The footprint that HRI and its subsidiaries make on the communities and environments in which we work, lead or manage, forms a critical part of the initiatives that we run under corporate responsibility. A strong connection to the community through our relationship with 'Business in the Community' and our schools programme is working well for the students and organisation alike.

    The Schools Business Partnership is an education inclusion programme that partners schools with businesses that are situated in the same geographical area as the business. Our Schools programme with the Curragh Post Primary school has been running for a number of years.

    The vision is to empower young students to take control of their future and to develop an appreciation for education. We encourage the students to broaden their horizons, consider all the options available to them and to strive towards reaching their full potential.

    HRI have participated in the following programmes:

    1. Post-Primary School Programmes
    2. The Skills @ Work Programme
    3. The Student Mentoring Programme

    In addition our employees actively take part in fundraising initiatives throughout the year and generously give their time to a variety of causes. 

    Prize-money

    Horse Racing Ireland has developed initiatives with key stakeholders to directly benefit and protect both persons employed in the industry and to assist in the funding of charitable organisations.

    As part of the distribution of prize-money, (see: HRI Directives, Directive 7 – section iv) a portion of the prize-money won by the horse owner is deducted and redistributed. This deduction is split between various parties/organisations including some charitable and educational institutes, such as: the Irish Horse Welfare Trust, RACE (Racing Academy & Centre of Education), the Irish Blue Cross, the Stable Employees Bonus Scheme, and the Jockeys Emergency Fund.

    Industry Services Fund

    The Industry Services Fund supports best practice in the provision of medical and horse care facilities at racecourses by contributing to:

    Providers of Jockeys' ambulances (e.g. Order of Malta)

    Suppliers of Horse ambulances (e.g. Irish Blue Cross)

     

    Racing Charity Support

    We provide marketing and PR support to various Irish racing charities, including:

    Irish Injured Jockeys

    Jog For Jockeys

    Hurling For Cancer

     

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