Irish EBF Ballyogan Stakes gets further boost to prize fund

Naas Racecourse can today confirm the Group 3 Tally-Ho Stud Irish EBF Ballyogan Stakes will carry a €100,000 prize when the race takes place on 27th August.

This year’s renewal of the six-furlong fillies contest, which is open to all fillies three years old and upwards, will see the race double in prize money since the 2020 running which was won by the Group 1 winning Millisle.

Millisle’s victory was the first year the historic race was run at Naas due to the Covid-19 pandemic and it returned last year when Tally-Ho Stud took over the sponsorship partnership with the Irish EBF.

The end of month highlight at Naas receives a €20,000 injection in prize-money from last year when Perfect News obliged for Newmarket-based William Haggas.

Entries for the Group 3 Tally-Ho Stud Irish EBF Ballyogan Stakes will close on Wednesday, 2nd August and has enjoyed a real spread of winning connections with 15 winning trainers across the last 15 years. Four of the winners in that period were British-trained there is likely to be a strong overseas interest again when entries close next week.

The winner of this year’s Tally-Ho Stud Irish EBF Ballyogan Stakes will receive the added bonus of a free entry into the Group 1 Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh on Irish Champions Festival.

Henry O’Callaghan of Tally-Ho Stud commented: "The team at Tally-Ho Stud are delighted to continue our sponsorship at Naas Racecourse again this year. There have been some nice winners of this race over the last few years and we hope that the increase in prize money will act as a platform for further success."

Nessa Joyce of the Irish EBF said: "The prizemoney increase given to the €100,000 Group 3 Tally Ho Stud Irish EBF Ballyogan Stakes is massively significant and well done to Tally Ho Stud, Naas Racecourse and Horse Racing Ireland on making it happen. The main purpose of the Irish European Breeders' Fund is to enhance Irish prizemoney, this collaboration is a wonderful example of how this can be achieved to even greater heights when everyone comes together. With so many reasons to target the race, it certainly will be a something to look forward to on August 27th."

Eamonn McEvoy, Manager of Naas Racecourse, added: "We are delighted to announce the significant boost in prizemoney for The Tally Ho Stud Irish EBF Ballyogan Stakes, we are committed to improving the standard of racing at Naas Racecourse any chance we get under both Flat and National Hunt codes. The support Tally Ho Stud and the O’Callaghan family have given Naas is hugely appreciated and along with the Irish EBF we are offering a very attractive target for top sprinting fillies and mares on their way to the Flying Five."

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