The Curragh will stage their penultimate race day this Sunday with a packed eight race programme.
Twelve runners will line up in the valuable Group 3 Comer Group International Loughbrown Stakes with notable contenders including Lismore, Baron Samedi. Beamish, Emily Dickinson and Seattle Creek, owned and trained by the race sponsor Luke Comer.
Ten sprinters will face the starter in the Listed Hatstone Solicitors Waterford Testimonial Stakes, including Big Gossey, Life in Colour, Moss Tucker and recent Curragh winner Craft Irish.
There are nine runners in the Tote Always SP Amateur Derby including Shanroe, Falcon Eight and Sea Appeal trained in Britain by Richard Hughes, while there are sixteen runners in the SP or Better Guaranteed with the Tote Maiden, sixteen in the Barberstown Castle Maiden, twenty one in the TRI Equestrian Handicap, fourteen in the Play The Tote Exacta on Every Race Handicap and sixteen in the opening Tote Guarantee Irish EBF Maiden.
In addition, there will also be a packed program of entertainment during the afternoon to celebrate the Irish Pony Club including ten of their members from various branches around the country taking part in the Jockey Skills Ride after the last race, while there will be presentations made to the Irish Pony Eventing and Show jumping teams, who both won gold medals in the European Championships this year.
Following 2mm of rain overnight,
Straight: Soft, soft to heavy in places
Rain today possibly heavy at times, dry tomorrow with further rain Saturday night into Sunday morning, approximately 20 to 25mm before racing on Sunday
Racing on middle track. Stalls in centre for all sprints
Where to watch
Racing TV – all races
Adult admission = €20 (€15 on line)
Under 18s free accompanied by an adult