Trainers are requested to note that in all flat races starting from stalls, horses that are listed as reserves on the racecard will now be alloted DRAW NUMBERS - the first racemeeting that this Rule applies to will be at SLIGO on TUESDAY 21 MAY 2019.
Trainers please note new rules for declaring non-runners and reserves for racemeetings taking place on or after Monday 8th April 2019. See the link below for details.
Advice from France Galop re continuing precautions for overseas runners in France.
Trainers are requested to note the updated enhanced measures.
Trainers are advised that the following document compiled by the IHRB (Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board) may provide some answers to questions and queries which have arrived out of the current Equine Influenza outbreak in Great Britain.
Details of the Equine Influenza requirements when travelling to the UK with a runner can be found on the link below:
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Trainers are reminded that they must keep all horse in training records up-to-date on the RÁS system as per Rule 148. I.H.R.B. stable inspections are based on the records submitted to Horse Racing Ireland via the RÁS system.
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O’Brien plans step up in trip for Magna Grecia
The Juddmonte International at York and the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown are among the options under consideration for 2000 Guineas hero Magna Grecia. The Invincible Spirit colt ran out a hugely impressive winner of the Rowley Mile Classic in early May, but could finish only fifth whe
Gordon Lord Byron ‘ready for action again’
Tom Hogan is mapping out a familiar route for Gordon Lord Byron after his grand old servant gave a creditable performance on his 100th career start at the Curragh. The admirable 11-year-old showed he retains plenty of ability and enthusiasm by staying on resolutely for fourth place in Saturday’s Min
Drop in class for Celtic Beauty
Ken Condon is to drop Celtic Beauty down in grade following her disappointing effort in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket. The daughter of No Nay Never failed to repeat the form she showed to finish second in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot, and came home last of seven behind Raffle Priz
Turnberry Isle gives Donnacha O’Brien birthday winner
Donnacha O’Brien celebrated his 21st birthday in style as he partnered Turnberry Isle to victory in the feature at Ballinrobe on Monday evening. Successful at Killarney on Wednesday, the Aidan O’Brien trained son of Galileo was expected to follow-up today and went off 5-6 favourite for the Tote Supp
Anthony Van Dyck leading O’Brien challenge on King George
Anthony Van Dyck will bid to follow in the hoofprints of his famous father Galileo when he lines up for the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. Having sent out Galileo out to claim both the midsummer showpiece and the Derby in the same season in 2001, Aidan O’Brien will a
Onlyhuman demands attention on hurdles debut
All eyes will be on Onlyhuman in the Mayo News Maiden Hurdle at Ballinrobe, as the three-time Flat winner makes his jumps debut. The son of Invincible Spirit has been a revelation this season since joining Jessica Harrington, winning twice and filling the runner-up berth on his other two starts. Rat
Enable all set for ‘tall order’ in King George
John Gosden reports Enable in prime condition as he prepares the brilliant mare for the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot. Enable will bid to become only the third horse to win the mid-summer showpiece twice. While Dahlia (1973-74) and Swain (1997-98) were successful in consecuti
Haggas mourning loss of brilliant Classic winner Sea Of Class
William Haggas paid a heartfelt tribute to Sea Of Class after the Classic-winning filly lost her brave battle with colic. Last year’s Irish Oaks winner underwent surgery after being struck down with the life-threatening illness two weeks ago, but despite the best possible care, her condition deterio
‘Plenty to look forward to’ for Condon with Romanised
Ken Condon is looking forward to getting Romanised ready for the Prix Jacques le Marois next month after the four-year-old enjoyed a well-deserved success in the Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh. The son of Holy Roman Emperor had run several fine races in defeat, including in the Queen Anne at Royal A
Irish Oaks heroine Star Catcher to be given Vermeille assignment
Star Catcher will bid to follow up her victory in the Irish Oaks by giving trainer John Gosden a groundbreaking first success in the Qatar Prix Vermeille at ParisLongchamp on September 15. The Newmarket handler plans to give the daughter of Sea The Stars a short break, before readying her to try to
McCreery mulling more Group options for Up Helly Aa
Willie McCreery is looking forward to pitching Up Helly Aa into Group company again, after the three-year-old ran the battle-hardened Mohawk to two lengths in the Meld Stakes on only his third start. Up Helly Aa had run in just two maidens before taking a big step up in class, and McCreery feels las
Winter Escape on way back
Aidan Howard will tread carefully with Winter Escape in the hope of a return to form for the JP McManus chaser. County Kildare trainer Howard has already allowed the eight-year-old plenty of time to recover from his difficult end to last season – which petered out at the highest level after three vi
Soffia routs raiding party in Sapphire Stakes
Eddie Lynam’s fast-improving filly Soffia put the raiding party in their place with a thoroughly impressive display in the Friarstown Stud Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh. A field of nine sprinters went to post for the five-furlong Group Two, five of whom were aiming to take the prize back to Britain
Red Tea rises to occasion at the Curragh
Red Tea dominated from the front in a depleted Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh. Just five runners went to post for the nine-furlong Group Two, with the William Haggas-trained Move Swiftly – who would have been a hot favourite to follow up her victory in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Asco
Tipperary treble for Blackmore and De Bromhead
Deans Road spearheaded a treble for Henry de Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore in the Tipperary Town Plaza Plate Handicap Chase. The top weight was driven out to account for persistent challenger Lucky Pat by two lengths at 7-1. “It’s been a brilliant day,” said De Bromhead. “I’m delighted for (owner)
French Rain strikes on debut for Lyons
French Rain looks another exciting juvenile for Ger Lyons after her impressive winning debut at the Curragh. The daughter of Siyouni was the 3-1 favourite for the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden in the hands of Colin Keane, and came home with a length and three-quarters in hand over
Dermot Weld ‘thrilled’ with Search For A Song’s Oaks effort
Dermot Weld believes Search For A Song has a bright future after she finished a fine fourth to Star Catcher in the Kerrygold Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Saturday. The daughter of Sea The Stars put in good late work to be beaten less than six lengths by the winner after stepping up from Listed compa
Star not for catching in Irish Oaks under irrepressible Dettori
Frankie Dettori produced another front-running masterclass in the saddle as Star Catcher gave him a fifth win this century in the Kerrygold Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Supplemented for 40,000 euros at the confirmation stage by owner Anthony Oppenheimer, the John Gosden-trained filly was allowed her o
Romanised impresses in Minstrel Stakes
Romanised came with a rattling run to win the Paddy Power Minstrel Stakes and register a second major success at the Curragh. Ken Condon’s classy colt last saw glory in the Irish 2,000 Guineas in May 2018, and returned to winning ways after several creditable efforts since, mainly at the top table.
Verhoyen plunders Scurry prize at the Curragh
Verhoyen made light of a quick turnaround to run out a ready winner of the Tote Scurry Handicap at the Curragh. Michael Grassick’s four-year-old had been caught close home when second over seven furlongs at Fairyhouse on Wednesday, after a seven-week break, but was clearly all the better for the eff
Tue, 23rd July 2019
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Tuesday, 23rd Jul 2019
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The ground @LeopardstownRC (Thursday) is good to firm (watering commences). Mainly dry & bright with chance of showers tomorrow night.
The ground @Galway_Races (next Monday to Sunday) is now good (NH) & good to yielding (Flat). Forecast dry & breezy… https://t.co/PQGbaNGfHA
The ground @LimerickRaces (Thursday) remains good, good to firm in places (watering). Mainly dry with scattered showers.
The ground @GowranPark1 (Saturday) is good. Mixed forecast over coming days.
The ground @NaasRacecourse (tomorrow) is now good. Dry forecast.
The ground @BallinrobeRaces (today) is good (watering). Forecast warm and breezy.
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The ground @Galway_Races (Monday to Sunday next week) is good to yielding (NH) & yielding (Flat) following 29mm of… https://t.co/lJC9eiqd8w
@BallinrobeRaces now good to yielding (Flat) & remains good (NH). NH track will be watered after racing this evening
The ground @NaasRacecourse (Wednesday) is good, good to yielding in places following 25mm of rain over the weekend. Mainly dry forecast
The ground @LeopardstownRC (Thursday) is good to firm, good in places following 5mm of rain overnight. Mainly dry &… https://t.co/pTVhiC6Xx7
The ground @LimerickRaces (Thursday) is now good, good to firm in places following 12mm of rain over the weekend. W… https://t.co/tp9eFoNPy7
The ground @WexfordRacecour (Friday) is good to firm, good in places. Watering to commence today. Mainly dry with showers possible
The ground @Downroyal (Friday) is yielding to soft (Straight) & yielding to soft, soft in places (Round). Racing on… https://t.co/iILVlRILxM
Following 18mm of rain @BallinrobeRaces (today & tomorrow) is yielding (Flat) & good (NH). Monitoring situation reg… https://t.co/U09ppwijyi
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The ground @BallinrobeRaces (tomorrow & Tuesday) is good (Flat) & good, good to firm in places (NH) following 7mm… https://t.co/zQRl5fzkSg
The ground @tipperaryraces remains good (selective watering). Showers forecast today
The ground @curraghrace is good, good to firm in places (Straight) & good to firm (Round). Dry morning with rain fo… https://t.co/9UaM87yIzk
RAS Twitter @HRI_Racing
Selective watering will commence after racing @curraghrace on the Round course. Forecast for dry morning & showers in the afternoon.
@mike_winner Hi Michael, sorry correction, all the rest of early closing races to be released Mon & Tue afternoons… https://t.co/SvkM9smpS1
@mike_winner Hi Michael, the Galway early closing races are published, they closed last week -… https://t.co/qS5Brz3Afe
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