One of the most valuable stay competitions of the European season will be held in Curragh on 25 September when Cesarewitch Ireland is contested for a total prize pool of €600,000.
A group of supporters of Ireland’s leading racecourse have united under the banner ‘Friends of Curragh’ to support the prestigious two-mile race in a three-year sponsorship pledge. The race will now take place earlier than usual, with permission from the European Model Commission to ship the G3 Loughbrown S. at a later date in October.
Friends of Curragh Irish Cesarewitch will now take place on the second day of the new two-day Fall Festival, which also features Goffs Million.
The new initiative was launched by former Ireland Horse Racing president Joe Keeling, who said: “I am delighted to be involved in the redevelopment of Curragh race track into a world-class facility where it is located. , some people deserve credit and thanks. . I’m happy to be a small part of supporting this new initiative and hope it builds a race of national and international interest. The two-mile track at Curragh is a great test of a horse’s speed and endurance and the race will be won by many. “
Up to 30 runners-up will be accepted for the 0-110 handicap and the winners of several Premier handicaps who stay running at more than 12f throughout the season will be exempt from voting at the final stage. canceled together.
Brian Kavanagh, managing director of Curragh Racecourse, added, “This is a really exciting initiative and we are delighted to host such a high value race. Joe’s passion and commitment to Curragh is evident and he is the driving force behind the creation of this race. We hope that coaches and owners from Ireland and abroad will target this race, and we look forward to a full court that carries the battle on Curragh’s longest haul. ”