The Curragh is delighted to announce that Newtownanner Stud has agreed to sponsor a high profile Group 3 race for two year old fillies this year. The Newtownanner Stud Stakes will take place on Saturday 27th August.
Newtownanner Stud, owned by the Regan family, has enjoyed a major presence throughout the world of thoroughbred racing as one of the leading breeding operations globally racing and currently has horses in training with Curragh based Johnny Murtagh and Dermot Weld, as well as Ger Lyons, Joseph O’Brien, Jessica Harrington and Tony Martin. Their close association with The Curragh includes the victory of the Dermot Weld trained Fascinating Rock in the 2016 Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup and of Beckford in the 2017 Group 2 GAIN Railway Stakes. Laganore was another important Group 1 success for Newtownanner, when the Tony Martin trained mare landed the Premio Lydia Tesio over 1m2f at Cappannelle in Rome in 2017. Notable winners to carry their famous colours to success in 2021 included Thunder Kiss, Maker of Kings, Forbearance, Soul Search and Duke De Sessa, who is expected to play a leading role in some of the top races for three year olds this season. The stud also has a significant presence in the US, most notably with co owning the Breeders Cup winner Caledonia Road and Off The Tracks, winner of the Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes.
Maurice Regan commented, “Newtownanner is delighted to partner with the Curragh in sponsoring this prestigious race, past winners of which have gone on to be history makers. We know that record will continue for many years to come and hope that 2022 will be the year that returns us all to some sort of normality”
Evan Arkwright, The Curragh’s Racing and Sponsorship Manager, said, “We are very grateful to the Regan Family for supporting The Curragh through the sponsorship of this prestigious race, which has an impressive roll of honour, including previous winners Cayenne Pepper and Sea Of Grace. We greatly look forward to working with Maurice and his team to further enhance the race as one of leading contests for juvenile fillies in the Irish racing calendar.”