Kildare's Horse Racing Ireland launch National Racehorse Trainer open morning

A chance for racing fans to see a professional racing yard first-hand

Kildare's Horse Racing Ireland launch National Racehorse Trainer open morning

Racehorse trainer, Henry De Bromhead

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) Ownership has teamed up with racehorse trainers across the country to enable racing fans and potential racehorse owners to experience a professional racing yard first-hand on Saturday May 18,2019.

The inaugural Racehorse Trainer Open Morning, which will take place on Saturday May 18, will see over 30 trainers from 12 counties open their yards to those members of the public who have registered in advance of the day.

The open morning will see racing fans gain access to some of the country’s top training yards, a rare occurrence and the first time that such widespread access has been provided. As part of the experience, racing fans will receive a tour of their chosen yard and its facilities, watch the racehorses on the gallop, meet the skilled team that look after the horses 365 days a year and get to ask the trainer any questions they may have about the business of horse racing.

Among the trainers taking part in the open morning on May 18 are Henry De Bromhead, Tracey Collins, Gordon Elliott and Joseph O’Brien.

Speaking at the launch, Trainer Henry de Bromhead said: "HRI’s National Racehorse Trainer Open Morning initiative provides racing fans with behind-the-scenes access to a professional racing yard, which they otherwise would not get. Generally speaking, a race meeting is the sole opportunity for racing fans to get close to racehorses, however, it provides little to no insight in to what actually happens at a professional racing yard in the build up to the all-important race days.”

The National Racehorse Trainer Open Morning is a free event, however, visitors must pre-register to attend. No walk-in visitors will be allowed entry on the morning.

To find out more about the open morning and access details, please visit:  

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