# Horse Racing IReland

This month
September 2023
Government won't exempt horse-racing TV channels from ban on daytime gambling ads
Law regulating the gambling industry is a public health measure, says minister.
This year
Horse Racing body closed down racing academy amid 'safety' concerns
A report by
Niall O'Connor
It is understood that the HRI moved in last weekend and shut down the centre with immediate effect – back channel efforts are underway to save the programme.
Calls for Govt to tell 'influencer teachers' to stop paid posts for Horse Racing Ireland in schools
A Labour TD has said children are being treated as ‘pawns’ by teachers being paid to promote HRI online.
Last year
'None of us expected him to do so well': The group of friends who became racehorse owners
Five couples recently came together to form the Pony Sopranos syndicate and buy Irish Blaze.
All time
PAC to question Horse Racing Ireland over 'unusual circumstances' behind the loss of €389,000
The money was in control of a cash-in-transit company when it stopped operating and went into liquidation.
Aidan O'Brien back to winning ways as Irish racing makes its return
Naas staged the first Irish meeting since the Covid-19 shutdown today.
Finally there will be live sport to watch on Irish TV next month
RTE to show live coverage from next month.
Galway Racing Festival gets go ahead but with significant changes to its programme
HRI announce full Flat programme for June and revised fixture list for July.
Thermal camera system to be used when horse racing resumes next month
Horse racing is due to get back underway in Ireland from 8 June.
This year's Fairyhouse and Punchestown Festivals cancelled, National Hunt season closed
Horse Racing Ireland have announced the news after today’s board meeting.
Irish horse racing to be shut down as Taoiseach bans all sporting events
Race meetings have still been taking place behind closed doors, but that will stop after today’s announcement.
Irish handlers back decision to continue racing behind closed doors
Paul Nolan was pleased by the HRI call, but has underlined the need to be vigilant.
Horse racing in Ireland will continue behind closed doors
Despite yesterday’s decision to suspend the sport in Britain, HRI officials met by conference call today and opted not to call a temporary halt to it here.
The nights are getting longer, the mornings colder and nothing invites the winter like racing at Dundalk
Geological and Mianna are worth keeping tabs on as racing returns to Dundalk, writes Johnny Ward.
Minister Michael Creed and Horse Racing Ireland defend 20-year term of CEO Brian Kavanagh
Creed has said he consented to a new contract for Brian Kavanagh, who earns €25,000 above government guidelines.
9 Galway bars you need to visit this weekend
Or any week, really.
Day at the Races: Ever dreamt of owning a racehorse? Here's how to do it
Your guide to getting the most out of the Races.
Your Galway Races Festival Survival Guide
There’s something for everyone out West this summer.
Day at the Races: Have you got what it takes to become a jockey?
Your guide to getting the most out of the Races.
Day at the Races: A blagger's guide to horse racing lingo
Your guide to getting the most out of the Races.
Day at the Races: How do jockeys choose their bright colours?
Your guide to getting the most out of the Races.
Day at the Races: Why do racehorses have such bizarre names?
Your guide to getting the most out of the Races.
Here's how to boss it from head to toe this Ladies' Day
Your handy guide to dressing to impress – it’s all about the hats.
Day at the Races: Why is Ladies' Day such a big deal?
Your guide to getting the most out of the Races.
VIDEO: Here's a preview of 'The Irish Road to Cheltenham'
The new RTE show screens at 8.30pm on RTE.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
Catch up on the day’s news – as well as the bits and pieces in between you may have missed…
Fairyhouse switch meetings
Remedial work on the inside track continues at track.