Barrier Trials

Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, with the backing of the Irish European Breeders’ Fund and the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board, holds Barrier Trials for unraced two-year-old and three-year-old horses on several occasions throughout the year. The Trials are staged to meet the strong demand from overseas for quality unraced thoroughbreds.

Trials are run over distances of 5, 6, and 7 furlongs and operate under the same Covid-19 protocols in operation on regular Irish race days at present.

The entry fee is €180 on top of a mandatory provision of €70 for jockeys. Horses entered must be returned in training with licensed trainers and ridden by licensed jockeys under catchweights, i.e. without weight restrictions, as is the practice overseas. Participating horses must also be named and have a starting stalls certificate.

Trials are recorded, timed, and made available online to prospective buyers.

The most recent Trials took place on 7 September 2020 at Dundalk Racecourse. Runners, results and videos from the 29 July 2020 session are available here

Terms and conditions can be found here. For further enquiries, contact [email protected] or call 00 353 87 112 1625.  

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