Last years Irish Champions Stakes winner Luxembourg is among seven runners for the Coolmore Sottsass EBF Mooresbridge Stakes, following the publication of declared runners today. Challengers to the Aidan O’Brien trained four year old in the Group 2 contest include Piz Badile, Above The Curve and Trevaunance.
Leading jockey Tom Marquand will ride the William Haggas trained Queen Aminatu in the Coolmore Circus Maximus EBF Athasi Stakes. The Group 3 contest has also attracted Just Beautiful, Stars Girls Aalmal and the Joseph O’Brien trained pair of Agartha and recent winner Honey Girl.
Drumroll, Paddington and Bold Discovery are three of the leading contenders in the Listed Coolmore Blackbeard EBF Tetrarch Stakes, , while impressive Cork winner Noche Magica and Bucanero Fuerte, winner of the opening race of the Curragh season last month, are among the nine runners in the GAIN First Flier Stakes.
There are ten runners in the Treacy Group EBF Handicap, nineteen in the PG Duffy & Sons Citroen Handicap, twenty six in the Keadeen Hotel Handicap and ten runners in the opening Irish EBF Median Sires Series Maiden.
The race day is themed as Newbridge Parishes Community Raceday, a very popular and fun family day in the racing calendar. In excess of €550,000 has been raised for projects benefiting the local community since the Newbridge Parishes Raceday was launched over 35 years ago, including the development of the Parish Community Centre.
A variety of free family entertainment will be hosted throughout the afternoon with a Kids Zone area packed with free children’s entertainment, performances from local stage schools and a Defence Forces display area. Exhibition games by children from various local sports clubs will also take place between races on the racetrack.
Ground: Following 2mm of rain since yesterday morning,
Straight course: soft
Round course: yielding to soft
Track: Curragh side with stalls in centre for all sprints
Forecast: approximately 5 to 10mm of rain prior to racing
Media Coverage: live broadcast by Racing TV and TG4