23 to face starter in Sunday’s Tote Irish Cesarewitch
October 9, 2015
9th October 2015
23 runners to face the starter in Tote Irish Cesarewitch at Curragh this Sunday
There is a strong British-trained presence in this Sunday’s Tote Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh with four runners travelling across the Irish Sea for the 100,000 euro contest. These are the David Pipe trained Alternatif, Sea Pride trained by Sir Mark Prescott, See and Be Seen trained by Sylvester Kirk and the George Baker trained Guard of Honour.
Classy dual purpose types Western Boy, Ted Veale and Silver Concorde were also among the Irish trained challenge. Willie Mullins trained pair of Whiteout and Digeanta, the Jim Bolger trained Sr Cartage, Benkei trained by Harry Rogers and recent winner Here for the Craic are other notable entries
There are also three listed contests up for decision on Sunday with Mick Halford’s Toscanini the highest rated in the Waterford Testimonial Stakes for the Defence Forces Trophy, which also features the Eddie Lynam-trained trio of Byzantium, Fort Del Oro and Gathering Power.
Dermot Weld’s Zalfana will make her second racecourse appearance following her Curragh maiden win back in August as she is one of 10 to go forward for the Staffordstown Stud Stakes in which Rayisa, Red Stars, Special Focus and Best In The World are other notable runners.
Proceedings will draw to a close just in time for Ireland’s big Rugby World Cup game against France with live coverage of the game throughout the racecourse and in the Go Racing In Kildare Finale Stakes due off at 4.40pm, John Oxx’s Sea Moon will face six others including Variable and Morning Mix
There will be great spectacle and pageantry throughout the afternoon from the Army, Navy and Air Corps with displays of current and vintage equipment, memorabilia and music as part of an Irish Defence Forces theme to promote the strong association between the Curragh and the Military
The Ireland v France World Cup rugby game will be shown on screens throughout the racecourse following the last race at 4.45pm and anyone wearing an Irish Rugby Jersey will gain free admission, while this offer has also been extended to anyone wearing an Irish soccer jersey .
Adult admission 15 euro
Seniors and Under 25s 8 euro
Under 16s accompanied by an adult free
Free car parking
Trains to Kildare Town with free shuttle bus to races
Dublin Coach provide a race day service – see dublincoach.ie