ITHRF - Drimoleague Road Trotting Races Online Entries

Posted on 10th December 2017

Online Entries are now open for Drimoleague Road Trotting Races, St Stephens Day, Tuesday 26th of December 2017. Click on the Link to access the Road Trotting Online Entries Form.

Entries close on Sunday Night the 17th of December at 9pm.

Dates For the 2018 Red John Memorial Festival Of Harness Racing Launched

Posted on 28th of November 2017

The dates for the 2018 Red John Memorial Festival of Harness Racing in Lyre, Clonakilty West Cork were released this week.

Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of June 2018 have been chosen for the 4th running of the event which honors the late “Red” John O' Donovan from Leap who tragically passed away in Janurary 2015.

From humble beginings the festival has grown to become the biggest turf meetings in Ireland and the UK. In 2017 the meeting moved from Manch to Lyre approx 5km from the bustling town of Clonakilty.

Caroline Collins of the RJM committee takes up the story:

“In 2015 and 2016 we raced in Manch but due to farming of the venue we could only avail of around 1/3 of the field and with Bill Donovan a leading owner in the USA coming on board as our major sponsor we felt we needed a bigger venue. James Hurley and Donal Murphy came to us saying that a venue in Lyre would be worth looking at and Ger Hegarty who owns the high quality dairy farm where the track is located was willing to allow us use the venue.
This year the event grew beyond our expectations with massive crowds flocking to the meeting. When the dust settled we began planning for 2018. To be fair Ger Hegarty was anxious to improve the track and remedial works have been carried out to get a few “bumps” out of the track. As the venue is a top class dairy farm we looked at the dates and came up with mid June as the best possible date. June is traditionally a month when there is no big clashes with other festival meetings and the weather is more predictable at that time as well.
People say you learn from your mistakes and we as a committee set very high standards to ensure we can offer the best to all who attend. We sat down and ironed out the mistakes and look ahead with real excitement. 2018 will again see The Maven Trotting Derby and the Red John Memorial Pace as our main events. One issue that struck us was that we needed to accomadate as many pacers as possible so this year we are along with The Red John Memorial we are having a Low Grade handicap for pacers. This ensures that every pacer can have a crack at the big prizes on offer. Again there will be three sustaining payments for The Maven and RJM. We will be posting details of payment dates over the next few weeks.”

So its all systems go for the 2018 Red John Memorial Festival, June 16th and 17th are dates for your calender.

ITHRF Road & Field Racing 2017 Annual Awards Night Winners.

Posted on 27th November 2017

ITHRF Road & Field Racing 2017 Annual Awards Night Winners.

ITHRF Notice: Members meeting on Thursday, 23rd of November 2017.

Posted on 17th November 2017


A meeting to update members on the recently released Indecon Report into the Harness Racing Industry.

Date: Thursday, 23rd of November 2017

Venue: The Village Inn, Enniskeane.

Time: 7:30 PM

The meeting will discuss the plans for the future Development of a Track and Training facilities in the Cork region.

ITHRF A.G.M. Sunday, 10th of December 2017.

Posted on 11th November 2017


ITHRF Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017.

Date: Sunday, 10th of December 2017

Venue: Drimoleague Parish Hall,

Time: 4:00 PM

All Motions for the AGM and Nominations for the 2018 ITHRF Panel in writing and signed to be sent to the ITHRF Secretary before the 19th of November.

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

Indecon Report on the Irish Harness Racing Sector

Posted on 1st November 2017


The Indecon Report on the Irish Harness Racing Sector commissioned by the Department of Agriculture Food & Marine has been published today, Wednesday 1st of November.

The Indecon Report can be viewed on the Department’s website.

ITHRF Road & Field Racing 2017 Annual Awards Night, Saturday, 18th of November 2017.

Posted on 1st November 2017


ITHRF Road & Field Racing 2017 Annual Awards Night.

Date: Saturday, 18th of November 2017

Venue: Drimoleague Inn,

Time: 9:00 PM

Music and Finger Food, Great Night assured.

All are welcome to attend.

I.T.H.R.F. 300 Confined Monthly Prize Draw October 2017 Winners.

Posted on 26th September 2017

The Nineteenth ITHRF 300 monthly prize draw took place at May Deanes Bar, Drimoleague on Wednesday the 25th of October 2017.

ITHRF 300 Monthly prize draw October 2017 Winners.

  • 1st prize: €1,000: Robert Deane, Dunmanway.
  • 2nd Prize: €100: Joe Mc Carthy, Ballygurteen.
  • 3rd Prize: €100: Ned Forbes, Drimoleague.
  • 4th Prize: €100: Christy Hurley, Ballydehob.

Congratulations to this months winners and thank you to all who support our monthly prize draws.

I.T.H.R.F. 300 Confined Monthly Prize Draw September 2017 Winners.

Posted on 28th September 2017

The Eighteenth ITHRF 300 monthly prize draw took place at Lyre Bar, on Wednesday the 27th of September 2017.

ITHRF 300 Monthly prize draw September 2017 Winners.

  • 1st prize: €1,000: Pa Manning, Co Tipperary.
  • 2nd Prize: €100: Tadgh O' Reilly, Drimoleague.
  • 3rd Prize: €100: Derry Collins, C\O The Sandboat, Ballydehob.
  • 4th Prize: €100: Catherine O' Driscoll, Drimoleague.

Congratulations to this months winners and thank you to all who support our monthly prize draws.

ITHRF Road Racing Season 2018 Registration Night, Friday, 6th of October 2017.

Posted on 25th September 2017


ITHRF Road Racing Season 2018 Registration Night.

Date: Friday, 6th of October 2017

Venue: Drimoleague Inn,

Time: 9:00 PM

Discount for early registration only €10, (Normally €85) and also one off discounted Membership fee of €50.

Please make an effort to attend and give a boost to the 2018 road racing season. Road racing has been a tradition for generations, Lets build for the future.

ITHRF Road Racing Season 2018 Meeting: Wednesday, 20th of September 2017.

Posted on 13th September 2017


ITHRF Road Racing Season 2018 Meeting.

Date: Wednesday, 20th of September 2017

Venue: Drimoleague Inn,

Time: 8:30 PM

It is imperative all Owners, Trainers, Jockeys, Committees and those interested in Road Racing attend and have your say.

Presentations to Cancer Connect - 8th September 2017.

Posted on 20th September 2017

Members of the Irish Trotting & Harness Racing Federation (ITHRF) presented a cheque for €1,000 to Nick Turner on behalf of Cancer Connect.

Members of the Drimoleague Harness Racing Committee presented a cheque for €800 to Nick Turner on behalf of Cancer Connect, the proceeds from their annual field meeting which was held on Sunday the 25th of June 2017.

UET European Championship For Apprentices in Norway.

Posted on 4th of September 2017

Well done to Michael Goggin jnr who finished in 4th place overall in the UET Championship for Apprentices which were held in Norway on the 2nd and 3rd of September.
Michael competed against 11 other young talented drivers representing their countries in the European Championship. This competition consisted of 4 legs in two locations, Klosterskogen & Drammen Hippodromes. Michael gained 34 points after four legs of the championship.

ITHRF Meeting: Wednesday, 6th of September 2017.

Posted on 2nd September 2017


ITHRF Horse Owners \ Members Meeting.

Date: Wednesday, 6th of September 2017

Venue: Drimoleague Inn,

Time: 8:30 PM

Meeting to discuss the future of winter Road Racing in West Cork. It is important that all members attend this meeting.

I.T.H.R.F. 300 Confined Monthly Prize Draw August 2017 Winners.

Posted on 1st September 2017

The Seventeenth ITHRF 300 monthly prize draw took place at The Irish Whip Bar, Ballydehob on Wednesday the 30th of August 2017.

ITHRF 300 Monthly prize draw August 2017 Winners.

  • 1st prize: €1,000: Pa Manning, Co Tipperary.
  • 2nd Prize: €100: Sean Buckley, Colomane.
  • 3rd Prize: €100: Sean Buckley, Colomane.
  • 4th Prize: €100: Johnny Daly, Ballydehob.

Congratulations to this months winners and thank you to all who support our monthly prize draws.

ITHRF Harness Races 2017 Field Meeting Fixtures update.

Posted on 29th August 2017


There will be no racing this Saturday, 2nd of September in Lissangle.
There will be no further ITHRF Harness Race meetings scheduled for the 2017 field season.

Dunmnway Harness Races, Sunday 27th of August 2017

Posted on 24th August 2017


There has been a change of venue for this weekends races and the races will now be held in Dunmanway.
Dunmanway Harness Races, Sunday 27th of August 2017 @ 2:30pm Sharp.

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

Lissangle Caheragh Harness Races - Sunday 27th of August 2017.

Posted on 21st August 2017

Online Entries are now open for Lissangle Harness Races, Sunday the 27th of August at 2:30pm. Click on the Link to access the Online Entries Form. Complete the Cork Entries section of the online form.

Entries close on Tuesday Evening the 22nd of August at 6:00pm.

Red John Memorial Harness Races update, Sunday 20th of August 2017

Posted on 20th August 2017


Todays Red John Memorial Harness Races at Lyre has been deferred to a 3.00pm start as the weather is due to clear later.

Red John Memorial Harness Races, Sunday 20th of August 2017

Posted on 19th August 2017


Red John Memorial Harness Races, Sunday 20th of August 2017 @ 2:00pm Sharp.

Red John Memorial Harness Racing, Sunday Race Card is now available to view online.

Red John Memorial Harness Races, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th of August 2017

Posted on 17th August 2017


Red John Memorial Harness Races, Saturday 19th of August 2017 @ 2:00pm Sharp.

Red John Memorial Harness Racing, Saturday Race Card is now available to view online.

Red John Memorial - Provisional Start Sheet.

Posted on 16th August 2017


Heats of the Red John Pace & Maven Trot & 3 Yr Old Le Trot on Saturday, running order to be confirmed later.

All heats are Preferred and finals are handicap.

Red John Memorial, Provisional Start Sheet is now available to view online.

Red John Memorial Update - Saddle Race Entries.

Posted on 16th August 2017

There will be a Saddle Race held on the Sunday, subject to entries.
Entries will be taken on the day.

ITHRF Harness Races Red John Memorial Entries 2017.

Posted on 14th August 2017

Horses entered for the Red John Memorial, 19-20th of August 2017.

Please check your horse is on the list and Email: info@irishharnessracing.com if your horse was entered but is missing from the list.

Red John Memorial Online Entries are open - August 19th & 20th, Lyre Clonakilty

Posted on 4th August 2017

Online Entries are now open for the Red John Memorial Harness Races, Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of August. Click on the Link to access the Online Entries Form.

Entries close on Wednesday, 9th August at 23.00.

Please note that Horses sustained for the Red John Memorial Pace, Maven Trotters Derby and the Oakwood Stud 3 Year Old Grass Pacing Championship must declare on the Online Entry link.

Online Entry options:

  • Declaration for Red John Memorial Handicap.
  • Declaration for Maven Trot Handicap.
  • Declaration for Oakwood 3Yr Old Pace.
  • 3 Year Old Trot.
  • High Grade FFA Pace.
  • High Grade FFA Trot.
  • 2 Year Old Pace.
  • Grade G & G1 Pace.
  • Graded Races for horses not entered in Red John Memorial.

Ballebuidhe Harness Races, Sunday 6th & Monday 7th of August 2017

Posted on 2nd August 2017


Ballebuidhe Harness Races, Sunday 6th of August 2017 @ 2:30pm Sharp.

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

Ballebuidhe Harness Races, Monday 7th of August 2017 @ 2:30pm Sharp.

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

British-American Driving Championship race at Tir Prince.

Posted on 31st of July 2017

Best of Luck from the ITHRF to Christopher O' Reilly who will be taking part in the British-American Driving Championship Race at Tir Prince on Tuesday, the 1st of August.

British-American Driving Championship report: Race Report Details

Fishers Cross Harness Races, Sunday 30th of July 2017

Posted on 27th July 2017


Fishers Cross Harness Races, Sunday 30th of July 2017 @ 2:30pm Sharp.

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

I.T.H.R.F. 300 Confined Monthly Prize Draw July 2017 Winners.

Posted on 26th July 2017

The Sixteenth ITHRF 300 monthly prize draw took place at The Harbour Bar, Leap on Wednesday the 26th of July 2017.

ITHRF 300 Monthly prize draw July 2017 Winners.

  • 1st prize: €1,000: Richard Joyce, Bandon.
  • 2nd Prize: €100: Martin O' Brien, Drimoleague.
  • 3rd Prize: €100: Kieran Sheehy, Baltimore.
  • 4th Prize: €100: Wenda Partridge, C\O Violet Hurley.

Congratulations to this months winners and thank you to all who support our monthly prize draws.

Fishers Cross Harness Races Online Entries - 30th July 2017.

Posted on 26th July 2017

 Fishers Cross Harness Races Online Entries.

Fishers Cross Harness Races - Sunday 30th of July 2017.

Posted on 24th July 2017

Online Entries are now open for Fishers Cross Harness Races, Sunday the 30th of July at 2:30pm. Click on the Link to access the Online Entries Form. Complete the Cork Entries section of the online form.

Entries close on Tuesday Evening the 25th of July at 6:00pm.

Ballineen Harness Races, Sunday 23rd of July 2017

Posted on 22nd July 2017


Ballineen Harness Races, Sunday 23rd of July 2017 @ 2:30pm Sharp.

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

Ballineen Harness Races Online Entries - 23rd July 2017.

Posted on 19th July 2017

 Ballineen Harness Races Online Entries.

Please note the following:

Any omitted horses not on the list and which were entered need to be given to James Levis asap for framing.

There will only be one saddle race (Low Grade), any horse who entered in the saddle and will not qualify for same may enter for the sulky.

Ballineen Harness Races - Sunday 23rd of July 2017.

Posted on 14th July 2017

Online Entries are now open for Ballineen Harness Races, Sunday the 23rd of July at 2:30pm. Click on the Link to access the Online Entries Form. Complete the Cork Entries section of the online form.

Entries close on Monday Night the 17th of July at 6:00pm.

€500 prize money for all heats.

Bandon Harness Races, Sunday 9th of July 2017

Posted on 7th July 2017


Bandon Harness Races, Sunday 9th of July 2017 @ 2:30pm Sharp.

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

Lissangle Caheragh Harness Races, Saturday 1st of July 2017

Posted on 28th June 2017


Lissangle Caheragh Harness Races, Saturday 1st of July 2017 @ 3:30pm Sharp.

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

I.T.H.R.F. 300 Confined Monthly Prize Draw June 2017 Winners.

Posted on 28th June 2017

The Fifthteenth ITHRF 300 monthly prize draw took place at O' Briens Bar, Rosscarbery on Wednesday the 28th of June 2017.

ITHRF 300 Monthly prize draw June 2017 Winners.

  • 1st prize: €1,000: James Levis, Ballydehob.
  • 2nd Prize: €100: Angelo Hannon, The Village Inn, Enniskeane.
  • 3rd Prize: €100: Paul Mc Inerney, Co Clare.
  • 4th Prize: €100: Micheal O' Donovan Snr, Leap.

Congratulations to this months winners and thank you to all who support our monthly prize draws.

Ballineen Harness Races, Sunday 23rd July at Manch Raceway.

Posted on 27th June 2017

Ballineen Races, Sunday 23rd of July at Manch Raceway.

  • PACING HANDICAP HEATS AND FINAL.
  • 3 YEAR OLD LE TROT.
  • LE TROT RACES.
  • SADDLE RACE.
  • G AND G1 PACE.

Lisangle Harness Races - Saturday 1st of July 2017.

Posted on 25th June 2017

Online Entries are now open for the Lisangle Harness Races, Saturday 1st of July at 3:30pm. Click on the Link to access the Online Entries Form. Complete the Cork Entries section of the online form.

Entries close on Monday Night the 26th of June at 9pm.

Drimoleague Harness Races, Sunday 25th of June 2017

Posted on 22nd June 2017


Drimoleague Harness Races, Sunday 25th of June 2017 @ 2:30pm Sharp.

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

Update - Harness Races Online Entries link has been changed

Posted on 18th June 2017

The Online Entries for Cork have now been moved to the IHRA website.

Online Entries are now open for the Drimoleague Harness Races, Sunday 25th of June. Click on the Link to access the Online Entries Form. Complete the Cork Entries section of the online form.

Entries close on Tuesday Evening the 20th of June at 6pm.

Fixture Update - Dumanway Harness Races, Sunday 18th of June

Posted on 15th June 2017


Harness Racing on Sunday the 18th of June will be held at Dromlena Lawn, Dunmanway.

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

ITHRF Harness Races Online Entries - 18th June 2017.

Posted on 14th June 2017

ITHRF Harness Races Online Entries.

ITHRF - Harness Races Online Entries, Sunday 18th of June (Venue to be confirmed)

Posted on 10th June 2017

Online Entries are now open for Racing on Sunday the 18th of June, Venue to be confirmed (Subject to Weather). Click on the Link to access the Online Entries Form.

Entries close on Tuesday Night the 13th of June at 9pm.

ITHRF - Clonakilty Show Harness Races are cancelled

Posted on 8th June 2017

The Clonakilty Show Harness Races are cancelled due to the inclement weather and ground conditions.

ITHRF - Clonakilty Show Harness Races Online Entries

Posted on 1st June 2017

Online Entries are now open for Clonakilty Show Harness Races, Sunday 11th of June (Subject to sufficient Entries). Click on the Link to access the Online Entries Form.

Entries close on Monday Night the 5th of June at 9pm.

I.T.H.R.F. 300 Confined Monthly Prize Draw May 2017 Winners.

Posted on 31st May 2017

The Fourteenth ITHRF 300 monthly prize draw took place at O' Driscolls Bar, Aughaville on Wednesday the 31st of May 2017.

ITHRF 300 Monthly prize draw May 2017 Winners.

  • 1st prize: €1,000: Connie O' Mahony, Schull.
  • 2nd Prize: €100: Tadhg Murphy, Skibbereen.
  • 3rd Prize: €100: John Hill, Leap.
  • 4th Prize: €100: James O' Sullivan, Ballygarvan.

Congratulations to this months winners and thank you to all who support our monthly prize draws.

George Deane Memorial Harness Races Entries - Sunday, 28th May 2017.

Posted on 25th May 2017

George Deane Memorial Harness Races, Sunday 28th of May 2017 @ 2:30pm Sharp.

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

Manch Harness Races Entries - Sunday, 21st May 2017.

Posted on 19th May 2017

Manch Harness Races, Sunday 21st of May 2017 @ 2:30PM Sharp.

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

ITHRF - Manch Harness Races Online Entries

Posted on 14th May 2017

Online Entries are now open for Manch Harness Races, Sunday 21st of May. Click on the Link to access the Online Entries Form.

Entries close on Monday Night the 15th of May at 9pm.

No entries will be accepted unless ITHRF Membership is paid in full & Licencing completed.

Inchydoney Strand Harness Races Entries - Sunday, 14th May 2017.

Posted on 11th May 2017

Inchydoney Strand Harness Races, Sunday 14th of May 2017 @ 12:45PM Sharp.

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

ITHRF Notice - Qualifiers Update.

Posted on 10th May 2017


Qualifiers will be held at Inchydoney on Sunday the 14th of May.

Owners / Trainers with horses to qualify please Contact Ciara O' Driscoll to enter.

2017 membership must be paid in full & Licencing completed prior to competing in the qualifiers.

ITHRF - Inchydoney Strand Harness Races Online Entries

Posted on 6th May 2017

Online Entries are now open for Inchydoney Strand Harness Races. Click on the Link to access the Online Entries Form.

Entries close on Monday Night the 8th of May at 9pm.

No entries will be accepted unless ITHRF Membership is paid in full & Licencing completed.

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