Kilboy Estate to extend support of the Curragh

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Kilboy Estate to extend support of the Curragh

March 2, 2012

Kilboy Estate, owned by Mr. & Mrs. Shane Ryan, has agreed to extend their sponsorship of the Kilboy Estate Stakes until 2014. The Group 3 contest will take place on Sunday 22nd July this year as part of a high quality programme which features the Darley Irish Oaks

The race over 9 furlongs which was first run in 2004 was promoted to Group 3 status last year. Previous winners include Tropical Lady, She’s Our Mark and Latin Love, while subsequent Group 2 winner Manieree won the race last year.

Located in Dolla, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Kilboy Estate covers over 350 acres. Mares owned by Mr. & Mrs. Shane Ryan also reside at Castleton Lyons inKentucky. Notable winners bred by Kilboy Estate include multiple US champion Gio Ponti, US Group 1 winner Miss World, while Duff has been their most successful performer to date inEurope

Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager of the Curragh Racecourse commented “We are very grateful to Mr. & Mrs. Shane Ryan and their team at Kilboy Estate for continuing their support of the Curragh. Their race has grown in statue and prestige and has become an important part of our strategy to provide opportunities for the best fillies and mares to compete here during the year

I am pleased that since we sponsored the first running of the Kilboy Estate Stakes in 2004 that it has gone from strength to strength and has proved to be a very worthwhile  initiative for us to support Irish thoroughbred racing and breeding, in addition to encouraging owners to keep their best fillies and mares in training.” said Shane Ryan

For further information, please contact

Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager The Curragh Racecourse

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