Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board is governed by a board of six directors, three of which are nominated by the Turf Club and three by the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee, all of whom serve without remuneration.

Responsibility for day-to-day operational matters is vested in the Board of Management led by the Chief Executive Officer.


The key functions of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board are:-

  • To be solely and independently responsible for making and enforcing the Rules of Racing
  • To provide integrity services for horse racing.
  • To ensure the provision of on course integrity services by employing monitoring and controlling the activities of horseracing officials.
  • To licence all participants in horseracing in Ireland.
  • To make all decisions relating to doping control, forensic testing and handicapping in respect of horseracing.
  • To be responsible for the representation of Irish horseracing internationally in respect of its functions.
  • To provide governance and to enforce the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Regulations for point-to-point steeplechase.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board is the internationally recognised horseracing authority for Ireland in respect to its functions.

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