"Horses For Courses" Course on Horseracing

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Talbot Hotel Stillorgan

Stillorgan Road



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Horses for Courses" Spring 2020.

Monday 10th February-Monday 16th March 2020

  • 7.30pm-9.30pm

  • Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin.

Learn everything there is to know about horseracing including;

  • Breeders

  • Trainers

  • Owners

  • Jockeys

  • Racegoers

  • Betting

  • Race Course Management

  • Role of Horse Racing Ireland

  • Role of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board,

  • Racing Media, Sponsorship and Style Tips for a day at the Races!

Lecturers include well known Trainers, Jockeys and key industry personnel;

  • Brian Kavanagh, CEO, Horse Racing Ireland (HRI)

  • Denis Egan, CEO, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB)

  • Sheila Lavery, Successful Flat Trainer

  • Keith Rowe, Director RACE, Racing Academy and Centre of Education for Jockeys

  • Shane O'Dwyer, Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association (ITBA)

  • Charles O'Neill, CEO, Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM)

  • Shane Duffy, National Hunt and Flat Trainer

  • Leo Powell, Editor, The Irish Field

  • Pat Keogh, Chief Executive, the Curragh Racecourse

  • Donn McClean, Betting Expert, Racing Journalist and Broadcaster

  • Robert Hall, RTE TV Racing, Bloodstock Auctioneer, Syndicate Owner

  • Aileen Goately, Marketing Manager, HRI

  • Leading National Hunt and Flat Jockeys and many more!

Admission Fee:

  • General Admission - €185.00

It includes;

  • 6 weeks of Lectures, Monday evenings, 7.30pm-9.30pm

  • A Trip to the Irish National Stud, Gardens and Horse Museum

  • A FREE day at the races

  • Cheltenham Racing Festival Preview and Tips

  • Great draws for racing spot prizes!

Who should attend?

  • People who have an interest in learning more about the sport

  • Would like to understand how to read a race card better

  • Enjoy a day at the races more

  • Have an interest in horseracing or pursuing a career in racing

  • Would like a new Hobby

  • Have horses in Training

  • Are interested in Breeding

  • Interested in Racehorse Ownership or Syndicates

  • Tips for Cheltenham 2020

  • Want to meet new people to go racing with.

  • Just to have fun and learn about something new for 2020!!

Students had this to say about the last course;

“Many thanks for an excellent course, that far exceeded my expectations.Thank you for organising it and for getting such an inspirational group of speakers to address us."

“Excellent Course, keep it going!”

“Big thank you for a very professional and fun run course”

“Very well organised and run, entertaining and informative”

“Learned so much about horses and breeding."

"Very enjoyable course, very informative, really enjoyed the jockeys and trainers talks”

“Brilliant Course, really enjoyed it, great insight into the Irish Racing scene”

Don’t miss out. Places book up fast!

Accommodation-Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Dublin, Offer

Those wishing to stay over night on Mondays can avail of the following offer at the Talbot Hotel:

Single BB €99.00, Double BB €109.

Contact the Hotel directly and say you are attending "Horses for Courses" T: 01 2001800

Further Information Contact :

Mary FitzGerald

Course Director "Horses for Courses"


E: mefitzgerald1@gmail.com


W: www.maryfitzgeraldpr.ie

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