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Curragh to continue initiatives for 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

March 28, 2017

28th March 2017

Curragh to continue initiatives for 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

 The Curragh Racecourse in conjunction with Dubai Duty Free are delighted to announce a variety of initiatives to attract the very best field for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby which takes place on Saturday 1st July

The race will continue to be the most valuable in Ireland with total prize money for the Group 1 Classic will be €1.5 million this year.

1st   €870,000; 2nd €300,000; 3rd €150,000; 4th €75,000; 5th €45,000; 6th €30,000; 7th €15,000; 8th €15,000

“The Win and You’re In” initiative, which was launched for the first time in 2015, will be extended to include additional races in which the entry fee will be refunded as applicable.

Starting with the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, the winners and in some cases the placed horses of key domestic and international races will be refunded their entry and forfeit fees (including the cost of a supplementary entry if not already entered) in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. The refund is only payable if the horse actually runs in the race.

Derek McGrath, CEO of the Curragh Racecourse, commented: “We have identified the key races which should generate runners for this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and we hope that this exciting initiative will maximise the potential for us to encourage owners and trainers to be part of Ireland’s greatest and most valuable horse race.”

The winner and horses who are placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the following races will have any entry or supplementary entry fee that has been paid by them refunded should they run in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

-Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas

-Prix Du Jockey Club

-Epsom Derby

The winner of the following races will be given a free entry into the Irish Derby (should they run, any entry or supplementary fees paid will be refunded).

-Derby Italiano

-Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas

-Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes

-Nijinsky Stakes (King George VI Cup)

-TRM Silver Stakes

-Epsom Oaks

-Prix de Diane

-King Edward VII Stakes

-Tercentenary Stakes

-Prix Hocquart

The winner of the following races will be given a free entry (not to include supplementary as these races are run before the second entry stage) into the Irish Derby (should they run, any entry fees paid will be refunded).

-UAE Derby

-Derrinstown Derby Trial

-Dante Stakes

-Prix Greffulhe

For further information, please contact the Curragh Racecourse Office 045 441205

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