9 runners to line up in Juddmonte Beresford Stakes
September 25, 2015
25th September 2015
9 runners to line up in featured Juddmonte Beresford Stakes at Curragh this Sunday
Nine runners will go to post for the prestigious Juddmonte Beresford Stakes taking place at the Curragh this Sunday. The Group 2 contest for two year olds will feature as part of an eight race programme starting at 1.50pm.
Trainer Aidan O’Brien will be seeking a fifth consecutive win in the Juddmonte Beresford Stakes and a record breaking 15th in total and he is responsible for Beacon Rock, Port Douglas and Unicorn. The Dermot Weld trained pair of True Solitaire and Ample Sufficiency, Restive trained by Ger Lyons and Stellar Mass trained by Jim Bolger are other notable runners.
O’Brien won last year’s C.L & M.F Weld Park Stakes with subsequent Epsom Oaks heroine Qualify and he will be strongly represented by Coolmore, How High The Moon and Kind of Magic, while the Sir Mark Prescott trained Sun’aq is the sole British trained entry and Mick Halford’s exciting filly Anamba who had Coolmore just behind at Leopardstown recently will also take the step up to Group 3 company for the first time.
Sunday’s card also features the listed Loughbrown Stakes in which Dermot Weld’s Silwana will attempt to follow up her impressive recent success, when taking on John Kiely’s Toe The Line and Moncia Dowdall Blake’s consistent stayer Shu Lewis.
The Manguard Plus Amateur Riders Derby will also take place with 18 runners facing the starter, while trainer Eddie Lynam has both Captain Power and Gathering Power are among the 14 runners in the valuable Joe McGrath Handicap over the minimum trip, which also includes Russian Soul and Master Speaker
There will also be a packed program of entertainment during the afternoon to celebrate the successes of Irish Pony Club members this year and this will include a special Musical Ride performance by the Killinick Pony Club, presentations to Pony Club members who have been selected for Inspirational Awards and a Jockey Skills display on the track with ten pony club members taking part.
The Kildare v Waterford All Ireland Ladies Intermediate Football Final, All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Final and Ireland v Romania Rugby World Cup match will be shown on screens throughout the complex.
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 race day service (see dublincoach.ie)