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August 20, 2007 at 13:51 #4898
Does anyone have access to the program of future races in Ireland?
I’m interested in a 2M handicap normally staged at the three day meeting at The Curragh in mid September. Last year it was run on Sun Sept 17th as the Laing O’Rourke September Handicap.
The attraction is substantial prize money but only 11 runners last year with the top weight running off 92. Races like that are hard to find in England!
APAugust 20, 2007 at 14:18 #111828witParticipant
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i’ve no access to program book, but the Curragh’s own 2007 race summary in the pdf at the top of this page:
seems to show that on National Stakes Day, the Premier Handicap (September) this year is 14 furlongs, compared to 16 furlongs shown for 2006 (go to following link and search for "race summary"):
witAugust 20, 2007 at 14:51 #111831
Thank you – never thought to look at the course website!
APAugust 20, 2007 at 14:59 #111832TheCheeksterMember
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This is a good site for Irish races:
http://www.irish-racing.com/v3fixtures?prv=4August 20, 2007 at 15:41 #111834AidanMember
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If you send me on your email address (by PM) I can forward it on to you.August 20, 2007 at 23:53 #111887
this might help, apAugust 21, 2007 at 12:42 #111942
Thanks for that – apart from the Curragh race I was looking at, that list shows that Dundalk will be racing for decent money on their new artificial surface in the autumn.
APAugust 21, 2007 at 12:46 #111943CavParticipant
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Very decent money, 13.5 grand for 2yo nurseries!August 21, 2007 at 13:10 #111950
I had better mug up on the British form. I sense an invasion of British runners stealing ‘our’ prizes.
British ‘marks’ seem very competitive in Ireland (see wins for Sadlers Kingdom and Windbeneathmywings in recent weeks).August 21, 2007 at 13:30 #111954
I think that original link I posted has lived up to the downside of the word ‘provisional’ re the race you were interested in.
It doesnt seem to be on the actual programmeAugust 21, 2007 at 14:29 #111961witParticipant
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isn’t it in the third column on page 8 of the pdf ?
it looks like its been moved to be the 4.45 on the second day, Leger day.
witAugust 21, 2007 at 14:42 #111962
So it is, wit.
Must remember to pay greater attention to detail.August 21, 2007 at 15:53 #111982
Yes, I’ve exchanged emails with the general manager at The Curragh and he told me the race had been switched to Saturday.
They’ve been very helpful considering I’m not exactly planning a challenge for the Irish St Leger – help with travel, stables and accomodation have all been offered.
The only potential problem is the extra paperwork required during the current foot and mouth restrictions which involve us in consulting Defra – not a prospect that appeals. My trainer is already fuming at their box ticking insistence on him and his head lad (60+ years in racing between them) attending a course on handling horses in transit!
APAugust 26, 2007 at 08:42 #112534AnonymousInactive
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Great to see some proper horses at Dundalk today, which augurs well for future Irish AW racing.
A sell-out too; maybe they will show us Brits where we went wrong, if it’s not already obvious?
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