• Buying

    The global reputation of the Irish-bred thoroughbred brings buyers from over 35 countries to our shores every year.  There is always something to suit all budgets.

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  • Breeding

    As Ireland is renowned as a producer of strong, sound, athletic horses, it is no surprise that most of the world’s leading bloodstock operations have a breeding base in Ireland.

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  • Racing

    Ireland is home to some of the most famous racehorse trainers and jockeys in the world, and a fixture list full of prestigious, top-class racing.

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  • Meet The Team

    Learn more about the different team members of ITM and how each of them can assist you.

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  • Brexit

    Possible implications for the Irish horse racing and breeding industries

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  • ITM Irish Stallion Trail

    Go behind the scenes at Ireland's outstanding stallion farms!

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  • COVID-19

    The ITM team remain active and available at this difficult time.

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Proudly promoting Ireland as a centre of excellence for all things thoroughbred

  • 2020 Cheltenham Festival
    12 of the 14 Grade 1 winners bred or trained in Ireland

  • The ratio of thoroughbreds to population in Ireland is approximately 50 horse per 10,000 people.
    Australia is the next nearest, at 28 horses

  • Record 300 Group/Grade 1 wins
    for Aidan O'Brien

  • Ireland is the
    3rd
    largest producer of thoroughbreds in the world
    and has the third highest number of active broodmares

  • In 2019
    10 of the top 14 Highest-Rated 2yos

    in Europe were bred in Ireland

  • In 2019
    Eight of the top 10 stallions in Europe

    stood in Ireland

Hall of Fame
Hall of fame

Discover the legendary horses and trainers.