N.B. There will be no allowances to Riders in the Student Derby Handicap (Race 310F).
Curragh Student Derby 2023
The Curragh Student Derby takes place on 12th October.
Owners and Trainers are urged to support this initiative which aims to promote the sport of racing amongst young people throughout Europe Federation.
Eligible riders for this race are listed below. All of them are experienced riders and either hold a Qualified Riders/Amateur Jockeys Licence, Conditional Jockeys Licence or Apprentice Jockeys Licence issued by any recognised Racing Authority.
The race over 10 furlongs (2000 metres) is organised in conjunction with the European Student Horse Racing. Entries for the race close at 12 noon on Thursday 5th October.
Entering for Flat Races in the UK for class 5 or 6 races
From 1st September 2023 to 31st December 2023, Irish trained horses will not be allowed to enter or run in Class 5 or 6 FLAT Handicaps or Classified Stakes races in the UK.
Important Reminder - Equine Influenza Vaccinations
Trainers are reminded that in accordance with Equine Influenza Vaccinations Rule 91(ii), a horse shall not be qualified to start if a vaccine has been administered within the previous seven days. For the avoidance of doubt, there must be six clear days between vaccination and Raceday.
Notice from France Galop – First-Time Entries
In order for a foreign-trained horse to be entered in a public race in France for the first time, the horse must be duly declared by the trainer on the France Galop website at least 15 days prior to the day of the race in which the horse is due to take part.
This declaration must include its full designation including name, sex, year of foaling, coat, breeding (sire, dam, dam's sire) and the suffix of the country of birth.
Furthermore, if the race takes place more than 15 days after the entry closing, the declaration above must be made no later than the day before the general entry closing day.
If an entry is not registered due to a non-compliance with this provision, no appeal may be lodged.
French Rule Change concerning Pregnant/Covered Mares' Eligibility to Race
There has been a recent rule change in France concerning pregnant and covered mares eligibility to race. No covered and confirmed pregnant mares may take part in a race. Please click the link below for full details.
NOTICE TO TRAINERS REGARDING QUALIFICATION TO ENTER IN HANDICAP CHASES
Trainers are reminded that Horses rated 102 or less over hurdle that have run in at least 4 or more Handicap Hurdles (Handicap Hurdles with any rating band) may be allowed straight into a handicap chase on a weight equivalent to their hurdle mark. All cases are at the discretion of the handicapper.
ENTER IRE INCENTIVE RACES AND WIN €10,000 IRISH SALES VOUCHERS
The IRE Incentive scheme is a new initiative from Horse Racing Ireland designed to stimulate and fortify Irish thoroughbred breeding, racing and Sales.
NOTICE TO TRAINERS REGARDING STABLE CAPACITY AT RACEMEETINGS
In view of the requirement for one stable for every declared runner at racemeetings, Horse Racing Ireland would like to remind Trainers that every effort will be made to ensure we can obtain the maximum number of runners that the stable capacity limit will allow at all racemeetings. Trainers are asked to note that field size limits in races are being altered right up to declaration time (10am) to maximise the number of runners each day based on stable capacity.
Wed 4, October 2023
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