A Special General Meeting of the Association was held on Saturday 3rd August to elect the AIRO nomination for appointment to the Board of Horse Racing Ireland.
Council Members, Brian Polly and Caren Walsh were the two candidates contesting the election and Caren Walsh, having received the most number of votes, was deemed elected as the Association's nominee for that appointment.
Please click on the link below to download a copy of the draft minutes from the Special General Meeting.
A Special General Meeting of the Association will be held on Saturday 3rd August 2019 at 12pm in the ITBA Building, Kill, Co Kildare.
The purpose of the meeting is to confirm election of the candidate who received the most number of votes for the nomination of the AIRO representative to the Board of Horse Racing Ireland.
Dundalk Stadium has confirmed that it is to undertake the replacement of the artificial horseracing surface at its Racecourse Road track with the installation of an all-new all-weather surface, work on which will be carried out next year during the months of April, May and June 2020.
The Annual General Meeting of the Association of Irish Racehorse Owners took place in the ITBA building in Kill, Co. Kildare on Tuesday 26th March 2019.
The minutes, which are subject to approval by the members at the Annual General Meeting in 2020, can be downloaded below.
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our great colleague and friend Dr Brendan Doyle.
Brendan has been a member of the Association’s Council for the past 20 years.
The Association became somewhat dormant in the early part of the last decade and he was a key figure in the re-organisation that took place in 2005.
He served as Chairman for eight years from 2005 and became Honorary Treasurer when he stood down as Chairman in 2013.
He remained Honorary Treasurer until the recent Annual General Meeting when he stood down and was elected to a Council position.
During all those years he also represented the Association on the National Hunt programmes working group.
Brendan will be a big loss not only to the Racehorse Owners Association but to racing as a whole.
He made a major contribution in working on behalf of racehorse owners and to racing in general.
We express our deepest sympathy to his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this sad time.
Ar Dheis De Go Raibh A Anam.
The full list of free racedays for owners in 2019 has been released beginning at Clonmel on Thursday 10th January and running to Limerick on December 29th.
Shabra Charity will be holding a fundraiser at the Dublin Racing Festival in February, as they look to raise funds for their vital work in the provision of much-needed medical equipment.
The Owners awards took place on Saturday October 20th in the Kilashee Hotel and was a very successful night with 14 different awards presented.
Laytown Strand’s 2018 race meeting on Thursday, September 6 marks 150 years of racing on the County Meath beach.
To mark this special anniversary, Laytown’s race committee are launching a commemorative book ‘Laytown Strand Races, celebrating 150 years’ in the Glenside Hotel in Julianstown, County Meath on Tuesday, August 14th at 7.30pm.
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.