The 2018 edition of The Owners Awards in association with the Association of Irish Racehorse Owners and The Irish Field, will take place on Saturday October 20th.
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.
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.
The following are the free admission dates for racehorse owners who have a horse registered in training.
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.