There can be little doubt that the inexorable rise of irish bred , owned and trained runners are dominating nh racing in this corner of the world . I note some cries for the handicapper to single them out , to allow the inferior uk based animals a chance of major race success , this is childish and missing the real issues . Most of those wins were in graded races, handicapping is irrelevant , the real truth is the govt roles in support or lack of in the industry . Ireland has better prize money , more investment and a breeding industry second to none , for a small country , they produce the best horses . Uk ( mainly english ) racing is a mosh mash of parochialism , an administration that a north korean would recognise , a very incestous training system and antiquated attitudes to boot . The writing been on the wall for years , but it’s undeniable the gulf in quality between the two countries racing systems , with the jockey club run by aging blimps , don’t expect any change , just more irish dominance .