Plusvital Launch Race Day At The Curragh

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Plusvital Launch Race Day At The Curragh

May 2, 2018

Irish equine science company Plusvital is delighted to announce the renewal of their partnership with the Curragh Racecourse for another year, in sponsoring the second day on the opening weekend of the Curragh’s busy 2018 season, Saturday 12th May.

As leaders in equine science since 1975, Plusvital’s cutting-edge genetic tests and scientifically-based supplements have been used by successful trainers and riders across the world. Following their launch of the world’s first nutrigenomic supplement for horses, EnerGene-Q10, late last year, the brand has continued to focus on the development of equine genetic tests, innovative nutraceuticals and other integrated equine performance and health products, which aim to maximise the potential success of individual racehorses.

The highlight of the day’s racing at the County Kildare venue will undoubtedly be the Group 3 Plusvital Blue Wind Stakes, which was won last year by Turret Rocks, a filly trained by long-time Plusvital customer Jim Bolger. A number of competitive handicaps will also take place on the day, including the Plusvital EnerGene-Q10 Handicap and Plusvital Speed Gene Handicap, culminating in the Plusvital Racing Syrup Maiden.

Plusvital will be offering all runners in their sponsored races either free genetic testing to predict optimum race distance or products from their scientifically-based supplement range.

Commenting on the launch of the race day, Plusvital Sales Director Ciara Watt said: “We have a long-standing relationship with the Curragh Racecourse and we are delighted to sponsor the Plusvital Race Day featuring the Group 3 Plusvital Blue Wind Stakes this year. We believe that this partnership reinforces our commitment to both the racing and bloodstock industries, while supporting our valued customers and the industry at large. We wish all connections the very best of luck on the day.’’

Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager of the Curragh Racecourse also commented: “It is exciting for the Curragh to renew our partnership with such a progressive company as Plusvital and we will work closely with Ciara Watt and her team to generate awareness of their products which will ultimately help them to win new customers”

About Plusvital

Plusvital has been a leader in equine nutrition since its formation in 1975, growing out of Ireland’s world-famous racing and sport horse tradition. Since the introduction of the iconic Plusvital Racing Syrup to the market over 40 years ago, Plusvital continues to develop innovative scientifically-based equine supplements.

Plusvital is also the world’s leading provider of genetic testing to the Thoroughbred industry. Powered by Equinome’s cutting edge genomic tools, it provides tests which analyse the DNA of a horse to predict optimum race distance, optimum race surface and performance potential. Plusvital’s clients include leading trainers, owners and breeders in all of the major Thoroughbred regions around the world.

Plusvital maintains an on-going, multi-million euro genomic and nutrition research program at its headquarters in Ireland, with an increased focus on the potential to use genetic testing to identify horses with a predisposition to health conditions.

For further details on how Plusvital can give you a competitive advantage, please call +353 (0) 861452288 or email

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