Monday, November 20, 2017

Data sharing between the Racing Regulatory Body and HRI

Notice is hereby given that under section 16(6) of the Horse Racing Ireland Act 2016, the Racing Regulatory Body may provide data (including personal data) held by the Racing Regulatory Body for the purposes of a provision referred to in section 16(1) of the Horse Racing Ireland Act 2016 to HRI to the extent that it is necessary for HRI in order to carry out its functions.

The data provided will relate to the following classes of licensees:

·         All classes of trainers, jockeys, jockeys' valets, jockeys' agents and stablestaff

·         Handlers

·         Owners

Under section 16(9) of the above Act, a person may, within 14 days of this notice, by notice in writing to the Racing Regulatory Body, object to the transfer of personal data from the Racing Regulatory Body to HRI and such data as is specified in the notice shall not be transferred.

Dated 3 January 2016 


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 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.

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

The Turf Club and I.N.H.S. Committee have three representatives 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.