AIRO has secured agreement for free entry to racecourses to 123 meetings in 2018 for owners with a racehorse registered in training.
About 70 of these meetings are between the end of June and December.
The AIRO Marquee for members will be in place at the Galway Racing Festival for the first three days – Monday July 30th, Tuesday July 31st and Wednesday August 1st. Complimentary light refreshments will be available to members on each of the three days.
AIRO has sought to have additional race fixtures in Dundalk during the November/December period 2018 so that there will be no recurrence of the race balloting issue that existed in 2017.
Horse Racing Ireland has confirmed that it has increased the original 2017 programme by one additional meeting for 2018 and will review the situation depending on demand.
AIRO Members Hospitality Marquee will be in place at Punchestown Racing Festival from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th April
We look forward to seeing members avail of the facility.
The Annual General Meeting of the Association for the year 2017 will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27th March 2018.
The following are the free admission dates for racehorse owners who have a horse registered in training.
ROA (UK Owners Association) have again kindly agreed to allow our Members purchase badges to gain access to it's Marquee at the upcoming Cheltenham Festival.
AIRO/The Irish Field Awards took place on Saturday 21st October in Killashee House Hotel, Naas. Among the capacity attendance were guests from the UK, China and the USA. Speakers on the night were Brian Polly, AIRO Chairman, Mark Costello, Editorial Manager, The Irish Field, Ceann Comhairle, Sean O'Fearghail TD and Sally Rowley-Williams, Guest Speaker.
As from December 1st Owners with a runner on the day can request additional racecourse admission tickets over and above their AIR access cards.