Now in its third year, Longines Irish Champions Weekend has firmly established its position on the racing calendar and continues to showcase the very best that Irish racing has to offer. The Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes is open to all graduates of the 2015 Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale and the September Yearling Sale Part II.
Irish trainers have won five of the last six renewals and are responsible for 79 entries this time around. Ger Lyons sent out Glass House, a €35,000 purchase at the 2014 Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, to win last year in the colours of Sheikh Fahad Al Thani’s Qatar Racing Limited.
Roger Casey, Managing Director of Tattersalls Ireland, commented:
“We are delighted with the number of entries for the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes which has an increased prize fund for the third consecutive year, and the dominance of UK entries is a testament to the increasing reputation of both the September Sale and Longines Irish Champions Weekend. The Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes is the longest running sales race in Europe and one of the most valuable which more than justifies its place on a weekend which has firmly established itself as one of the best weekends of racing on the International calendar.”
Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager, Curragh Racecourse said:
“It is great to see such strong entries for the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes; we are very grateful for the continued support of Tattersalls Ireland and their commitment to increasing prize-money. It’s one of the most competitive races run on Longines Irish Champions Weekend and always attracts a strong UK entry which brings a large number of visitors to the Curragh for the weekend, adding to the competiveness of the occasion.”