Tatteralls Ireland and the EBF have joined forces to sponsor a new six race Auction Maiden Hurdle Series. The first of these races will take place at the Listowel Harvest Festival on Monday, 11 September.
Gavin Cromwell was on hand to officially launch the Auction Maiden Hurdle Series. Speaking about this new initiative, Gavin said: "as a trainer it is great to see Tattersalls Ireland and the EBF supporting this incentive for the less expensive horses, and offering a very appealing prize fund".
These races are each worth €20,000, are confined to four, five, six and seven-year-old geldings and mares that have been sold as three or four year olds in a recognised store sale in Ireland or in the UK.
Each race is confined to horses that have cost no more than €30,000 as a store and have not won any race under rules or a point-to-point. Runners in this Tattersalls Ireland / EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle Series will also have allowances according to their sales price and age. All horses must be EBF eligible to enter these races.
Monday, 11 September
|Listowel||2m Geldings & Mares|
|Saturday, 30 September||Gowran||2m 4f, Geldings & Mares|
|Sunday, 15 October||Cork||2m 4f, Mares Only|
|Sunday, 29 October||Galway||2m, Geldings & Mares|
|Sunday, 19 November||Punchestown||2m 6f, Geldings & Mares|
|Sunday, 26 November||Navan||2m Mares Only|