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Jennies Jewels heads 21 runners for Tote Irish Cesarewitch

October 7, 2016

7th October 2016

Jennies Jewel heads 21 runners for Sunday’s Tote Irish Cesarewitch at Curragh

Royal Ascot winner Jennies Jewel heads the field for the €100,000 Tote Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh on Sunday 9th October.

A total of 21 have stood their ground for the prestigious two-mile handicap with the locally trained Jennies Jewel hoping to cap off a memorable season for trainer Jarlath Fahey and connections by winning the final major race of the season at the Curragh.

Champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins is looking to win the race for a second consecutive year as he has declared the hat-trick seeking three-year-old Laws Of Spin while Slunovrat is the sole British-trained representative as David Menuisier aims to train his first ever winner at the Curragh.

Sunday’s seven-race card also features the Eimer Hannon Waterford Testimonial Stakes which attracted 14 declarations including former Group 1 winner G Force for trainer Adrian Keatley.

British based trainer Charlie Appleby will be double handed in the Staffordstown Stud Stakes as he sends over both Calare and Kazimiera for the eight-runner contest which includes Ger Lyons’ dual winner Sweet Sounds and the Dermot Weld-trained debut winner Queen Anne’s Lace.

The finale is the Brown Panther Stakes in which Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby third, Stellar Mass, faces six rivals.

The Curragh Racecourse will stage a fascinating exhibition to coincide with their final race days of 2016 which will celebrate the end of an important era in the history of the racecourse and the start of a very exciting time as the new Curragh development becomes a reality.

The exhibition, sponsored by Dr Michael Smurfit, the Rogers Family and Friarstown Stud owned by Bahraini businessman Khalid Rahim, will focus on the historic past and the exciting future of the racecourse giving everyone a unique opportunity to view memorabilia and artefacts never seen in public before, while also showcasing the plans for the new Curragh.

The exhibition will open at the races on Sunday 9th October and Monday 10th October and will stay open for the general public from 10am to 4pm until Friday 14th October to coincide with the Go Racing in Kildare Festival Week.

The All Ireland winning Kildare Ladies Intermediate Football team will be guests of honour at the races on Sunday and will bring their winning trophy to display.

Notes to editor

Full list of declared runners available – www.hri-ras.ie/racing-meetings

Ground: Good to Yielding

Admission both days

  • Adult 15 euro
  • Seniors & U16s 8 euro
  • U16s Free with paying adult

Transport

  • Free car parking
  • Trains to Kildare Town with free shuttle bus to races
  • Dublin Coach service to races – see dublincoach.ie

For further information or if you require media passes please contact

Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager, The Curragh Racecourse eark@curragh.ie

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