Schedule of events

Monday, September 14th

6.00pm: Meet the next generation of


Sally Ann Grassick chats with some of the next generation of trainers, Jack Davison, Patrick Harty, Marshall Watson and Maxine O’Sullivan.

7.30pm: Racing to the Top

Hugh Cahill discusses business, life and racing with owners David Sharpe (CEO of Mansfield Town FC and former executive chairman of Wigan Athletic FC), Chris Jones (founder and CEO of Jones Investments) and Shane Dowling (All Ireland hurling medal winner with Limerick 2018).

Tuesday, September 15th

1.00pm: Meet the trainer

Dave Keena chats with trainers Ross O’Sullivan, Andy Oliver and Richard O’Brien looking at their different training techniques and the world of horseracing.

6.00pm: Meet the trainer

Trainers Paddy Twomey, Tracey Collins and Terence O’Brien chat about their training operations with Dave Keena.

7.30pm: The Real Story

Find out what it is like to be a racehorse trainer as Hugh Cahill gets to the heart of the matter with Michael Halford, Andrew McNamara and Noel Meade.

Wednesday, September 16th

6.00pm: The Curragh, Where Champions Are Trained, in association with the

Curragh Racecourse

Racing TV presenter Fran Berry takes you on a virtual tour of the Curragh training grounds in the company of retired champion jockeys Barry Geraghty and Michael Kinane.

7.30pm: Getting the edge

Join Hugh Cahill as he interviews Olympian, entrepreneur and racehorse owner Derval O’Rourke and former champion jockey turned trainer Joseph O’Brien about the different training regimes and techniques used to produce a champion athlete.

Thursday, September 17th

10.00am-1.00pm: ITBA foal sales

preparation workshop

Industry experts Cormac Feeney, Clare Manning, Martin Payne and Ciara Jordan will take breeders through the importance of a comprehensive programme for this year’s foal sales season. Kindly funded by Department of Agriculture Equine Technical Support & Equine Breeding Schemes Project.

5.00pm: When I grow up I want to be

a jockey, in association with HRI Work

in Racing

Leading jockeys Rachael Blackmore, Emmet McNamara, Gavin Ryan and Eamonn Fitzgerald talk to Leo Powell of The Irish Field about their different career paths.

7.30pm: Sharing the love

Sally Ann Grassick meets owners John Muldoon, Jack Cantillon and Tamso Doyle and chats about affordable racehorse ownership and sharing the thrill with your friends and family.

Friday, September 18th

7.30pm: Racing to the Top

Join Rishi Persad as he discusses all things racing with owners Craig Bernick (President and CEO, Glen Hill Farm, Florida), Alex Frost (CEO of the UK Tote Group) and Joe Foley (Owner of Ballyhane Stud and racing manager for Clipper Logistics).