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Irish EBF Barrier Trials to resume at Dundalk on July 29th

Wed 15 Jul 2020

Barrier Trials for unraced two-year-old and three-year-old horses will resume at Dundalk Stadium on Wednesday July 29

Barrier Trials for unraced two-year-old and three-year-old horses will resume at Dundalk Stadium on Wednesday July 29

Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, with the backing of the Irish European Breeders’ Fund and the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board, is resuming Barrier Trials for unraced 2yo and 3yo horses at Dundalk Stadium on July 29th.

The Barrier Trials are being staged to meet the strong demand from overseas for quality unraced thoroughbreds and will return on the brand-new polytrack surface at Dundalk where they were first staged in 2018.

Entries opened on July 15th and will close on July 24th and the Terms & Conditions are listed on the ITM website www.itm.ie.

The Irish EBF Barrier Trials will operate under the same Covid-19 protocols in operation on regular race days at present.

ITM is very grateful to everyone who has supported the concept to date and is especially thankful to have gained the backing of the Irish EBF, the largest sponsor of racing in Ireland.

John O’Connor, Chairman of the Irish EBF, said:  “Now, more than ever, the Barrier Trials will provide a valuable opportunity for the Irish bloodstock industry to showcase a proven quality product to a wider market and we are pleased to play our part by supporting them at Dundalk in July and hopefully again in August.”

Another date for the Irish EBF Barrier Trials is scheduled for August 24th, pending approval from those with whom ITM cooperates.