A total of 186 entries, including over 100 from the UK have been received for the €250,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes to be run on the second day of Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh on Sunday, September 13th.
The total prize fund for the event has recently been increased by €50,000 and the value of the race is now twice what it was in 2013. Overall, UK trainers have an enviable record in the six furlongs and 63 yards contest and are responsible for 104 entries this time around, up from 79 last year. Irish trainers, who have won four of the last five renewals, have put 82 horses in the race this time around.
Simon Kerins, Sales & Marketing Director, Tattersalls Ireland, said, “We are delighted with the increased number of entries for the 2015 €250,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale Stakes and in particular the significant number that have entered from the UK. We are naturally thrilled to be part of Irish Champions Weekend again this year; the inaugural weekend having proved an outstanding success. The prize fund for the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale Stakes has increased by €50,000 this year to €250,000 making it one of the most valuable and longest running sales race in Europe and justifying its place on a race card which is considered to be one of the best weekend’s racing on the international Calendar.”
Jason Morris, HRI Director of Racing said: “It is very pleasing to see the increased international entry for the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale Stakes this year. We look forward to another highly competitive race on Irish Champions Weekend, where we aim to attract large numbers of overseas runners and visitors as we showcase the best of Irish Flat racing’.