Irish EBF Auction Series Final – increased prizemoney

Wed 23 Sep 2015

Increased Prize Money for Irish European Breeders’ Fund Auction Series Final


The Irish European Breeders’ Fund in conjunction with Horse Racing Ireland is pleased to announce an increase of prize money to € 75 ,000 for the Irish Stallion Farm European Breeders’ Fund Auction Race Final. The seven furlong auction series final will take place on Sunday 18 th October at Naas Racecourse. The two year old race will be the culmination of sixteen races staged the length and breadth of Ireland. The final is restricted to two year olds only that are EBF eligible and which have run in at least one race in Ireland that was sponsored by the IEBF and that was confined to horses sold under the hammer at public auction.


John O’Connor, Chairman of IEBF said:


“We are delighted to support this new auction series, aimed at boosting the middle and lower end of the yearling market, and giving these horses a valuable series of races in Ireland with a big pot for the final.


Our aim is the increase the final next year to €100,000 so anyone heading to the yearling sales this year with a limited budget will have a very lucrative series to aim at.”


Michael O’Callaghan, trainer said:


“The series is a great idea, a great initiative and another reason to buy horses and have them in training in Ireland. Any reward that can be given to people who currently buy at this level is very welcome. It is also an incentive for anyone thinking of purchasing yearlings at the sales this year. With the attractive prize money it should grow from strength to strength each year. I will definitely be trying to get my owners to purchase yearlings with this series as a target.”


Thirteen races have already taken place with three more races to run, Dundalk on 25 th September, Dundalk on 2 nd October and Limerick on 10 th October. All horses that have run in any one of the sixteen races are eligible to enter the final race in Naas on October 18 th . Entries for the final in Naas close on Tuesday 13 th October.


Contact Details:

Nessa Joyce, Manager

Kill, Co. Kildare

Mobile: +85 7590970

Tel: +353 45 910 999