Coolmore Stud & Irish Guineas Tour 19-22 May 2016

Coolmore Stud & Irish Guineas Tour 19-22 May 2016

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!

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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.

HRA 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 info@horseracingabroad.com for further details. 

 

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