An impressive total of 14 Classic and Group 1 winners feature among the 44 contenders for the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup, following the publication of entries today. The €400,000 contest is scheduled to take place at the Curragh on day 2 of the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival, Sunday 24th May.
International entries feature prominently and include Japanese trained superstar Deirdre. Trained by Mitsuru Hashida, the six year old mare has won more that €4 million in prize money during her illustrious career and would be the first Japanese runner at the County Kildare venue. The daughter of Harbinger has been campaigned all over the world and finished a creditable fourth behind Magical when making history as the first Japanese trained runner in Ireland in the Group 1 Irish champion Stakes at Leopardstown last year.
Other entries include Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck, Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby winners of 2018 and 2019 Latrobe and Sovereign, together with Comer Group International Irish St Leger winner Search for a Song, while Aspetar, Barney Roy, Circus Maximus, Ghaiyyath, Kew Gardens, Japan, Magical and Magic Wand are other very notable entries.
Group 2 winner Donjah trained in Germany by Henk Grewe adds to the international profile of the race.
Edmond Mahony, Chairman of Tattersalls said,
“The Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup has traditionally attracted many of the finest older horses in Europe and the entries suggest that the 2020 renewal will be no exception. Tattersalls purchase Japan, who ended last year as the highest rated three year old in Britain and Ireland, and Ghaiyyath, Britain and Ireland’s highest rated four year old colt in 2019, demonstrate the quality of the entries and as ever the race promises to be one of the highlights of the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival.”
Pat Keogh Chief Executive The Curragh Racecourse commented,
“The Tattersalls Gold Cup has consistently attracted the best middle distance horses in training and the entries this year certainly highlight the significance of the race in the international racing calendar with so many of the leading trainers in the world represented.”
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