Top class field of six runners for Juddmonte Beresford Stakes
September 27, 2013
27th September 2013
Geoffrey Chaucer and Oklahoma City attempt to give trainer Aidan O’Brien 13th Juddmonte Beresford Stakes success at Curragh this Sunday
Trainer AIDAN O’BRIEN has an outstanding record in the Group Two Juddmonte Beresford Stakes and the champion trainer, who is chasing his 13th success in the race, has a strong representation in the featured contest at the Curragh this Sunday. O’Brien is responsible for two of the six runners in the race with Geoffrey Chaucer and Oklahoma City. He will face tough opposition from Exogenesis trained by Ger Lyons, the Andy Oliver-trained All Set To Go, Not to Yield trained by Dermot Weld and Altruistic trained and ridden by Johnny Murtagh.
A strong support programme includes the Group Three C.L. Weld Park Stakes with trainer Dermot Weld hoping to win the race named to honour his late father with Tarfasha. Other notable contenders include the John Oxx trained My Titania, Chroussa trained by Jim Bolger and recent Tipperary winner Diamond Stilettos.
The Aidan O’Brien trained Guerre is among the eight runners in the Listed Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital Blenheim Stakes, while Galway Hurdle winner Missunited returns to the flat when the Michael Winters trained mare lines up in The Irish Field Loughbrown Stakes where she will face the Dermot Weld trained Unaccompanied and Eye of the Storm trained by Aidan O’Brien most notably
Meanwhile, there are 25 entries for the valuable Mongey Communications Joe McGrath Premier Handicap including Twenty One Choice trained in Britain by Ed De Giles and 22 runners in The Irish Times Handicap
1st race 2.10pm
Admission 15 euro Seniors and Under 25s 8 euro, Under 16s free (accompanied by an adult)
To celebrate the All Ireland Hurling Final replay between Cork and Clare, the Curragh is offering all ticket holders, FREE admission to the races on Sunday 29th September. Ticket holders simply have to bring their All Ireland Hurling Replay Ticket to the races to avail of this offer.
The race day is themed for the Irish Pony Club to celebrate the end of their busy summer season with a fun and exciting day for all the family to enjoy and presentations made throughout the afternoon to winners of various pony club disciplines. All Pony Club Members gain free admission.
The Jog for Jockeys, a 5k and 10k run over the spectacular Curragh plains takes place during the morning of the race day with proceeds going to the Injured Jockeys Fund, for details see www.jogforjockeys.ie
The Curragh Racecourse is located off Exit 12 of the M7 motorway.
Free car parking
Trains to Kildare Town with free shuttle bus to racecourse
Dublin Coach provide race day service (see dublincoach.ie)