Should sufficient declarations be received, The Kilkenny County Music Festival H'cap (Race 88C) may be divided at this meeting.
Ballymore H'cap H'dle - Renneti (FR) + 4 lbs, Diakali (FR) + 5 lbs, Champagne Classic + 6 lbs, Thomas Hobson (GB) + 7 lbs.
Trainers are reminded that if your horse becomes a reserve on the racecard, you are now obliged to declare it as either a runner or a non-runner to the dedicated Turf Club line (045-445645). Declaration must be made at least 90 minutes before the scheduled off-time of the first race in accordance with Rule 194 (iii) (a) or (b).
The Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Series for 2yos will comprise of 21 races across 15 racecourses with a total prize-fund of €573,000. The final at Naas Racecourse in October is worth €120,000. Each of the 20 qualifying races will have a minimum prize-fund of €20,000. All horses bought at public auction for €72,000 or less can enter.
Series of 20 higher value medium tier handicaps sponsored by the Irish EBF.
New maiden hurdles to be trialled: auction races and races for unplaced horses.
Increased number of beginners/novice chases/hurdles with rating caps.
Mares races being increased to reflect higher numbers being put in training.
Following a request from the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association to review the 'Summer Novice Season', the time period has been extended and will now allow horses which win a hurdle or a steeplechase for the first time after February 1st (rather than March 1st previously) to run in novice races until the Fairyhouse Winter Festival meeting in early December (previously this ended at the Super Sunday meeting at Tipperary in early October), other than if they win a Grade 1 race prior to the end of the Punchestown Festival. This change is expected to improve field sizes in maiden hurdles and beginners chases in the Spring period and to enhance the competitiveness of Novice races during October and November.
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Fri, 28th April 2017
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Friday, 28th Apr 2017
Good to yielding (hurdle/bumper/chase ...
Racing tips will be available before 10.30am on racedays
19:45 Kildare Post (C & G) INH Flat Race
19:15 Alanna Homes (Mares) Novice H'dle
18:40 Ryanair Novice S'chase (Grade 1)
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Watering at Punchestown will commence after racing to maintain the ground as good to yielding.
View @punchestownrace Saturday 2 Grade 1's here https://t.co/teZhwfAz0p
The ground at Naas is now good to firm. Watering has commenced to maintain. Generally dry over the coming days.
View @punchestownrace Friday card here https://t.co/gUjlia0jtz
The ground at Clonmel is currently good to firm. Monitoring with regard to watering. Risk of rain over weekend, mainly dry thereafter.
The ground at Limerick is now good to firm. Rain forecast on Saturday through to Sunday morning.
Punchestown good to yielding (Hurdle, Bumper and Chase), good to firm (X Country). Mainly dry with just the risk of a light shower.
The ground at Ballinrobe is currently good to firm. Monitoring situation as regards watering. Rain forecast over the weekend.
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View @punchestownrace Fridays 2 Grade 1's declared horses here https://t.co/gUjlia0jtz
The ground at Down Royal is currently good to firm, firm in places (watering). Mainly dry forecast.
Punchestown good to yielding (Hurdle, Chase, Bumper), good to firm (X Country). Forecast cold and mainly dry today and tomorrow.
The ground at Naas is currently good, good to firm in places. Mainly dry over the coming days, risk of rain over weekend.
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Watering will commence after racing at Punchestown today to maintain good to yielding ground.
View @punchestownrace Thursday 2 Grade 1's declared horses here https://t.co/2g0f4OGZL3
View @punchestownrace Wednesday Card here https://t.co/bg0x7Kmr3r
Punchestown good to yielding (Hurdle, Chase and Bumper), good to firm (X Country). Showers today, remaining mixed over the coming days.
The ground at Limerick is currently good, good to firm in places. Unsettled forecast over the coming days.
Gowran Park currently good to firm (selective watering has commenced to maintain). Mainly dry forecast with risk of rain on Saturday.
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