Barberstown Castle placed the winning bid of €8,000 to win funding for the G3 Poplar Square Chase at Naas Racecourse during The Coast To The Curragh Cycle last month, raising funds for Cancer Trials Ireland. Scheduled for November 12, when the National Hunt returns to Naas, the race has proven to be a popular target in early winter. The Coast To The Curragh Charity Cycle is the brainchild of Gavin Lynch, who, in coming up with the idea, did so in memory of Olive’s mother, who, like Pat Smullen, fell victim to prostate cancer pancreas. Smullen raised more than 2 million euros for Cancer Trials Ireland before his death.
Amanda Torrens of Barberstown Castle said, “It is a great privilege for our team to be paired with Pat Smullen Race Day to support Cancer Trials Ireland. It is an honor for Barberstown Castle to be involved in such a worthy cause by being able to support them in this wonderful auction that raises important funds for pancreatic cancer, treatment and research.
“This is a great opportunity for us to join the prestigious Naas Racecourse and we hope this is the start of a long-term partnership.”
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