Birdcathcer Naas


  • 13:15The Tifrums Irish EBF (C & G) Maiden
  • 13:45The Irish EBF Fillies Maiden
  • 14:20The Tally - Ho Stud EBF Birdcatcher Premier Nursery Handicap
  • 14:55The Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Race Final
  • 15:30The Naas Racecourse Business Club Irish EBF Garnet Stakes
  • 16:00The Padraig Fitzgerald Memorial Apprentice Handicap
  • 16:35The Inns of Court Handicap
  • 17:10The Irish Stallion Farm EBF Bluebell Stakes
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Tally – Ho Stud EBF Birdcatcher Day

Sunday 20th October

Traditionally known as the Birdcatcher Raceday at Naas Racecourse and this year we are delighted to announce that the Tally – Ho Stud will be sponsoring the EBF Birdcatcher Premier Nursery Handicap and a supporting race, The Inns of Court Handicap. The Birdcatcher race is renowned as Ireland’s most prestigious nursery races and with a value of €50,000 it is also the richest two-year-old handicap of the season.

Tally – Ho Stud is recognised as one of Irelands leading Studs and leading consignors of thoroughbreds in both Ireland and the UK. Kodiac, Irelands leading sire in 2019, is one of six stallions standing at the Stud. Inns of Court will be a welcomed edition to the string in 2020. The stallion will be a hugely exciting prospect for breeders, offering the opportunity to breed to a world class son of Invincible Spirit. 

The day itself is a hugely competitive day of racing with the €120,000 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Finale, EBF Bluebell Stakes (listed race) & the Naas Racecourse Business Club EBF Garnet Stakes (listed race) taking place on the day

A record of 77 two-year-olds are entered for the fifth running of the Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Series Finale. The series is designed to create wide-scale opportunities for horses purchased as a yearling or a 2yo at public auction for €72,000 or less, with allowances for fillies and horses purchased at a lower auction price. Last year’s winner Cedars Of Lebanon was bought for €11,000 from the Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale and won an impressive €87,625 throughout the series. To find out more information about the final click here.

Gates open –  11.45| First race – 13.15pm | Last race – 17.10pm

  • Adult Admission to the Races (includes €5 dicount voucher for our next race meeting)€15
  • OAP (includes free tea/ coffee voucher)€9
  • Students U25 & Children U18Free