British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Stakes – Britain’s Richest Maiden Race.
Fri 25 Aug 2017
The British European Breeders’ Fund are proud to be supporting the Convivial Maiden Stakes for the third year today at York. The Convivial has the accolade of being Britain’s most valuable maiden with its prize money increasing each year under the combined stewardship of York Racecourse and the British EBF, to its current level of £70,000. In addition, the race carries a Plus 10 bonus which would see an additional £10,000 prize going to a qualified winner.
RIVET (Fastnet Rock), pictured, made exceptional progress through the remainder of his two-year-old career following his 2016 win in the EBF Convivial Maiden. He won the Gr.2 Champagne Stakes and Gr.1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster beating the likes of multiple Gr.1 winner THUNDER SNOW (Helmet); Gr.1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere runner up SALOUEN (Canford Cliffs) and this year’s Gr.3 Bahrain Trophy winner RAHEEN HOUSE (Sea The Stars) in the process.
For seven of the 20 potential runners in today’s race, it will be their first visit to a racecourse; however there are plenty of horses which come the race with promise and experience from their last run. DOSWELL (Giant’s Causeway); GABR (Intello); KANNAPOLIS (Makfi); LAUGH A MINUTE (Mayson); PORTH SWTAN (Invincible Spirit) and MISS MUMTAZ (Lope De Vega) all come to the race with encouraging runs to second place in their last racecourse outing.