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Increased Irish Regulation Could Come

January 30, 2018:

In Ireland, the ongoing problem with road racing could lead to a stronger regulated Standardbred breeding and racing industry....read on

Record Noms For Delaney Memorial

February 3, 2017:

The Vincent Delaney Memorial Committee is proud to again announce that a record number of horses have been nominated for the sixth annual VDM weekend of racing....read on

Trainer Marketing Support In IE

January 26, 2017:

A national horse racing organization has announced that it is introducing a Trainer Marketing Support Scheme that will help licenced trainers recruit new owners this racing season....read on

First French Trotter To Stand In Ireland

January 22, 2017:

Derek and James Delaney of Oakwood Stud in Ireland have announced that they will be standing the French trotter, Rachmaninov Seven, for the 2017 breeding season....read on

First World Record For Ireland

October 30, 2016:

It was a proud day for harness racing in Ireland as Trotter Francaise, Vichy De Moem, and driver Alan Richard put in a last half-mile in :57.7 to rewrite the world record on a half-mile track for two miles at 4:05.7 on Sunday at Portmarnock Raceway....read on

A Fresh Perspective

October 26, 2016:

What happens when a professional photographer comes across a harness racing meet and is granted full access to shoot? A fresh perspective and some spectacular shots....read on

World Record Attempt This Sunday

October 25, 2016:

The curtain comes down on the 2016 Irish harness racing season at Portmarnock Raceway this Sunday (Oct. 30) where the grand finale and feature race of the afternoon will be a world record attempt for trotters covering two miles on a half-mile track....read on

Dunn Upsets Field In Delaney Memorial

August 14, 2016:

Two track records, one major upset and a grand time for the thousands of people in attendance headlined the final day of the 5th annual Ladbrokes Vincent Delaney Memorial Weekend at Portmarnock Raceway in Ireland on Sunday (August 14)....read on

Breeders Crown UK & Ireland Fields Set

July 29, 2016:

The fields are set for the Breeders Crown UK and Ireland harness races at Tir Prince Raceway on Tuesday evening, August 2....read on

Looney Family Heading To Ireland

May 4, 2016:

They may only be a little crazy by name, but the Looney Family from Delaware -- Joann Looney-King, Susan Looney and Heather Looney Vitale -- are all set to invade Ireland this August....read on

Merriman To Head Overseas

March 28, 2016:

“Missing a week of racing back home is nothing compared to the adventure that awaits me…”...read on

No Pan Intended Headed Overseas

December 2, 2015:

Oakwood Stud management has announced that it has purchased No Pan Intended and will stand him for the 2016 breeding season in Ireland....read on

Irish Harness Racing Industry Profiled

October 22, 2014:

Heather Vitale is well known in North American harness racing for her energetic promotion of Standardbred racing and her weekly ‘Post Time’ show that promotes harness racing at Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway and Ocean Downs. Vitale made the trek to Ireland this past summer and has shed some light on the sulky sport on the island....read on

Irish PM For Online Gaming Taxation

May 18, 2010:

Ireland's Prime Minister Brian Cowen has been quoted as saying that he is in support of introducing a licensing system and taxing overseas online betting websites...read on

Irish By-Laws Proposed To Limit Beach Training

March 17, 2010:

With today being St. Patrick's Day, fitting harness racing news has come from across the pond. Reports indicate that officials with the Irish Trotting & Harness Racing Federation have spoken out on proposed...read on


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