- 12:35Naas Business Club Members Maiden Hurdle (DIV I)
- 01:05Naas Business Club Members Maiden Hurdle (DIV II
- 01:40BBA Ireland Limited Opera Hat Mares Steeplechase (Listed)
- 02:15Naas Handicap Steeplechase (0-130)
- 02:50Naas Rated Novice Hurdle
- 03:25Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-109)
- 04:00Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Novice Hurdle
- 04:35Tipper Road (Pro/Am) Flat Race
BBA Ireland Opera Hat Mares Chase Day
Saturday 13th February
View the racecard HERE.
Not only will Racing TV cover all eight races, but ITV Racing will also cover four of our races. Tune into ITV4 from 1.30pm and enjoy the racing action!
We have an exciting card in store at Naas where the feature race is the BBA Ireland Opera Hat Mares Chase. Some of the best national hunt horses are in action on the day and in the last two years we saw several horses run such as Aramax, City Island and Band Of Outlaws before they became winners on the big stage at Cheltenham.
BBA Ireland – We are delighted to welcome back BBA Ireland again this year as our feature sponsor of the Listed BBA Ireland Opera Hat Mares Chase. BBA Ireland has been in the bloodstock business since the 1950s and although much more focused on the flat, they are great supporters of Naas and they are especially connected to Opera Hat who won here at Naas on 9 occasions as she was bought by BBA Ireland founder and legendary bloodstock agent Tom Cooper to race in his wife Valerie’s colours.
The agency has a long association with selecting top-class performers for its clients and amazingly, is responsible for the selection of not one but two of the top ten rated two-year-olds of 2020 in Cadillac and Lucky Vega for their clients Jessica Harrington’s Alpha Racing and for Mr Zhang Yuesheng. On top of that, the year’s top-rated 2yo St. Mark’s Basilica was bred from the mare Cabaret, sourced by them for Australian client Bob Scarborough. BBA is also heavily involved in transport, insurance and all ends of the bloodstock business.
View our Q&A with BBA Ireland Bloodstock Agents Michael Donohoe and Richard Fitzsimons HERE.
Connolly’s Red Mills – We are delighted to host one of the Connolly’s Red Mills Auction Series races co-sponsored by Irish EBF. Connolly’s Red Mills is based in County Kilkenny in South-East Ireland, Connolly’s RED MILLS has been the home of the Connolly family business since 1908. RED MILLS is quite literally the feed of champions and is trusted by leading racehorse owners and trainers worldwide.
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