Jockeys Emergency Fund
The Jockeys Emergency Fund was set up on the 1st January 1998, to provide benefit and assistance for riders who suffer paralysis as a result of an injury sustained while taking part in a racing/horse related activity. Contributions to this fund come from Owners, a portion of the fees for Jockeys Licences, Qualified Riders (Amateur) Licences and from voluntary donations.
THE IRISH TURF CLUB
The Turf Club (and INHSC) is the Regulatory Body for horseracing in Ireland; the organisation that for over 200 years has been responsible for the integrity and the reputation of Irish racing both in Ireland and internationally.
Founded in 1790 The Turf Club incorporates the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee (INHSC) and is thus responsible for both flat and national hunt racing in Ireland. Through the INHSC the Turf Club is also responsible for Point to Point racing. Since its foundation it has always been an All Ireland body.
The Turf Club (and the INHSC) is:
- solely and independently responsible for making and enforcing the Rules of Racing in Ireland.
- established to perform any act which is for the well being and/or improvement of horse racing in Ireland.
- the proprietor of the Curragh Racecourse, which it administers.
A private body, The Turf Club (and INHSC) is made up of members who are elected for their knowledge and experience of both the sport and the business of racing in Ireland; and for the contribution they can make towards the regulation of the sport
Five of the Stewards represent the Turf Club and I.N.H.S. Committee on the board of Horse Racing Ireland, the semi-state body responsible for the administration, financing and development of Irish Racing.
In order to protect the reputation of Irish racing the Turf Club, through its members and executive staff, provide a range of integrity services for every race meeting in the 32 counties of Ireland.
The Turf Club and Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee being the Regulatory Body for horseracing in Ireland represents Irish racing abroad throughout the year on all issues relating to the Rules and the integrity of racing.
The Turf Club is also responsible for the administration of several charitable funds for the benefit of participants and former participants in racing.
Finally the Curragh Racecourse and Training Grounds are also owned by The Turf Club. The Curragh is administered by a separate management structure and board of directors.
- Withdrawal Times
- The Science Behind This Work
- How Detection Times Are Agreed
- EHSLC Detection Times August 2012
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- P-L Toutain (2010) how to extrapolate a withdrawal time from an EHSLC published detection time: A Monte Carlo simulation appraisal EVJ 42(3)