The Registrations team oversees the naming of racehorses through the Weatherbys Studbook, registration of ownership for racing purposes (including partnerships, syndicates, companies and clubs) and registration of owners colours and authorities to act, along with the maintenance of the record of horses returned in and out of training in Ireland.
Entries and Declarations
Responsible for the production of the various stages of Entries and Declarations, on an almost daily basis, including the acceptance of entries, checking to see that horses are qualified to run, the allocation of weights and the declaration to run of horses and jockeys at the overnight stage. All entries, forfeits, declarations and rider bookings may be made by trainers through the Racing Administration System and any queries relating to racecourse going reports, horse's handicap ratings, balloting and the Racing Administration System in general can be directed to our Customer Support Executive.
The Publications team compile and publish the weekly edition of the Irish Racing Calendar which contains HRI Directive changes and Rules of Racing changes, in addition to the upcoming race programmes, while the Irish Form Book contains the official Irish race results. Both of these publications are available on an annual subscription basis and are a useful industry tool for racing professionals. Publications also provide the racecard information on all Irish meetings to the racecard suppliers and various media outlets.
Race Planning compiles the annual Fixture List for Irish racing, comprising of approximately 350 meetings each year, and reschedules any cancelled fixtures. The race planning team create all race programmes after consulting with the racecourses and key user groups. They publish the provisional summaries showing a three-month programme of races and then weekly schedules are published in the Irish Racing Calendar and on the HRI RÁS website. Race Planning annually review the status and number of Pattern races run in Ireland each year.
Responsible for the provision
and maintenance of mobile track equipment – including starting stalls,
front-of-stalls team, photo finish and camera patrol equipment. Stall
Handlers, Front Of Stalls and the Photo Finish Unit come under the HRI remit,
while the Camera Patrol Unit is supplied by an outside company, IRIS under
contract to HRI and AIR.
Photo finish prints are available for all races run in Ireland since January 1st, 2009. The prints are A4 in size and similar to the prints that are posted at the racecourse. Your print will contain the name of the racecourse, the date of the race meeting, the title of the race and finishing position of your horse.
To order your print, priced at €20 per copy, please download the form and return to HRI.