Our mission is to develop and promote Ireland's
Horse Racing and Breeding industries, to administer and govern the sport of
Horse Racing in Ireland, and to cultivate and promote the highest standards of
integrity and welfare.
Our vision is to ensure Ireland will be the
global leader in Horse Racing and Breeding, sustaining a vibrant and rural
Success of our Mission, Vision and Purpose is heavily
dependent on the success of our people at HRI. Our employees play a vital role
in ensuring we achieve our daily business activities and HRI's values are the
foundation by which our employees conduct themselves. Every employee, manager
and director throughout the organisation is expected to adhere to our core
values of Pride
and Passion, Excellence, Ambition, Empowerment, Integrity and Respect.
The activities carried out by HRI under its remit
to govern, develop, promote and administer the
sport cover a wide range of areas, the principal ones being:
The Racing Department is responsible for the annual allocation of approximately 390 race fixtures to 26 Irish racecourses and the creation of all racing programmes.
The department has budgetary responsibility for annual prize-money distribution, including HRI's direct contribution and has control of the Racecourse Capital Development Programme.
The racecourse services provided by HRI including starting stalls, photo finish and the production of integrity pictures come under the Racing Department's remit. HRI negotiates media rights for racecourses and manages the contract for the production of sound and pictures from the track for use by broadcasters.
The Racing Department also has direct responsibility for the key areas of horse racing administration in Ireland. HRI maintain the Racing Administration System (RAS) which allows trainers, jockey's agents and owners' access online to carry out their day-to-day racing administration using mobile devices such as desktops, smartphones and tablets.
The Betting Division licences
and regulates all on-course bookmakers.
The main aim of the Equine Welfare & Bloodstock Division is to maintain the high welfare standards in the Irish Thoroughbred industry and to create a mechanism whereby these standards can be verified and improved in line with evolving best practice in Ireland and abroad.
The Marketing Department promotes
racing to the public through integrated national marketing campaigns. It
provides a dedicated marketing support service for individual racecourses
throughout the country providing marketing plan development, market research,
media planning, sponsorship support and event management services. It also
manages and promotes the HRI website and social media sites.
The Communications Department is responsible for internal and external corporate
communications, HRI’s press office and extensive event management, and is the direct point of contact
in Horse Racing Ireland for the Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
and other government departments and bodies.
The department is also responsible for HRI
publications including the Factbook, Annual Reports, Provisional Summaries,
Economic Reports and Strategic Plan.
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