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Going racing is a rather unique experience and with 26 racecourses in Ireland to choose from, every taste is sure to be catered for.

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BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY NEWS - British horseracing focused on returning safely



The leaders of British horseracing say the government’s decision that sport can resume will help save livelihoods and businesses in the £4 billion industry. British racing was suspended from March 18th to allow emergency and NHS workers to focus on COVID-19 and support the national effort.

Since then, Britain’s 59 racecourses have had no income from racing.

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Focus on supporting middle and grassroots tiers as minimum race values for first 10 weeks of racing are published


Reduction in prize money inevitable with no crowds on racecourses and betting shops closed

Levy Board contributions allow, on average, minimum prize money levels to remain at just over 80% of the previously permitted minimum levels

Racing’s cross-industry Members Committee agrees focus should be on safeguarding prize money at the mid/lower echelons of the racing pyramid

Initial values cover 10-week period from the resumption of racing and remain under review

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Provisional Flat Pattern and Listed race programme: update



Following the UK government publishing a provisional timetable for the return of professional sport on Monday, the racing industry’s leaders continue to plan for a resumption of racing from 1 June.

British Racing welcomes government timeline for return of sport



Senior executives from British horseracing have welcomed the publication of a timeline for the potential resumption of sporting events by the UK government today. In its document, Our Plan to Rebuild, …

Punchestown Festival


If there were ever another racing fixture that comes close to the supremacy of the Cheltenham Festival; and the joy it brings to so many racing fans, it would have to be none other than the Punchestown Festival. Tuesday 28th April would have marked the start of this year’s festival which has sadly been cancelled, as well as many other racing fixtures we were all so eagerly looking forward to but, let us reflect on what makes it such a fantastic Racing Break and look forward to its return in 2021...

Upcoming packages to look forward to in 2021


With what is proving to be quite a testing and tricky time for us all, we want to shake away the doom and gloom with some exciting racing trips and packages to look forward to come 2021 when things return back to normal…

Let’s start from the beginning



If horse racing at its best is what you are looking for, Ireland is certainly the place to find it. For so many years, Ireland has been a dominant force on the world's racing stage, enjoying fantastic success and indeed, punching well above its weight in terms of breeding and racing success.

But nothing compares to a day at the races in Ireland. With close to 360 race meetings annually, the racegoer is spoilt for choice. Every racecourse is different, offering an experience that is unique to Ireland. And the next big day out is just around the corner.

For many, nothing beats a day at the Curragh, Leopardstown or Punchestown, the atmosphere of the seven-day Galway festival or the end-of-summer extravaganza at Listowel. For others, in search of a more relaxing experience, it could be an afternoon or evening at beautiful Gowran Park or Killarney.

Irish racecourses are visited by over 1.3m people every year. It's easy to get involved, you never know who you might meet and whether you back a winner or not, it's long odds-on that you will have a day to remember.

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Goffs of Ireland News - More Grade 1 Success for Orby Graduate Raging Bull



It was an emphatic win for the Peter Brant-owned Raging Bull in the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile Stakes at Santa Anita last night, beating a top class field of Gr1 winners including Preakness winner War of Will, River Boyne and Without Parole.

HORSE RACING IN IRELAND NEW - Friday Night Racing with Billy Lee | Full Flat programme for June and revised fixture list for July



Full Flat programme for the month of June and the fixture list for July, including details of the Galway festival which will be run on its original dates.

Read more here

Goffs Land Rover Sale: Top Class Catalogue Now Online for the New Best


Goffs is delighted to announce that the catalogue for the Goffs Land Rover Sale 2020 is now available online. 532 of the best National Hunt stores have been selected and will be offered on the revised dates of 4 – 5 August.

BBC RACING NEWS - Irish horse racing to return at Naas on 8 June



Naas will host the resumption of Irish horse racing behind closed doors on 8 June.





Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) reported on Thursday 7th May that work is ongoing with Government officials around an appropriate date for the resumption of racing in Ireland, as confirmation came from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine that June 29th was the date outlined for racing to return behind closed doors.

The Grand National 8th-10th April 2021 Book Now with a £25 deposit


We cannot forget the Nation’s favourite race,

The Grand National, which takes place at the glorious Aintree Racecourse on the outskirts of the incredible city of Liverpool.   Book Now with a £25 deposit

Cheltenham Festival 16th - 19th March 2021 Book Now with a £25 deposit


The holy grail of racing, the home of National Hunt, and a place that has created many sporting heroes and legends which is what makes the Festival so special and one event in 2021 you do not want to miss. BOOK NOW £25 Deposit



Racing Breaks News - 2021 Horse Racing Events To Look Forward To...PUNCHESTOWN


With what is proving to be quite a testing and tricky time for us all, we want to shake away the doom and gloom with some exciting racing trips and packages to look forward to come 2021 when things return back to normal.

Let’s start from the beginning… Dublin Racing Festival 6th & 7th February 2021

BBC NEWS REPORT - Irish government rules out mass gatherings until end of August


The Irish government says mass gatherings - including at sporting events - will not take place in the Republic of Ireland until after August.