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Covid 19 Update

The IHRA sub committees met over the weekend and have decided to postpone the opening date of the 2020 season to Sunday 3rd May. This decision was made to protect the safety and well being of all our members and stakeholders. The committee’s will continue to meet on a weekly basis to discuss matters arising […]

IHRA Notice

Following an IHRA Racecourse Committee conference call and it light of the HSE Covid-19 guidelines currently in place it has been decided to defer the opening meeting scheduled for Sunday 29th March at Portmarnock by one week to Sunday 5th April.    This opening date will be subject to an ongoing review based on the evolving […]

Declared Horses in Training 2020

The IHRA would like to thank all trainers who have currently declared their horses in training. Over 200 horses have been declared to date. Over the coming week, the IHRA will contact each trainer regarding copies of flu vaccinations and licence renewals.  All trainers are requested to fill out the Annual Licence Renewal form which […]

Final Reminder for Trainer Declarations

Thank you to those who have went online to registered their Horses in Training. We have now over 160 Horses declared in Training to date and the IHRA office will be contacting each Trainer individually about flu vacs if they are out of date in the coming days. Any Trainer who has not declared your […]

Three Year Old Trot Championship 2020

Three Year Old Trot Championship 2020   Total series worth €100,000 Finals €50,000Gold – Silver – Consolation    Ten Qualifying Days 6 Portmarnock  2 Cork 2 Annaghmore    All Races over 1.5 Miles, regular entry fee.   Heats PFA – based on grades    Finals  FFA – Gold – Highest Eight Handicapped Horses will be […]

APPRENTI SORCIER will stand in Ireland for 2020 season

IHRA are pleased to announce that following a recent visit to the Stallion exhibition Salon Du Trot in Normandy by a delegation from the Breeding Committee together with Emmanuelle Morvilliers from Le Trot International department, we have secured a lease agreement for a Trotteur Francais Stallion to stand a stud in Ireland for the 2020 […]

Trainer Declarations 2020

Thank you to the Trainers who took the time to declare their horse(s) in training on our on-line form.   Any trainer who have not yet declared their horse(s) in training-Please do so immediately.    No horse shall be cleared to race unless the trainer has declared their horses in training at least 28 days […]

Nigel Quigley 7th in Paris

Irish representative Nigel Quigley placed 7th in the European Amateurs Cup in Vincennes, Paris, France COUPE D’EUROPE DES AMATEURS result & replay  

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