This year’s Ascot Gold Cup winner Fame and Glory heads the six runners for The Irish Field St Leger taking place at the Curragh this Saturday. The British trained trio of Duncan, Red Cadeaux and Jukebox Jury are all set to make the journey across the Irish Sea. Other Irish trained contenders are The Irish Field St Leger Trial Stakes winner Fictional Account and Waydownsouth. Paddy Power, official betting partner of the Curragh Racecourse: 8-11 Fame And Glory, 9-2 Jukebox Jury, Duncan, 10 Red Cadeaux, 12 Fictional Account, 100 Waydownsouth
The “Super Saturday” program also features the Goffs National Stakes and this Group 1 contest has attracted nine runners including leading Irish trained 2 year olds Dragon Pulse, Power and Tough as Nails, while they will be face stiff opposition from the impressive British challenger Talwar, who has won three of his four career starts for trainer Jeremy Noseda. Other notable runners are David Livingston, Vault and Whip Rule.
Saturday’s top class programme features a major Australian theme to promote The Irish Field St Leger as Europe’s premier trial race for the Emirates Melbourne Cup. The iconic Melbourne Cup will be brought over from Australia to be displayed on the day, while Vintage Crop and Bruce Davis, Australian Ambassador to Ireland, will be guests of honour, a special Australian wine promotion featuring the world famous Wakefield Wines will take place, while there will be free entry for Australian citizens and the chance for one lucky race goer to win a trip of a lifetime to the Melbourne Cup. Members of the Irish Australian Rules Football team who recently won the Men’s and Women’s Australian Rules Football Leagues International Cups will also be in attendance.
Irish tennis star Conor Niland will be one of the judges for the Bollinger Best Hat competition in association with the Heritage Golf & Spa Resort.
Racing also takes place at the Curragh this Sunday
Admission Sat: €20, Under 25s and Seniors €10, Children Free