GAIN Equine Nutrition extend their sponsorship of the GAIN Railway Stakes at The Curragh for 2017
June 10, 2017
GAIN Equine Nutrition is delighted to extend their support of the Curragh Racecourse by continuing to sponsor the GAIN Railway Stakes for 2017. The Group 2 contest for two year olds takes place on Saturday 1st July, as one of the feature races on Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day.
Joanne Hurley, Irish Country Manager, GAIN Equine Nutrition commented:
“We have a long standing relationship with the Curragh Racecourse and we are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the prestigious Group 2 GAIN Railway Stakes. We believe that this partnership reinforces our commitment to both the racing and bloodstock industries, while supporting our customers and the industry at large. We wish all connections the very best of luck on the day.”
First run in 1851, the race has consistently been one of the top races of the season for some of Europe’s best juveniles and has been won in recent times by subsequent Group 1 winners including Mastercraftsman, Sudirman, George Washington, Holy Roman Emperor and Rock of Gibraltar. The Ger Lyons trained Medicine Jack landed the race in 2016 under Colin Keane.
Sixty two entries feature in the race following the recent first entry stage and include Brother Bear who won impressively at the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival, for Jessica Harrington, while Charlie Appleby’s Aqabah is a notable UK entry. Curragh based trainer Michael O’Callaghan is responsible for two entries Point Zero and I AmPower.
Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager of the Curragh Racecourse commented:
“We are delighted that GAIN will continue to be associated with one of our most historic and prestigious races which has consistently been won by some of the top juveniles in Europe. Our partnership with GAIN is a very important one for the Curragh and we look forward to ensuring this continues to go from strength to strength with the many opportunities that the redevelopment of the racecourse will provide in the future.”
With limited capacity for just 6,000 people this year due to the redevelopment of the racecourse, Saturday 1st July will be a ticket-only event and racegoers are advised to book tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Pictured at the launch was; Joanne Hurley, Irish Country Manager GAIN Equine Nutrition, John Hore, Equine Business Manager GAIN Equine Nutrition, Derek McGrath, CEO The Curragh Racecourse and Trainer, Michael O’Callaghan.