TATTERSALLS Ireland are delighted to confirm sponsorship of the Grade 1 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle at the Dublin Racing Festival in Leopardstown on Sunday, February 7.
Last year’s renewal was won by ‘A Wave Of The Sea’, who pounced late to secure victory in a dramatic race that saw ‘Aspire Tower’ fall at the final flight. The Joseph O’Brien trained and JP McManus owned went on to win by a length and a quarter under Barry Geraghty.
Run over two miles and with a prize fund of €120,000, the race traditionally attracts a strong bunch of Ireland’s leading juveniles.
Initial entries for the Grade 1 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle include:
Awkwafina (S Curling); Busselton (FR) (JP O’Brien); Coltor (DK Weld); Duffle Coat (G Elliott); French Aseel (FR) (WP Mullins); Ha D’or (FR) (WP Mullins); Josh D’id (FR) (G Cromwell); Quilixios (GB) (G Elliott); Riviere D’etel (FR) (G Elliott); Saint Sam (FR) (WP Mullins); Star Of Cashel (JA Stack); Teahupoo (FR) (G Elliott); Trebizond (GB) (H de Bromhead); Varna Gold (PJ Gilligan); Youmdor (FR) (WP Mullins); Zanahiyr (G Elliott).
Simon Kerins, Tattersalls Ireland CEO, said: “This is our fourth year sponsoring the Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle at the Dublin Racing Festival. The Dublin Racing Festival presents some of the highest-calibre horses in the country and we are delighted to be involved again in such an important weekend for Irish racing. As a company, we pride ourselves on our continued commitment to the National Hunt industry and we are looking forward to what is certain to be another very competitive renewal.”
Tim Husbands, CEO of Leopardstown Racecourse, said: “Tattersalls Ireland have been outstanding partners of Leopardstown and their continued support for Irish racing is a strong vote of confidence for this leading event in our industry, despite the current challenging times.
“I would like to express our gratitude to Tattersalls Ireland, who have been an integral part of the success of Dublin Racing Festival.”