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Members Update 23 jan

  Two major changes have been discussed at committee level and agreed at the last board meeting of the IHRA. These include the change from open class handicap heats and finals for all grades (F+) to a new structure. The restrictions to warm ups was also agreed. For full details of these changes, which will […]

Nigel Quigley will represent Ireland in the Amateurs Cup in Paris

Change of Irish Driver in Coupe D’Europe Des Amateurs 2020   Due to personal circumstances, Timmy O Leary cannot travel to France to participate in the Amateur Race this coming weekend in Vincennes. Thankfully, we have secured the drive to our substitute driver, Nigel Quigley. The IHRA wish Nigel the very best of luck in […]

Funding for Pony Trot Programme

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in securing Dormant Account funding for 2020! IHRA as affiliate of Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) applied for the Sports Inclusion Fund through Dormant Accounts and received €40,000 of €50,000 sought for development of comprehensive educational programme for children aged 7-15. Funding will cover marketing, expenses, educational equipment purchase, and staff involved […]

IHRA Secures Driver Representation in Coupe D’Europe Des Amateurs 2020

IHRA Secures Driver Representation in Coupe D’Europe Des Amateurs 2020   The IHRA are pleased to announce that LeTrot have confirmed that the IHRA will once again be represented in the Prix De Saint Claude at the Hippodrome de Vincennes, Paris on 25th January, the annual Coupe D’Europe Des Amateurs Race.    The 2019 IHRA […]

2020 Racing Season Opening

The 2020 Racing Season will start with a Premium Graded Meeting at Portmarnock Raceway on March 29th.Racing will continue until late November with at least one race meeting be held weekly.A full calendar will be released shortly with full schedule of racing for 2020.

IHRA Office Christmas Holidays

The IHRA Office will be closed from today Friday 20th December 2019 until Monday 6th January.  Any urgent enquiries please email: info@irishharnessracing.com The IHRA Board of Directors wishes all its Members, Promoters and Supporters a Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Drimoleague RR entries

Drimoleague Entries:   Horses in Red are not cleared to race. Connections are advised to make contact with the IHRA office before 12noon tomorrow, Friday 20th December to sort their affairs. Any horse after this time will not be cleared to race.RR Drim 2019

RIP Bernie Kelly

With regret we learn of the untimely passing of Bernadette Kelly R.I.P Bernie has given a lifetime service to Harness Racing in Ireland acting in numerous roles amongst the various organisations and committee’s that have transcended our sport over the years, the Irish Harness Racing Club / STAGBI, Irish Standardbred Association, Whitehouse Raceway, Collon Raceway […]

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