Horses grouped racing around the bend at Leopardstown racecourse

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a Commercial Semi-State Body responsible to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, having been established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001.

HRI is responsible for the overall administration, governance, development, and promotion of the Irish horseracing industry on an all-island basis.

HRI operates a corporate structure which comprises the main body and nine subsidiary companies (one dormant). HRI’s functions are set out in legislation. The HRI Board comprises a Chair and 13 ordinary board members who are a mixture of industry and Ministerial nominees.