Skip links and go to Page Content

County Kildare News


News Menu

News Archive


Advertise Here

August 24, 2010

Memory heads list in fascinating clash for Moyglare Stud Stakes

THE 38th running of the Moyglare Stud Stakes is the feature event on yet another fabulous afternoon of top class racing at the Curragh next Sunday, 29th August. The Group One juvenile fillies contest has attracted 16 entries which includes current 1,000 Guineas favourite Memory.

Trained by Richard Hannon and the sole overseas challenger, Memory is unbeaten in three outings and showed great courage and determination when landing the Group Two Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket last month. She is clearly a filly out of the top drawer and hails from a stable that can do little wrong with their two-year-olds at present.

Laughing Lashes has been supplemented to the race at a cost of €23,500 and the Jessica Harrington-trained daughter of Mr Greeley will be no push over following her comfortable victory over Misty For Me in the Group Two Keeneland Debutante Stakes at this venue earlier in the month. Misty For Me, beaten one length on that occasion, is likely to be in opposition again and is one of six Aidan O’Brien-trained entries for the seven furlong contest. O’Brien is also represented by Gemstone, Mist, Together, Why and Wild Wind.

Seeharn winner of two of her three starts is among the 16 entries remaining in the race following the forfeit stage today. The Kevin Prendergast-trained juvenile opened her account in a 19 runner maiden at this venue in June and the daughter of Pivotal made it two from two at the Curragh when comfortably landing a Listed contest later the same month. Highly regarded by connections, she is sure to give a good account of herself.

The emphasis will be on speed in the Goffs Flying Five Stakes for which there are no less than 17 overseas challengers among the 24 entries. Most notable among them are Benbaun, Hamish McGonegall, Blue Jack (owned by soccer star Michael Owen) and Judge ‘n Jury, while the home team is headed by Invincible Ash, Snaefell and Walk On Bye. This will be the first year that Ireland’s leading Bloodstock Sales Company have been associated with the Group 3 contest.

The Henry Cecil-trained Aviate lost her unbeaten record when she could only finish seventh in the Epsom Oaks, will bid to get back on track in the Group Three Dance Design Stakes. In total there are 19 entries for the nine furlong contest. Other notable contenders for the nine furlong contest include Latin Love, Dazzling Day, Devoted To You, Lush Lashes and Shareen.

Glor Na Mara, runner-up to the impressive Pathfork in the Group Two Galileo European Breeders Fund Futurity Stakes at this venue last Saturday, will bid to go one better in the Group Three Go And Go Round Tower Stakes. Jim Bolger’s juvenile is one of eight entries for the six furlong race which also includes Fred Archer, Emperor Hadrian, Whipless and Moonlit Garden.

Moyglare Stud has joined forces with Newbridge Silverware for the inaugural “Search for a Style Icon” competition.  The winning lady will received a €5k gift voucher redeemable in the Newbridge Silverware Showrooms as well as an exquisite piece from the Newbridge Silverware Vintage Collection. The style icon judging panel will included the newly crowned 2010 Rose of Tralee, for her very first official appearance and she will be joined by Gay and Kathleen Watkins, RTE news presenter Anne Doyle, Bairbre Power of the Irish Independent and Laura Coates of the Leinster Leader

The Kildare v Down game will be shown on screens through the racecourse and to encourage people to watch the game and enjoy great racing, admission has also been reduced to €10, Under 25s and Seniors will be €5, while all ladies and Under 16s will enjoy free admission to what promises to be an outstanding day.