The Crowne Plaza Championship H'cap (298 D) may be divided should sufficient declarations be received.
Horse Racing Ireland has announced that there will be an additional flat meeting at Gowran Park on Tuesday 23 October - This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon on Thursday 18 October with declarations to run to be made by 10am on Monday 22 October.
Due to a request regarding specific sprint opportunities from the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association, Horse Racing Ireland has amended the race programme at Navan on Wednesday 24 October. This meeting closes for entries on Thursday 18 October with declarations to run by 10am on Tuesday 23 October.
Following the cancellation of the Thurles meeting scheduled for Thursday 11th October, Horse Racing Ireland has announced that this meeting is now rescheduled for Monday 12th November. A new programme of races will be published in due course.
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.
Please note that it is now mandatory that any markings submitted to Horse Racing Ireland for naming, duplicate passports or markings updates MUST BE TYPED.
This is a requirement implemented by Weatherbys Ireland at the request of the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine. If you have any queries or questions on this please contact the Registrations Section on 045 455424.
Trainers are reminded that if your horse becomes a reserve on the racecard, you are now obliged to declare it as either a runner or a non-runner to the dedicated Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) line (045-445645). Declaration must be made at least 90 minutes before the scheduled off-time of the first race in accordance with Rule 194 (iii) (a) or (b).
Data Sharing between HRI & Racing Regulatory Body
Enable to run in Breeders’ Cup Turf
Enable has been given the green light to head to Churchill Downs for the Breeders’ Cup Turf. The dual Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine has come out of her victory at ParisLongchamp in tip-top shape, and connections could find no reason not to travel Stateside. Given her truncated season due to inju
Aircraft Carrier provides Aidan O’Brien with record-equalling winner at Gowran
Champion trainer Aidan O’Brien equalled his best-ever Irish yearly Flat winners total at Gowran Park on Monday with the victory of Aircraft Carrier in the Racing Again November 24th Maiden. Aircraft Carrier and Seamie Heffernan finished well to edge past runner-up War Diary near the line and score a
McDonald ready for famous return
PJ McDonald is chomping at the bit to return to action at Newcastle on Wednesday, with his ride on Laurens at Ascot on Champions Day looming. Having partnered the John Dance-owned filly to Group One victories in the Prix Saint Alary and the Prix de Diane in France earlier in the season, McDonald has
Don’t Touch It clashes with Hidden Cyclone at Punchestown on Tuesday
Jessica Harrington’s Don’t Touch It is the highest-rated horse in action at Punchestown on Tuesday in the Join The Coral Bet & Get Club Rated Hurdle. The eight-year-old is owned by JP McManus and has won six times, including at the Punchestown Festival in 2017. Since then he has been largely disappo
Roaring Lion stands ground for Champion Stakes – but ground could have final say
Roaring Lion is one of 14 remaining entries following the five-day confirmation stage for the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. John Gosden’s colt has enjoyed a stellar season, with victories in the Coral-Eclipse, Juddmonte International and Irish Champion Stakes adorning his CV. He does,
Cracksman ‘bouncing’ with conditions right for Champion Stakes repeat
Robert Havlin believes it will take a good horse to stop Cracksman from registering back-to-back victories in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. With conditions almost certain to be in favour of the John Gosden-trained Frankel colt, the 44-year-old Scot is optimistic Cracksman can becom
Laurens all set for QEII challenge
Laurens has been supplemented, as expected, for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Champions Day. Karl Burke’s superstar proved her well-bring in an exercise gallop on Sunday, and owner John Dance stumped up the £70,000 fee. She is due to be reunited with PJ McDonald, who has missed her victo
Champions Day ground will be soft
Ascot’s clerk of the course Chris Stickels expects Champions Day to take place on soft ground. More rain has fallen in the past 24 hours at the course than in the whole of September. The ground is currently a mixture of soft and heavy for Saturday – and while not too much more rain is forecast throu
Yucatan up in Cup weights
Impressive Herbert Power Stakes winner Yucatan has been handed a 2.5kg penalty for the Melbourne Cup. The Aidan O’Brien-trained four-year-old turned what looked a competitive Group Two Handicap into a procession. While a winner in Group Three company before leaving for Australia, he had finished las
Amy Murphy sets sights on Festival glory with Kalashnikov
Finding a Cheltenham Festival winner in an area known for its rich Flat heritage is something of a rarity – but is a challenge Amy Murphy hopes to fulfil this season. Having watched Kalashnikov come within a neck of landing last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the up-and-coming Newmarket-based han
Brazos bags Irish Cesarewitch glory for John Murphy and Shane Foley
Brazos ran out clear-cut winner of the Irish Cesarewitch for trainer John Murphy and jockey Shane Foley at Navan. The four-year-old foiled Willie Mullins’ seven-strong team as he looked to follow up his victory with Low Sun in the Newmarket equivalent on Saturday. Sandymount Duke set the early pace
Agent misses Ascot
Accidental Agent will miss the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Saturday due to a “minor setback”. A surprise winner of the Queen Anne at the Royal meeting in June, he has disappointed in two runs since in the Jacques le Marois at Deauville and the Joel Stakes at Newmarket. While confirming the
All The King’s Men leaves lasting Legacy at Navan
All The King’s Men produced a gallant performance from the front to take Listed honours in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Legacy Stakes at Navan. Seamie Heffernan, who enjoyed a big day at Newmarket on Saturday, grabbed the rail on the Aidan O’Brien-trained son of No Nay Never, who found plenty when t
Delight for Michael O’Callaghan at Navan with smart-looking Third Of March
Third Of March created quite an impression in winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at Navan. Trained by Michael O’Callaghan, the Camacho filly had not been seen since finishing third first time out to Lethal Promise at Naas in June. O’Callaghan said of his Leigh Roche-ridden 6-1 winner: “She
Spider Web catches Na Trachtalai Abu in Munster National thriller
Spider Web reeled in Na Trachtalai Abu in the final strides to snatch victory in the JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National Handicap Chase at Limerick. James Motherway’s 40-1 outsider looked like causing an upset when coming through to lead what was a wide-open contest. The race looked won until Luk
Ruby Walsh out of luck on return from injury at Limerick
Ruby Walsh failed to make a winning return from injury when beaten on both his comeback rides at Limerick. The 12-times champion Irish jump jockey had been expected to land the Maurice Powers Solicitors Irish EBF Mares Hurdle on the Willie Mullins-trained Good Thyne Tara, but the 4-9 shot was only t
Stormy Air chasing hat-trick at Gowran Park on Monday
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Capri in contention for Champion Stakes challenge at Ascot
Aidan O’Brien is considering dropping Capri down in trip for the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. Last year’s St Leger hero has had a truncated campaign, but showed he was coming back to form when fifth behind Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. O’Brien has yet to finalise his team,
Fabre keen to see how Persian King develops before committing to Guineas bid
Andre Fabre will see how Persian King progresses through the winter before making a firm plan for the smart colt’s three-year-old campaign. The son of Kingman showed class as well as plenty of guts and determination to withhold a mighty three-pronged attack from the Aidan O’Brien stable, headed by M
Low Sun holds off Uradel as Willie Mullins dominates Cesarewitch
Low Sun saw off stablemate Uradel to provide Willie Mullins with a one-two in the Dubai £500,000 Cesarewitch Stakes at Newmarket. Ireland’s perennial champion National Hunt trainer saddled no less than seven runners in the prestigious staying handicap, with long-time ante-post favourite Stratum and
Tue, 16th October 2018
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Tuesday, 16th Oct 2018
The ground remains Good, Good to Firm ...
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The ground @LeopardstownRC (Saturday) is yielding, yielding to soft in places. Staying mostly dry for the remainder of the week.
The ground @NaasRacecourse (Sunday) is yielding. Generally dry forecast.
The ground @corkracecourse (Sunday) is good, good to yielding in places. Risk of showers today, mainly dry thereafter.
The ground @punchestownrace (Tuesday & Wednesday) remains good, good to firm in places. Selective watering continue… https://t.co/DmGp5pN3w9
RAS Twitter @HRI_Racing
The ground @TramoreRaces (Thursday) is good. Selective watering to maintain. Forecast for 2mm of rain before racing.
The ground @LeopardstownRC Saturday) is yielding, yielding to soft in places. Staying mostly dry for the remainder of the week.
The ground at @GowranPark1 remains heavy. Forecast for a dry day today.
The ground @punchestownrace (Tues & Wed) is good, good to firm in places following 47mm of rain since Friday. Selec… https://t.co/q4n8J2oSwq
RAS Twitter @HRI_Racing
Following a dry night the ground @LimerickRaces today is now good, good to yielding in places. Forecast for a dry day.
Following a further 15mm of rain yesterday the ground @gowranpark (Monday) is now heavy. Mainly dry today and tomorrow.
Following 22mm of rain in the past 24hrs the ground @NavanRacecourse today is now yielding, good to yielding in places. Dry day forecast.
RAS Twitter @HRI_Racing
Following 10mm of rain today the ground @LimerickRaces (Sunday) is now yielding on the NH track. Rain to clear late… https://t.co/UbmugohiWw
Following a further 6mm of rain since 8am this morning @Fairyhouse, the ground remains good, good to firm in places. Currently raining.
@LimerickRaces (Saturday & Sunday) is yielding (F) & remains good (NH) following 6mm of rain since declarations. Ra… https://t.co/lJtIeENY2u
Following 15mm of rain in the last 24hrs the ground @NavanRacecourse (Sunday) is now good, good to firm in places.… https://t.co/Ey7NPXYYf5
The ground @Fairyhouse today is good, good to firm in places following 3mm of rain overnight. Currently raining & f… https://t.co/oEkfLDImzA
RAS Twitter @HRI_Racing
Following 9mm of rain the ground @Fairyhouse is now good, good to firm in places. Forecast for rain tomorrow, clearing in the afternoon.
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