Irish Form Book

The Irish Form Book is the official record of racing in the 32 counties. It lists the results of all races held in Ireland between 1st January and 31st December each year

Published on a weekly basis, the Irish Form Book gives comprehensive results of races up to and including the previous Sunday of each week and also those races held abroad in which Irish-trained runners competed.

The result of each race is listed giving details as to where each horse finished, the distance between each horse, the rider, the weight carried, including whether the rider claimed any allowance or put up over-weight. The type of ground that prevailed on the day and the time it took to run the race are also highlighted.

Also included is whether blinkers, tongue straps or cheek pieces were worn. The handicap rating each horse is running off is recorded as are the official explanations for any non-runners or late withdrawals.

The Irish Form Book carries the total betting figures for each race, both with the on-course bookmakers and the Tote, the official starting price (with betting trends) of each horse and Tote returns where appropriate.
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Central to the Irish Form Book are comments in running. These comprehensively detail how each horse ran in a particular race, carefully describing its position in the race as it unfolded. The aim is to include anything which may have affected a horse’s performance, whether it made mistakes in jumping, was hampered in running or failed to secure a clear run at any stage.

Members of the racing press, breeders, owners, trainers, jockeys, bookmakers and punters continue to find the Irish Form Book an invaluable source of reference.

The Irish Form Book is available from the Publications Department in Horse Racing Ireland on an annual subscription basis. There are three options available for subscribers - The Irish Form Book on its own, the Irish Racing Calendar on its own, or the Irish Racing Calendar and Form Book as a package.

2015 Price List
(All prices include p&p)
Irish Racing Calendar & Form Book
Ireland    €397.50
UK    €452.50
Europe    €560.00
International    €615.00

Irish Racing Calendar Only
Ireland    €260
UK    €320
Europe    €425
International    €480
Irish Form Book Only
Ireland    €260
UK    €320
Europe    €425
International    €480

To subscribe to the Irish Form Book & The Irish Racing Calendar please contact:
Publications Department at Horse Racing Ireland 
Call: 045 455 420

You can also download the subscription form (see right) and post your form to:

Publications Department
Horse Racing Ireland
The Curragh
Co Kildare

or send by email to:

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