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Tally-Ho Stud to Sponsor the Birdcatcher at Naas Racecourse

Naas Racecourse today announced Tally - Ho Stud as the new sponsor of the ‘The Tally - Ho Stud EBF Birdcatcher Premier Nursery Handicap’.

The Birdcatcher Race at Naas has become one of the end of season highlights in the Irish racing calendar and the historic race will take place on Sunday 20th October. The 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 a family business based in Co. Westmeath. Tally Ho 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. Kodiac’s illustrious progeny includes Fairyland and Hello Youmzain.

Cotai Glory, Galileo Gold, Kessar, Mehmas and Vadamos are also resident stallions at the Stud and 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 Birdcatcher race has been targeted and won by some of Irelands leading trainers in recent years including Ger Lyons, Willie McCreery, Jim Bolger and Aidan O’Brien.  

Eamonn Mc Evoy, General Manager of Naas Racecourse commented “I am truly delighted to have the Tally Ho team on board with us at Naas Racecourse. Tally Ho Stud is a fantastic place to visit and meet with them as they show you their strong roster of stallions headed by Kodiac who has just become an incredible sire. I hope that this is the start of a long involvement between Naas Racecourse and Tally Ho Stud.”

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 EBF Garnet Stakes (listed race) taking place on the day. Tally – Ho Stud will also sponsor The Inns of Court Handicap on the day. 

For further information contact Jackie Donohoe, Sales & Marketing Manager at Naas Racecourse, [email protected] or call 045-897391.