List of Stud Farms Released for the 2017 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Irish Stallion Trail
The third running of the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM) Irish Stallion Trail will take place on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th January, 2017. The weekend trail takes place again in between two premium days of racing with the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran Park on Thursday 26th January, followed by the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on Sunday 29th January.
Twenty-seven stud farms will open their doors across Ireland’s four provinces just before the official opening of the traditional covering season. Currently seven of the top ten sires in Europe are standing in Ireland and the Stallion Trail offers breeders the opportunity to see these great stallions.
The Kildare stud farms to be included are:
- Gilltown Stud, Kilcullen
- Irish National Stud, Tully, Kildare
- Kildangan Stud, Monasterevin
- Rathasker Stud, Kilcullen Road, Naas
- Sunnyhill Stud, Kilcullen
Commenting on the ITM Irish Stallion Trail, ITM’s Marketing Manager, Sarah Nash, said:
“The 2016 ITM Irish Stallion Trail was a fantastic weekend building on the huge success of 2015. The full list of participating farms is available at www.itm.ie/stalliontrail and we ask people interested in attending the trail to register through the website.”