Students Go Behind The Scenes For Racing Industry Education Day

Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Gordon Elliott Yard Visit

HRI Go Racing Student Society go behind the scenes at Gordon Elliott's Racing Yard 07.11.17 Photo: Morgan Treacy INPHO

Forty-five Third Level students took part in Horse Racing Ireland’s ‘Go Racing Student Society’ industry education day today and went behind the scenes at trainer Gordon Elliott’s yard in Longwood, County Meath.  

Students from various colleges including NUI Maynooth, University of Limerick, UCD, Trinity College, Dublin IT and Griffith College, met with leading trainer Gordon Elliott and got to witness first-hand the work carried out by his team on a daily basis.  They were also introduced to stable stars Outlander, Apple’s Jade, Cause Of Causes, Empire Of Dirt, Death Duty and Samcro.

The students then returned to Fairyhouse for lunch and an action-packed afternoon of National Hunt racing. 

The HRI ‘Go Racing Student Society’ was launched in 2016, an initiative to build on the growing interest in horse racing among students and create opportunities to experience the sport in greater depth.  It is open to anyone currently in third level education. Joining the society is free and trips are discounted.  For upcoming events or to register visit

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