- 13:50The Owenstown Stud Stakes of €37,500 (Listed Race)
- 14:20The Heritage Hotel Handicap of €9,000
- 14:50The Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes (Median Auction Race) of €320,000
- 15:20The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Stanerra Stakes of €65,000 (Group 3)
- 15:55The Silver Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes (Median Auction Race) of €80,000
- 16:30The Weatherbys GSB Premier Handicap of €40,000
- 17:30The Naas Racecourse Handicap of €15,500
The Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes and Lockdown Hero Competition
Sunday 23rd August
NOMINATE YOUR LOCKDOWN HERO BELOW.
THE RICHEST RACE EVER RAN AT NAAS and now the RICHEST 2 YEAR OLD RACE TO BE RUN IN IRELAND THIS YEAR. We are delighted to host the inaugural Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes. The exciting two-year-old median sires race will take place here at Naas Racecourse on Sunday, August 23rd. Initially, the prize value of the race was €200,000 but as of Friday 10th July it was announced that the race value will be increased to €320,000 with thanks to the sponsors, the Irish EBF & Ballyhane Stud. The race will be run over a distance of 6f. It will be open to two-year-olds by a sire whose median price is not more than €75,000, with allowances for sires whose median price is €50,000 or €25,000 or less.
The race attracted a record high entry of 563 horses from Ireland, Britain and one from America. After the first forfeit stage, 446 entries remain in the race and after the second forfeit stage (July 15th) 291 entries remain including 175 Irish horses, 115 UK horses and 1 French horse. All 20 runners in the race will receive prize money.
The winning Breeder of the race will receive a FREE nomination to a Ballyhane Stallion in 2021. If the winning horse is by a Ballyhane sire, the winning Breeder will receive a €50,000 bonus from Ballyhane Stud.
Due to the unprecedented level of initial entries, a consolation race with a value of €80,000 will also now be run at Naas on the same card. The Silver Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes (Median Auction Race) will be automatically open to all those horses still entered which receive a ballot number in the Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes. A 48-hour declaration will apply and once again, overseas-trained runners will be permitted to participate. Prize money will be paid down to 10th place.
VIEW ENTRIES FOR THE IRISH EBF BALLYHANE STAKES here.
VIEW BALLYHANE NEWSLETTER here.
2020 FIXTURE DATES AT NAAS RACECOURSE
Owners & Trainers Guide
Over recent years Naas has consistently focused on how it can best serve the racing industry. Significant capital investment on the track & the facilities generally has meant that we can now offer international standard service to all race goers but especially Owners & Trainers. Naas is known as the Nursery of Champions and holds several very important meetings which are strategically placed to serve as prep opportunities for key festival meeting. We would be delighted to extend every courtesy to you if you would like to consider running a horse at Naas.
The first race will start at approx 12:30 pm.Learn More