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Irish Racing to trial new Starting Price

The Board of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has approved a change in how the Starting Price on Irish racing will be determined. Beginning at the Kilbeggan fixture next Monday, June 13, a combination of off-course prices and on-course bookmaker prices will be used to produce Irish horseracing’s new Starting Price index . HRI outlined that on-course bookmakers will make up …

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Roger Casey appointed to lead Horse Racing Ireland finances

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has appointed Roger Casey as the new Group Chief Financial Officer, who is set to take over from Suzanne Eade. Casey will join the organisation from Tattersalls Ireland in the coming months following what has been described as an ‘extensive recruitment campaign’ in which HRI was assisted by Mazars. Suzanne Eade, Chief Executive Officer at HRI, …

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Ireland increases racecourse crowd capacity

Ireland increases racecourse crowd capacity

Irish racecourses will be permitted to increase their outdoor capacity by “up to 50%” for upcoming meets from 6 September, as part of the government’s latest COVID-19 response roadmap.  Under the new guidelines, racecourses across Ireland will also be permitted to operate at 60% indoor capacity “for hospitality purposes” – however racegoers must be consuming food and beverages in addition …

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HRI gives racing the green light to take place behind closed doors

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has confirmed that race meetings will go ahead, but will be ‘held in strict adherence to Government guidelines regarding COVID-19’.  The decision, which is reported to be motivated by employment and incomes for those across the sector, will see all fixtures staged without spectators.  Nicky Hartery, Chairman of Horse Racing Ireland, said: “These are unprecedented and sombre …

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BHA and IHRB team up to monitor betting trends

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has teamed up with the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) to focus upon monitoring betting trends across the Irish horseracing sector. The four-year agreement will see the duo work together on ‘different areas of intelligence’, while also strengthening the link between the two horseracing bodies. “We will be working together in different areas of intelligence. …

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Punchestown Racecourse secures €6.2 million redevelopment funding

County Kildare (Ireland) Punchestown Racecourse is set to undergo a €6.2 million renovation project, which will see work begin on a new €3.8 million grandstand, following 2016’s Punchestown Festival in April. The redevelopment project has been approved by the board of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), who will contribute €2.5 million through a capital development grant. Punchestown Racecourse management will now …

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HRI appoints Racing Post as data partner

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has announced that Racing Post has been appointed as an official distributor of HRI Data up to the end of 2019. Racing Post have renewed the agreement with HRI to use official HRI data in all of its print and digital products and will also be licensed to sell such data to other customers alongside its own editorial, tipping and analysis of Irish horseracing. …

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Brian Kavanagh – HRI – No delay for the implementation of Irish betting bill

Chief Executive of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI)  Brian Kavanagh has stated that there will be no delay to the implementation of Ireland’s new betting tax framework, which mirrors closely the UK’s POC system introduced last December. Kavanagh backed his statement, despite the UK POC being referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) by the Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association (GBGA). …

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Irish Racing sees growth in 2014

2014 was another successful year for the Irish bloodstock industry, with sales of €147.4 million representing double-digit growth for the fourth year in a row, according to Horse Racing Ireland’s (HRI) annual statistics. Industry highlights: Tote Ireland posted increases for the fourth consecutive year Racecourse attendances grew by 4% for the second year in succession. Commercial sponsorship, a key marker …

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