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Apr 20, 2017

Tattersalls Ireland to sponsor Auction Maiden Hurdle Series

Tattersalls Ireland is delighted to announce its sponsorship along with the Irish EBF of a six race Auction Maiden Hurdle Series commencing this autumn in Ireland.

These races are each worth €20,000, are confined to four, five and six-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.

  

VENUE

DAY/DATE

DISTANCE

SEX

Listowel

Monday, 11 September 2017

2m

Geldings & Mares

Gowran

Saturday,  30 September 2017

2m 4f

Geldings & Mares

Cork

Sunday,  15 October 2017

2m 4f

Mares Only

Galway

Sunday,  29 October 2017

2m

Geldings & Mares

Punchestown

Sunday,  19 November 2017

2m 6f

Geldings & Mares

Navan

Sunday,  26 November 2017

2m

Mares Only

 

The prize money for each race is as follows;

  • 1st €12,500
  • 2nd €4,000
  • 3rd €2,000
  • 4th €1,000
  • 5th €500

Any mare that has been nominated for the ITBA National Hunt Mares scheme, and who wins one of the above two mares only races, will also receive a €5,000 bonus from the ITBA.

Sales and Marketing Director Simon Kerins commented on this announcement: "We are delighted to sponsor this series in association with the EBF. It is a perfect opportunity for the less expensive horses sold at public auction, to run in Auction Maiden Hurdles with attractive prize money on offer, at different venues across Ireland. With two of the six races confined to mares only, the winning mare, if eligible for the ITBA National Hunt Fillies Bonus Scheme has the opportunity to potentially win €17,500 in prize money.  This initiative will support demand for horses at all store sales with our Derby and August sales particularly in mind and we are thrilled to be involved".