Our group has just returned from the sell-out Coolmore Stud and Irish Guineas tour and it's fair to say that it was another fantastic trip. We stayed in the Horse and Jockey hotel near Thurles and the ever popular Keadeen Hotel in Newbridge, both of which are favourites with our clients; for good reason!
Friday morning saw an early start for all 51 of our guests and the short journey to Coolmore Stud in the heart of Tipperary. A fantastic visit was had by all and some world class stallions were on show; Galileo, Fastnet Rock, Australia & Gleneagles to name but a few, and it goes without saying that we're very grateful to Coolmore Stud for arranging our 'behind-the-scenes' access.
Saturday morning saw a visit to Kildangan Stud, Sheikh Mohammed's operation in Ireland,en route to the Curragh for the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas. Despite concerns over the withdrawal of some of the favourites due to the overnight rain, the racing was as spectacular as ever. Awtaad bridged a 40-year gap for trainer Kevin Prendergast with a second Irish Guineas success, four decades after Northern Treasure won the same Classic.
After a leisurely start and a delicious breakfast courtesy of the Keadeen Hotel our group headed off for a second day of top quality racing at the Curragh for the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Jet Setting claimed victory over favourite Minding to achieve maiden Group 1 success for sire Fast Company. Following racing our clients were transferred back to Dublin Airport in order to make their way home after a very enjoyable and (hopefully) successful day!
To join us on our Coolmore Stud and Irish Guineas tour next year please call 01244 355 580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.