Thursday, April 25, 2019

MULTIPLE Group 1 and Classic race winner ENABLE is one of 52 entries for the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes following the first entry stage which closed yesterday. The Group 1 contest takes place on day 2 of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival at the Curragh on Friday 28 June.

Frankie Dettori on the way to winning the 2017 Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Enable
Photo: ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

In addition to the John Gosden trained equine superstar, the race over 10 furlongs has attracted an impressive number of entries with 23 of them trained in Britain including  Group 1 race winners  Sea of Class, Wild Illusion and Laurens.

Irish trained contenders feature Group 1 race winners Iridessa and Magical, while Magic Wand, Tarnawa and Who’s Steph are other notable entries from the home trained team.

The race will enjoy record prize money this year having been increased from 250,000 euro to 300,000 euro and is one of a variety of races taking place at the Curragh this season which will boost major increases in total prize money to coincide with the completion of the spectacular new facilities.

Evan Arkwright, Racing Manager, The Curragh Racecourse, commented

“The entries for the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes are very positive and attracting Enable has huge significance as we develop the quality and international competition for our race programme”.

The Parade Ring at the newly refurbished Curragh Racecourse

The redevelopment of the Curragh is a very exciting chapter in the long and illustrious history of the racecourse and will be fully completed when the first race day of their 2019 racing season takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 6 May.  The spectacular redevelopment ensures that one of the world’s most iconic racecourses now offers magnificent facilities on a par with the best anywhere in the world.  The official opening of the new Curragh will take place during the Curragh Spring Racing Festival from 24 to 26 May.

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