Monthly Archives: September 2009

Horse Racing in Ireland: from the Horse’s Mouth

Learn more about the fascinating world of Irish horse racing from the people directly involved in the industry.

Over six evenings, guest speakers will provide an insight into ownership & sales, betting, training horses, the life of a jockey, racecourse management, funding & administration, media and promotion.

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YITBA Jumps into Being

The successful launch of the Young ITBA took place on Friday 18th September at the Stand House Hotel, the Curragh, as 150 people aged 16 and over registered for membership, many of whom had travelled long distances to attend the seminar and visit the trade stands. ITBA Manager Shane O?Dwyer must have been heartened by...

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Aussie Rules Reminder

Australian Import Requirements: Vaccination for equine influenza.
The attention of breeders with Australian connections or with potential sales to that country, is directed again to the import requirements in respect of influenza.
Horses must have been vaccinated within six months and not less than two months of entry to pre-export quarantine (PEQ). Vaccination must then...

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President McAleese Opens new ITBA HQ

Yesterday President Mary McAleese officially opened the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders? Association?s new headquarters at Kill Co. Kildare. The ITBA is the official representative body of the Irish Thoroughbred Breeding Industry both at home and abroad. Its primary objective is the promotion and protection of Irish breeders. Commenting on the ceremony, the ITBA...

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