The Curragh Racecourse in conjunction with Dubai Duty Free are delighted to announce a variety of initiatives to attract the very best field for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby which takes place on Saturday 25th June.
Total prize money for the Group 1 Classic will increase by 250,000 euro to a record 1.5 million euro this year with significant increases for the placed horses.
1st 870,000 euro; 2nd 300,000 euro; 3rd 150,000 euro; 4th 75,000 euro; 5th 45,000 euro; 6th 30,000 euro; 7th 15,000 euro; 8th 15,000 euro
“The Win and You’re In” initiative which was launched for the first time last year will be extended to include additional races in which the entry fee will be refunded as applicable
Starting with the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, the winners and in some cases the placed horses of key domestic and international races will be refunded their entry and forfeit fees (including the cost of a supplementary entry if not already entered) in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. The refund is only payable if the horse actually runs in the race.
Paul Hensey, Curragh Racecourse General Manager commented, “We have identified the key races which should generate runners for this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and we hope that this exciting initiative in addition to the increase in prize money for the 2016 renewal will maximise the potential for us to encourage owners and trainers to be part of Ireland’s greatest and most valuable horse race.”
The winner and horses who are placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the following races will have any entry or supplementary entry fee that has been paid by them refunded should they run in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
-Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas
-Prix Du Jockey Club
The winner of the following races will have any entry or supplementary entry fee that has been paid by them refunded should they run in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
-Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas
-Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes
-Nijinsky Stakes (King George VI Cup)
-TRM Silver Stakes
-Prix de Diane
-King Edward VII Stakes
The winner of the following races will have any entry fee excluding supplementary entry fee that has been paid by them refunded should they run in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
-Derrinstown Derby Trial
The first of 19 race days at the Curragh this year takes places on Sunday 20th March featuring the Tote Irish Lincolnshire and Lodge Park Stud Park Express Stakes. For further details see www.curragh.ie
For further information, please contact Paul Hensey – 045 441205 / 087 2750610