• Breeding

    As Ireland is renowned as a producer of strong, sound, athletic horses, it is no surprise that most of the world’s leading bloodstock operations have a breeding base in Ireland.

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  • Buying

    The global reputation of the Irish-bred thoroughbred brings buyers from over 35 countries to our shores every year.  There is always something to suit all budgets.

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  • Racing

    Ireland is home to some of the most famous racehorse trainers and jockeys in the world, and a fixture list full of prestigious, top-class racing.

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  • Owning

    A wealth of top-class trainers to choose from, twenty-six racecourses to race at and prizemoney amongst the highest in Europe.

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  • Learning

    The variety and quality of equine-related education courses is second to none, with illustrious graduates to the fore in every corner of the global thoroughbred industry.

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Proudly promoting Ireland as a centre of excellence for all things thoroughbred

  • Ireland is the
    Largest producer
    of thoroughbreds in Europe

  • Ireland is the
    4th
    largest producer of thoroughbreds in the world 

  • 2017 Cheltenham Festival
    19 Irish-trained winners
      out of 28 race   

  • Hong Kong Horse of the Year
    DESIGNS ON ROME (IRE) (13/14)

  • MINDING (IRE)
    Top 3-y-o Filly in the World
    was bred in Ireland

  • Royal Ascot 2016
    A Record 10 Irish-Trained Winners
    19 Winners Foaled In Ireland 

Hall of Fame
Hall of fame

Discover the legendary horses and trainers.

Upcoming Events in Ireland

Apr 08

2000 &1000 Guineas Trial
Leopardstown

Apr 16

Ryanair Gold Cup
Fairyhouse

Apr 17

Irish Grand National
Fairyhouse