Lady McCoy, today officially launched the Irish National Stud’s new
racing club, INS Racing, with the support of Horse Racing Ireland, which
enables horse racing fans to come together and experience what it is like
to be the ‘owner’ of a minimum of six racehorses, all for the annual cost
INS Racing has been developed to grow the sport in Ireland and facilitate
sports fans to get much closer to the action by experiencing first-hand
the excitement of racehorse ownership. Chanelle was joined at today’s
launch by top Irish racehorse trainer, Michael O’Callaghan, who along
with fellow Kildare based trainer Willie McCreery, have committed to
training several of the club’s racehorses.
The initiative will give INS Racing ‘owners’ the opportunity to enjoy
some fantastic days out at Ireland’s best race meetings. Membership will
include free racecourse entry to every meeting that includes an Irish
National Stud declared racehorse in Ireland, regular trainer updates via
a bespoke INS Racing app, access to yard visits, parade ring access*,
educational workshops, special events and, as a bonus, a share of the
club’s prize money.
Also included for the €399 annual membership is a season ticket to the
Irish National Stud & Gardens worth €48, a 2019 calendar of events,
an Irish National Stud Racing Pin and an information booklet about the
club’s horses in training.
At the launch
of INS Racing, Chanelle, Lady McCoy said:
“I am delighted to be in Kildare today to lend my support to this
initiative. As someone who has been lucky enough to experience the thrill
of thoroughbred horseracing for years, it is great to see The Irish
National Stud and Horse Racing Ireland make the possibility of racehorse
ownership a reality for a wider audience.
“As a big horseracing fan and having attended meetings around the world,
I can honestly say that there is nowhere better than Ireland when it
comes to a day out at the races. This club will enable many sports fans
to get closer to horseracing than they ever have before.”
about INS Racing, Cathal Beale, CEO, Irish National Stud, said:
“The Irish National Stud exists to create opportunities for every person
to get closer to a racehorse. Whilst racing clubs have been around
for some time now, we wanted to create an ownership experience that would
make horse racing accessible to the sports fan at a great value-for-money
“The aim of INS Racing is to build the largest network of its type in
Ireland and encourage people to attend race-meetings on a regular basis
to fully experience and enjoy the thrill of horse racing. With the launch
of INS Racing, we hope to support the growth of horse racing in Ireland
and the industry, which contributes more than €816 million to the Irish
Owner Development Manager, Horse Racing Ireland, commented:
“For some time now, Horse Racing Ireland has promoted joint ownership as
a more affordable way to get involved in horse racing. INS Racing makes
racehorse ownership attainable to a wider audience. Ireland leads the way
when it comes to racehorse breeding and racing and we are very proud to
support this initiative.”
To join INS Racing, visit https://irishnationalstud.ie/ins-racing/,
Irish National Stud on Facebook or @IrishNatStud on Twitter.
*INS Racing club members will be entered in to a ballot to secure parade
ring access. It is therefore not guaranteed.
A full list of terms and conditions for INS Racing can be found here.