IRE Incentive

 

 

The IRE Incentive scheme is an initiative from Horse Racing Ireland designed to stimulate and fortify Irish thoroughbred breeding, racing and sales.

Launched in 2021, the scheme awards a sales voucher of €10,000 to owners of Irish-bred winners of selected races across the Flat and National Hunt programmes in Ireland and Britain.

The owners of each eligible winner – those carrying the (IRE) suffix and Foal Levy compliant – will have until the end of the following year to spend their voucher on Irish-breds at Irish sales.

Scheme races in Ireland are two-year-old fillies’ maidens; two-year-old auction maidens and median auction races; three-year-old median auction maidens; and National Hunt auction races. Scheme races in Britain include maidens for all sexes; novice races; and fillies Listed races. See race listing and race calendar for detailed information.

The scheme is funded by Horse Racing Ireland and managed by Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, with promotional support from the Foal Levy. A list of the IRE Incentive races and scheme terms and conditions are also available on this page.

The ITM team will contact winners to inform them of their victory and provide any further information on the scheme and how vouchers can be spent. Winners will then be asked to fill out the IRE Incentive winners contact form below. Voucher winners are also informed of their victory in the congratulatory email all owners receive from HRI Ownership.

Contact Irish Thoroughbred Marketing for further information: [email protected] / +353 (0) 45443060

In each race listed below the winning owner will receive a €10,000 IRE Incentive sales voucher if the winning horse is Irish-bred.

Vouchers can be spent on Irish-breds at Irish sales. Subject to Terms and Conditions.

The below list is non-exhaustive and will be added to. Races are marked in the Racing Calendar. Refer to the Racing Calendar for further information on race conditions etc.

Contact Irish Thoroughbred Marketing for further information: [email protected] / +353 (0) 45443060

IRE INCENTIVE RACES 2023

Filter Races
Date Racecourse Race Age Distance Type Country

22/01/2023

Thurles The Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle 4yo+ 1m 7f NH IE

26/01/2023

Gowran Park The Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Ladies Auction Maiden Hurdle 4yo+ 2m 4f NH IE

31/01/2023

Limerick The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction (Pro/Am) Flat Race 4yo+ 2m NH IE

11/02/2023

Naas The Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Novice Hurdle 4yo+ 2m 3f NH IE

25/02/2023

Fairyhouse The Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle 4yo+ 2m NH IE

05/03/2023

Wexford The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction (Pro/Am) Flat Race 4yo+ 2m NH IE

06/03/2023

Leopardstown The Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Novice Hurdle 4yo+ 2m NH IE

23/03/2023

Cork The Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Pro/Am) Auction Flat Race 4yo+ 2m NH IE

31/03/2023

Wexford The Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle 4yo+ 2m 4f NH IE

25/05/2023

Limerick The Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle 4yo+ 2m NH IE

14/08/2023

Ballinrobe Auction Maiden Hurdle (Maidens sold under the hammer at Public Auction in Ire or UK in a NH Store Sale for €30,000 or less) (EBF) (IRE Incentive Scheme Bonus Race) 4yo+ 2m 6f NH IE

29/08/2023

Bellewstown Auction Maiden Hurdle (Maidens sold under the hammer at Public Auction in Ire or UK in a NH Store Sale for €30,000 or less) (EBF) (IRE Incentive Scheme Bonus Race) 4yo+ 2m 4f NH IE

18/09/2023

Listowel Auction Maiden Hurdle (Maidens sold under hammer at Public Auction as an unraced 3 or 4yo in NH Store Sale for €45,000 or less) (EBF) (IRE Incentive Scheme Bonus Race) 3yo - 4yo 2m NH IE

07/10/2023

Fairyhouse Auction Bumper (Horses sold under the hammer at Public Auction in Ire or UK as a 3 or 4yo in a NH Store Sale for €30,000 or less) (EBF) (IRE Incentive Scheme Bonus Race) 3yo - 4yo 2m NH IE

15/10/2023

Cork Auction Maiden Hurdle (Maidens sold under the hammer at Public Auction in Ire or UK as an unraced 3 or 4yo in a NH Store Sale for €30,000 or less) (EBF) (IRE Incentive Scheme Bonus Race) 3yo - 4yo 2m 4f NH IE

28/10/2023

Galway Auction Maiden Hurdle (Maidens sold under the hammer at Public Auction in Ire or UK as an unraced 3 or 4yo in a NH Store Sale for €45,000 or less) (EBF) (IRE Incentive Scheme Bonus Race) 3yo - 4yo 2m 4f NH IE

09/11/2023

Clonmel Auction Maiden Hurdle (Maidens sold under the hammer at Public Auction in Ire or UK as an unraced 3 or 4yo in a NH Store Sale for €30,000 or less) (EBF) (IRE Incentive Scheme Bonus Race) 3yo - 4yo 2m NH IE

16/11/2023

Punchestown Auction Maiden Hurdle (Maidens sold under the hammer at Public Auction in Ire or UK as an unraced 3 or 4yo in a NH Store Sale for €45,000 or less) (EBF) (IRE Incentive Scheme Bonus Race) 3yo - 4yo 2m 5f NH IE

02/11/2023

Thurles Auction Bumper (Horses sold under the hammer at Public Auction in Ire or UK as a 3 or 4yo in a NH Store Sale for €30,000 or less) (EBF) (IRE Incentive Scheme Bonus Race) 3yo - 4yo 1m 7f NH IE
  • Bonus of €10,000 applied to specified races in the Irish and British racing programmes, as selected by HRI.
  • Only horses carrying the IRE suffix are eligible to win.
  • Winning horse must have Foal Levy debts paid at time of race.
  • A horse can only win the bonus once.
  • The bonus will be applied to the registered owner at the time of the race.
  • In the case of Clubs / Syndicates, the bonus will be applied to the registered agent.
  • For partnerships, bonuses will be allocated based on the % shareholding.
  • HRI account of winning owner must not be in an overdrawn position.
  • The bonus will be redeemable by the registered owner against the purchase of Irish-bred horses at Irish thoroughbred public auctions.
  • Bonuses cannot be offset against any previous purchase.
  • Bonuses cannot be offset against a horse for which Foal Levy has not been paid. Eligible horses at time of catalogue printing to carry an eligibility logo on catalogue page.
  • Bonus holders must pre-register with the relevant sales company in advance of any sales at which they intend to utilise the bonus.
  • Bonuses are strictly non-transferable.
  • More than one bonus can be offset against the purchase of a single Lot.
  • The bonus is valid from the date of clearance to the end of the following year.

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