Manch Premium Meeting - Sunday 25th of August 2019.

Posted on 24th August 2019

Race Workout Times.

  • Race 1 - 13.00-13.15.
  • Race 2 - 13.15-13.30.
  • Race 3 - 13.30-13.45.
  • Race 4 - After Race 1.
  • Race 5 - After Race 2.
  • Race 6 - After Race 3.
  • Race 7 - After Race 4.
  • Race 8 - After Race 5.
  • Race 9 - After Race 6.
  • Race 10 - After Race 7.
  • Race 11 - After Race 8.

Manch Premium Meeting - Sunday 25th of August 2019.

Posted on 17th August 2019

  • Manch Premium Meeting - Sunday 25th of August 2019 at 2:00 pm.

Featuring the final heats of the All-Ireland Trot & Pace series (last chance to collect points before the final on Sept. 29th at Portmarnock Raceway).

The RED MILLS sponsored CORNFIELD OVAL handicap pace heats & final, total prize fund of €4,500 with a winners prize of €1,000 and prize money for all finalists.

Premium trots to include a clockwise trot (if sufficient entries).

Online Entries close on Monday the 19th of August at 10pm.


ITHRF Fixtures Update

Posted on 13th August 2019


The scheduled ITHRF Harness races due to be held at Bandon on Sunday the 18th of August 2019 have been cancelled due to Insufficient Entries.

ITHRF Fixtures Update

Posted on 21st July 2019


The scheduled Manch Races due to be held today, the 21st of July are put back to a 5 O' Clock start due to the heavy rain forecasted.

Manch Harness Races, Sunday 21st of July 2019

Posted on 19th July 2019


Manch Harness Races, Sunday 21st of July 2019 @ 2:30pm Sharp.

Manch Harness Racing, Race Card is now available to view online.

Fishers Cross Harness Races, Sunday 14th of July 2019

Posted on 12th July 2019


Fishers Cross Harness Races, Sunday 14th of July 2019 @ 2:30pm Sharp.

Fishers Cross Harness Racing, Race Card is now available to view online.

ITHRF Fixtures Update

Posted on 11th July 2019


The scheduled Ballineen Committee Races due to be held on the 21st of July are not going ahead, however a full race day will be held at Manch on the 21st of July catering for all grades.

Harness Races Updated Fixtures 2019.

Posted on 2nd July 2019


Updated Fixtures 2019.

  • 14th of July - Fishers Cross.
  • 21st of July - Manch, Ballineen.
  • 4th & 5th of August - Ballabuidhe.
  • 18th of August - Bandon.
  • 24 & 25th of August - Manch.
  • 8th of September - Lissangle.
  • 15th of September - Dunmanway.

ITHRF Fixtures Update for Lissangle Harness Races

Posted on 25th June 2019


The scheduled ITHRF Harness races at Lissangle, Caheragh has been changed to Saturday Evening due to no ambulance cover available on the Sunday.

Lissangle Harness Races, Saturday 29th of June 2019.


First race at 6:30pm.

Lissangle Caheragh Harness Races, Sunday 30th of June 2019

Posted on 21st June 2019


Lissangle Harness Races, Sunday 30th of June 2019.

Entries close on Monday night the 24th of June at 10pm.

Red John Memorial 2019 Draws.

Posted on 11th June 2019

  • Red John Memorial Draws on Wednesday Night, 12th of June in the Village Inn at 8pm.


George Deane Memorial Harness Races, Sunday 2nd of June 2019

Posted on 31st May 2019


George Deane Memorial Harness Races, Sunday 2nd of June 2019 @ 2:30pm Sharp.

George Deane Memorial Harness Racing, Race Card is now available to view online.

Manch Harness Races, Sunday 26th of May 2019

Posted on 24th May 2019


Manch Harness Races, Sunday 26th of May 2019 @ 3:00pm Sharp.

Manch Harness Racing, Race Card is now available to view online.

Inchydoney Strand Harness Races, Sunday 19th of May 2019.

Posted on 20th May 2019

On Sunday last shortly before 10am a squad of ITHRF volunteers converged on Inchydoney and quickly set about converting the car park into a race paddock and as the tide receeded converted the beach into a race track for this unique and picturesque annual Harness Racing fixture.

With a commentators stand erected, barriers and tape in place for spectator safety, racing proceeded on time. When races concluded the same volunteers dismantled the track and loaded all the equipment back on the trailers and returned the beach to the incoming tide.

We would like to extend a huge thanks to all these volunteers without whom it would be impossible to stage this event.

Thanks to Mike Dempsey who travelled from Co. Meath to commentate and especially thanks to Leslie Beamish who provided a tractor and leveller, Danny O'Sullivan Plant Hire for providing his JCB to ensure the track was in excellent racing condition.

Racing continues next Sunday the 26th of May 2019 at Manch Raceway. First race at 3:00pm.

Inchydoney Strand Races, Sunday 19th of May 2019

Posted on 17th May 2019


Inchydoney Strand Harness Races, Sunday 19th of May 2019 @ 12:00pm Sharp.

Inchydoney Strand Harness Racing, Race Card is now available to view online.

Inchydoney Strand Races, Sunday 19th of May 2019

Posted on 12th May 2019


Inchydoney Strand Harness Races, Sunday 19th of May 2019.

Entries close on Monday night the 13th of May at 10pm.

Harness Races Updated Fixtures 2019.

Posted on 11th May 2019


Updated Fixtures 2019.

  • 26th of May - Manch.
  • 2nd of June - George Deane Memorial Day - Dunmanway.
  • 15 & 16th of June - Red John Memorial Meeting - Lyre.

ITHRF Field Season 2019 Fixtures update.

Posted on 22nd April 2019


Opening Field Meeting 2019 on Sunday the 5th of May in Dunmanway.

Trot, Pace and Qualifiers. Entries close on Monday the 29th of April.

Qualifier on Thursday the 2nd of May.

ITHRF Notices.

Posted on 27th March 2019

Following recent Flu outbreaks owners are required to ensure that all Flu vacs are up to date.

Membership renewal forms must be completed and returned asap as racing to commence in West Cork on the 5th of May.
IHRA Membership renewal forms are available on the IHRA website.

The ITHRF AGM will be held shortly, details will be provided once confirmed.

ITHRF Message Of Sympathy.

Posted on 6th March 2019


The ITHRF wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the Cleary Family, Ballydehob on the passing of their Mother Nora.

May she Rest In Peace.

ITHRF A.G.M.

Posted on 5th March 2019


ITHRF Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019.

ITHRF AGM: Date,time and venue to be confirmed shortly.

All Motions and proposals are now been accepted for the AGM in writing and signed, to be sent to the ITHRF Secretary.

ITHRF Secretary:
Micheal O' Donovan,
Clounties,
Leap,
Co Cork.

IHRA AGM.

Posted on 19th February 2019


IHRA AGM.

Date: Sunday, 24th of February 2019

Venue: Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise

Time: 12:00 PM

Red John Memorial nomination day extended for trotters.

Posted on 11th February 2019

  • Good news for new and existing owners of trotters. Entry date is extended until 25th of February, to allow owners of newly imported trotters to consider their entry.
  • Don’t forget nominations for pacers are due by the 14th of February.


ITHRF - Drimoleague Road Trotting Races Entries

Posted on 5th February 2019


Drimoleague Road Trotting Races, Sunday 10th of February 2019. Entries are now available to view online.

ITHRF - Drimoleague Road Trotting Races Online Entries

Posted on 1st February 2019

Online Entries are now open for Drimoleague Road Trotting Races, Sunday 10th of February 2019. Click on the Link to access the Road Trotting Online Entries Form.

Entries close on Sunday Night the 3rd of February at 9pm.

Coupe d’Europe des Amateurs 2019 - Driver Change.

Posted on 24th January 2019

On Friday last, the IHRA received correspondence from Le Trot, stating that Jonathan Cowden drove as an Apprentice in Argentan last November and that should he compete in Saturday’s race, he would not be able to return to Apprentice status.

The board of directors decided that it would be very unfair to nominate any of our young drivers into this race as it would hinder their future careers as they would not be able to compete in any future apprentice or professional race going forward.

It was decided that the replacement driver for the race, should be a licensed driver, who has not competed in a professional race in France nor should it be a young IHRA apprentice. The board agreed that a grade A or B driver should represent the IHRA in the event. After some consideration, the board nominated Tadgh Murphy for the race.

Thankfully, Tadgh has agreed to compete in the race, knowingly all of the possible future implications involved.

Best of luck to Tadgh and his family who will travel to France this coming weekend.

The Board would sincerely like to apologise to the entire Cowden family on nominating Jonathan in the first instance as this rule of racing was not initially pointed out prior to the close of nominations and would like to acknowledge Jonathan’s great success in such a short driving career and wish him well in any future competitions which he may represent the IHRA in.

ITHRF - Goleen Road Trotting Races Entries

Posted on 23rd January 2019


Goleen Road Trotting Races, Sunday 27th of January 2019. Entries are now available to view online.

ITHRF - Goleen Road Trotting Races Online Entries

Posted on 15th January 2019

Online Entries are now open for Goleen Road Trotting Races, Sunday 27th of January 2019. Click on the Link to access the Road Trotting Online Entries Form.

Entries close on Sunday Night the 20th of January at 9pm.

Final Horse registrations for those competing at Goleen and Drimoleague must be in before Sunday the 20th of January.

Irish Harness Racing Update.

Posted on 9th January 2019

The Board of Directors of the IHRA would like to reassure all concerned that issues being raised on social media that there is some inherient agreement or policy in place with regards to the continued support for pacing races and breeding of pacers in Ireland are completely without foundation. The continuous feed of misinformation by non-members of the IHRA is damaging in the extreme and needs to be curtailed.

In the last five years prize money for pacing races has increased year on year based on the number of horses in racing and total money on offer has more than doubled over that period of time. Unlike the Trotter Francais program it is difficult to envisage major improvements in the pacer sector without some external source of funding. The IHRA has completed a 5 year strategic plan which has been approved by the Department of Agriculture officials and is currently with the Minister for his consideration. This plan deals comprehensively with all aspects of the development on this industry including both Pacers & Trotters.

The IHRA is approved by the Department of Agriculture as the passport issuing organisation for the Standardbred breed in Ireland since 2016 and to date has registered approximately 120 pacer foals born in 2016 and a further 120 born in 2017, whilst the 2018 figures are not yet complete there are no indications of any major changes for this period. The IHRA operates a separate Stud Book for Trotters and has registered 32 Trotter foals born in 2017 and a further 26 foals born in 2018. A concerted effort is being made by a small number of breeders to develop this sector and as we are starting from a low base there is room for major expansion, a successful racing industry has to be underpinned by a successful breeding industry.

2019 promises to be another record year with an expectation that prize money levels will exceed the €750,000 barrier

ITHRF Road & Field Racing 2018 Annual Awards Night Winners.

Posted on 8th January 2018

ITHRF Road & Field Racing 2018 Annual Awards Night Winners.

ITHRF 2018 Awards Night.

Posted on 1st January 2019


ITHRF 2018 Awards Night.

Date: Friday, 4th of January 2019

Venue: Drimoleague Inn

Time: 8:30 PM

All are welcome.

ITHRF - Durrus Road Trotting Races Entries

Posted on 29th December 2018


Durrus Road Trotting Races, New Years Day, Tuesday 1st of January 2019. Entries are now available to view online.

ITHRF Message Of Sympathy.

Posted on 27th December 2018


The ITHRF wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the Jennings Family, Leap on the passing of their Mother Jane.

May she Rest In Peace.

Reposing in St Fachtnas Cathedral Rosscarbery on Thursday 27th December from 4pm-6pm.
Funeral Service Friday 28th December at 2pm, burial immediately afterwards to the adjoining cemetary.

ITHRF Road Racing Notice.

Posted on 1st December 2018


Final registration for owners, trainers, jockeys & horses.

Date: Friday, 7th of December 2018

Venue: Drimoleague Inn,

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

Entries for Durrus Road Races close on Sunday the 16th of December at 10pm.

ITHRF Road Racing Season 2019 Fixtures.

Posted on 13th November 2018


ITHRF Road Racing Season 2019 Fixtures.

Durrus, New Years Day, Tuesday 1st of January 2019

Ballygurteen, Sunday 13th of January 2019

Goleen, Sunday 27th of January 2019

Drimoleague, Sunday 10th of February 2019

ITHRF Meeting, Tuesday, 23rd of October 2018.

Posted on 22nd October 2018


ITHRF Meeting.

Date: Tuesday, 23rd of October 2018

Venue: Drimoleague Inn,

Time: 9:00 PM

Agenda: 2019 Winter Road Racing Season, IHRA updates, A.O.B.

All horse owners, Trainers, Jockeys, Committee members and interested parties are requested to attend.

ITHRF Road Racing Season 2019 Registration Night, Friday, 5th of October 2018.

Posted on 1st October 2018


ITHRF Road Racing Season 2019 Registration Night.

Date: Friday, 5th of October 2018

Venue: Drimoleague Inn,

Time: 9:00 PM

It is vital that all horses for the 2019 season be now registered with €20 refundable deposit.

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