Explore the 'Working in Racing' section of our website for information on some of the different types of roles which make up the Irish racing and breeding industry.

    • In the 'People Behind the Moment' section you will find the stories from people who work in the industry, speaking about their job and what it entails on a day to day basis.
    • Visit the 'International Stories' section to find interviews with Irish people who started out working in the industry in Ireland before successfully moving further afield to explore new opportunities.
    • Our 'Careers' section will give you an overview of the various roles with in the industry along with detailed role profiles.
    • Finally in the 'Case Studies' section we feature blogs from recent graduates.

    Please click here to download a presentation on the Functions & Objectives of Horse Racing Ireland which was delivered by Horse Racing Ireland CEO, Brian Kavanagh.

    If you are unsure about which area of the industry is of interest to you, why not have a look at our career map for some inspiration. 


     

Peter Maher, Road to Punchestown

We talk to Sean Flanagan and Rory Cleary as they school over the banks.

Punchestown Racecourse Preparation 2021

We visit Punchestown racecourse to get an insight into on how much work goes on behind the scenes, to get that ground looking so good! #peoplebehindthemoment

Peter Maher, Farrier

Well talk to Peter's farrier David and his experience of being part of the journey to Punchestown.

Peter Maher, The Road to Punchestown, Episode 1

Follow Peter and his team as he prepares for the Punchestown Festival- The People Behind the Moment

When I grow up I want to be a jockey

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a jockey? Leading riders Rachael Blackmore, Emmet McNamara, Gavin Ryan and up and coming apprentice Eamonn Fitzgerald talk to Leo Powell about their route into racing

Who are the people that make the moment?

It takes a lot of effort from a lot of people to get a horse to pass the post in first place, hear some of the stories from the people behind the moment.

The people behind the moment with Eamonn Fitzgerald

Up and coming jockey Eamonn Fitzgerald speaks to equuip about his experiences as an apprentice with Michael Halford

The people behind the moment with Mark Power

Mark Power started working with horses when he was thirteen, a graduate of Maynooth and the Thoroughbred Breeding Course in the Irish National Stud, Mark now works with Joseph O'Brien

The people behind the moment with Elaine O'Donovan

Fate shined a light on Elaine O'Donovan when trainer Eoin Griffin moved in next door to her parents dairy farm in 1998, Elaine has been working with Eoin ever since

The people behind the moment with Emma Dunning

Emma Dunning is a graduate of Maynooth with a passion for horses, Emma now works with Joseph O'Brien as a racing secretary

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