Jeremy jet

Patrick kane

 

5

F

Earnies Dream

Ruairi Mc Nulty

 

6

F

Fantastic fella

Philip Gilligan

 

7

F

Lyons Super Nova

Miss Grace Kelly

 

8

F

George Washington

Billy roche

 

9

F

Porterstown jimmy

Clive kavanagh

C Class Grade Allowance

10

F

Pan cam drift

Luke kelleher

C Class Grade Allowance

 

 

 

 

 

RACE 4

HEAT 2 Paddy & Jason Kane Memorial Pace

 

1

E

Rhyds cobbler

Billy roche

 

2

E

Brywins Picasso

John Richardson

 

3

E

Meadow branch spark

Philip Gilligan

 
   

Trail 10 Yds

   

4

D

Cool Night Ayr

Martin Loughran

 

5

D

Playtime Howard

Anto Malone

 

6

D

ATM

James Stewart

 

7

D

Meadowbranch Milli

Shannon Flanagan

C Class Grade Allowance

 

 

 

 

 

RACE 5

HEAT 3 Paddy & Jason Kane Memorial Pace

 

1

D

President

Shane howard

C Class Grade Allowance

2

D

The governor

Billy roche

 

3

D

Keystone wingman

Philip Gilligan

 
   

Trail 10 Yds

   

4

C

Shesgotanattitide

John Richardson

 

5

C

Daves Alibi

Noel Ryan

 
   

Trail 20 Yds

   

6

B

Coalford Silk

Simon Duggan

 

7

B

Camden corleone

Patrick kane

 

 

 

 

 

 

RACE 6

TROT (CW) Grade C, D, E & F

 

1

F

Rose De Crennes

G Dean

 
   

Trail 20 Yds

   

2

E

Velours Dore

Alan Richardson

 

3

E

Soprono gede

Sean Kane

 

4

E

Raphael des racques

Joe Sheridan

 
   

Trail 40 Yds

   

5

D

Bipaul mannetot

Patrick kane jnr

 

6

D

Souixi touili

Anto Malone

 
   

Trail 60 Yds

   

7

C

Volcan Erm

Mark Kane

 

 

 

 

 

 

RACE 7

TROT Grade C & D

 

1

D

Venus du zenith

Sean Kane

 

2

D

Silvano Bello

Tadhg Murphy

 

3

D

Venise du Bois

A.Wallace  snr

 

4

D

Urbano de selles

Billy roche

 

5

D

Tombee du Ciel

A.Wallace  snr

 
   

Trail 20 Yds

   

6

C

Beach De Bellouet

John Richardson

 

7

C

Viviement Dimanche

Philip gilligan

 

8

C

Rohan Dis Therons

Patrick kane

 

 

 

 

 

 

RACE 8

PACE Grade G & G1

 

1

G

Her alibi

Christy foran

 

2

G1

IB Cymru

Ruairi Mc Nulty

 

3

G1

Brywins magician

Sean kane

 

4

G1

Banner hall

Freddy kavanagh

 

5

G1

Newtown Major

A.Wallace  snr

 

6

G1

Rhyds premier

Billy Bassett

Re assesment

7

G1

See my reflection

Wayne duffy

Re assesment

8

G1

Scorpion

John O Mahony

Re assesment Portmarnock only

 

 

 

 

 

RACE 9

TROT Grade B & C

 

1

C

Tilbury du Plessis

Erin Flanagan

C Class Grade Allowance

2

C

Alineka Darche

Tadhg Murphy

 

3

C

Sire  D Opac

A.Wallace  snr

 

4

C

Secret De star

Patrick kane

 
   

Trail 20 Yds

   

5

B

Sunshine meadow

Craig Pidgeon

C Class Grade Allowance

6

B

Best de burois

John Richardson

 

7

B

Vallanzana

A.Wallace  snr

 

8

B

Ulysse perrine

Philip gilligan

 

 

 

 

 

 

RACE 10

 

PACE Grade A & A1 PFFA

   

1

A

Astounding

Kyle mc sparron

 

2

A

Rhyds Boots

Simon Duggan

 

3

A1

Bathlane

John Richardson

 

4

A1

Camden Casanova

Noel ryan

 

5

A1

Cruise howard

Sean Kane

 
         

 

 

 

 

 

RACE 11

TROT Grade A

 

1

A

Vif du Layon

Martian loughran

 

2

A

Rol d’avigneres

Billy roche

 

3

A

Billy Star

A Richardson

 

4

A

Uldiem alpha

Sean Kane

 

5

A

Scoops Team

Brenda Hudson

 
   

Trail 50 Yds

   

6

A5

Vichy de Moem

Alan Richardson

 

 

 

 

 

 

RACE 12

Paddy & Jason Kane Memorial PACE Final