• Hear what some of our people have to say

    Caroline Townend

    ‘I work within the Ownership Department of HRI where the focus is between owner relations and owner recruitment. My role involves supporting the department managers which can include liaising with racecourses, contacting owners, dealing with enquiries and daily administrative duties.  I really enjoy my job, working in an industry which I am passionate about and in a company that I have made great friends.’

    Claire Rudd

    "My role involves accounting for prize-money and all the associated industry areas while also managing the payroll, pension, accounts payable and receivable functions. Assisted by a small team of dedicated professionals, we ensure that HRI's finances are handled effectively and efficiently. There's no typical day with such a varied role and I enjoy working with my colleagues on cross-functional teams and liaising with industry representatives and bodies.  The horse racing and breeding industries are major employers and significant contributors to the economy in Ireland and the finance function within HRI plays an important part in developing and sustaining this industry."
  • Willie Gibbons

    "I work at Leopardstown Racecourse as the Track Foreman. We host 23 race meetings throughout the year which incorporates our four day National Hunt Festival at Christmas and day one of Longines Irish Champions Weekend. Careful planning is required to allow us to produce a well prepared and well presented track for every meeting. There is a great sense of achievement at the end of every meeting when everyone goes home safe and sound and we move on to the next day."

    Fiona Feeney

    "HRI's IT Department is responsible for the provision, development and maintenance of information systems, operating systems and technical infrastructure to support the operations and management needs of HRI. Because of the unique nature of the racing industry, we are constantly looking at new emerging technologies and innovative solutions to support HRI and its stakeholders. Potential employees looking to join our team will be provided the opportunity to work with a wide range of modern technologies and develop a love for the racing industry."
  • Helen Seery

    "As the HR Business Partner, my role affords me the opportunity to meet with many exceptional people with great experience, skills and passion for the racing industry. The HR team is responsible for ensuring the organisation has the right people in place to assist in achieving our strategic goals while creating an environment that fosters hard work, dedication and a love for our great industry. No two days are the same in the world of HR and this variety is what makes every day worthwhile."

    Bronagh Dowling

    "I am responsible for the credit control function within the Client Accounts department. We strive to provide an efficient, friendly and professional service to all our clients over the phone, in person and via the online system, which gives clients instant access to information on their account and the ability to perform a number of different transactions. I am fortunate to work in a department that fosters and appreciates teamwork. It is interesting, always busy and is an enjoyable place to work. Working alongside motivated and dedicated colleagues in a co-operative environment makes HRI an attractive place of employment."
  • Pat Brennan

    "As Racing Services Manager, I have responsibility for Horse Racing Ireland's Betting Division and On-Course operations. The Betting Division licences and regulates all on-course bookmakers while On-Course Operations  comprises of the starting stalls and front of stalls team and also covers the photo-finish team and their equipment. A significant amount of pre-planning goes into each race meeting and a seamless execution is always very satisfying. The role is extremely varied and I’m lucky to have such experienced and committed teams to work with."

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