Irish Training Yards Open to Public


Morgan Treacy | INPHO

In conjunction with racehorse trainers throughout Ireland, Horse Racing Ireland Ownership will offer racing fans and those interested in racehorse ownership the opportunity to go behind the scenes and experience a working training yard.  The trainer open mornings will run nationwide from July to October and are free to attend. So far, 20 trainers from 10 different counties are taking  part. The open mornings will include a tour of their chosen yard and its facilities, watch the racehorses on the gallop, meet the team that look after the horses and a Q&A with the trainer in question.

Included among participating trainers are John 'Shark' Hanlon's yard in Bagnelstown on the Carlow/Kilkenny border on Saturday, July 16. John O'Donoghue, Kildare, Tom Gibney, Meath and Noel Kelly, Co. Derry also have dates confirmed. Gordon Elliott, Jessica Harrington, Eric McNamara, Gavin Cromwell, Ross O'Sullivan, Edward O'Grady and Sarah Dawson are among the other trainers taking part with more to be added in the coming weeks. The tours will span July through October.

For a full list of participating trainers and to register for a confirmed date or your interest for an up-and-coming open morning visit

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