YEOMANSTOWN Stud will sponsor the Ballyogan Stakes at Naas Racecourse next Wednesday, 22 July. The Group 3 contest has attracted 24 entries that includes three English-trained runners.
The raiding party is headed by the recent Royal Ascot placed Burmese Waltz for Archie Watson along with stable mate Lambeth Walk. David O’Meara is represented by Eternal Blush who is stepping up in class and bidding to make it three wins from three runs for connections.
The Irish runners are headed by the highest rated Millisle who will be aiming to go one better over course and distance for Jessica Harrington after finishing second to the impressive Art Power in the Coolmore Sioux Nation Lacken Stakes a fortnight ago.
Trainer Aidan Fogarty aims his high-class filly Forever In Dreams in the Group 3 feature race. After an impressive performance finishing second at The Curragh last month in the Group 2 Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes he will be hoping to land the €50,000 contest next week.
Speaking on Thursday morning Fogarty said: “We were delighted with her run at the Curragh and she came out of it in good form, the plan is to run in the Group 3 at Naas and then on to Deauville next month for the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest.”
For over 30 years Yeomanstown Stud has developed into a renowned nursery that has consistently produced a host of top class runners that have distinguished themselves the world over. It is the home of one of Europe’s most exciting and successful stallions in Dark Angel, his son Gutaifan, as well as the highly successful Camacho and the dual graded stakes-winning son of Scat Daddy and El Kabeir.
Rolline O’Callaghan of Yeomanstown Stud said: “We’re delighted to continue our association with Naas Racecourse again this year with our sponsorship of the Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes. We’re excited to see such a large entry including overseas raiders.”
Naas will welcome Sean Barrett Bloodstock Insurances Ltd on board as a new sponsor of a Maiden on the card. The race has attracted 41 entries including King Of Stars who has gone close on a few occasions and will be bidding to lose his maiden tag for Joseph O’Brien.
O’Neill & Co Chartered Surveyors & Auctioneers celebrated their 10th anniversary at Naas Racecourse last year. The local firm will return for the third year running to sponsor the The O’Neill & Co Chartered Surveyors & Auctioneers Handicap. There are 24 preliminary entries for the race including recent Naas winner Kosman for the in form Johnny Murtagh yard.
The first race on the card will be sponsored by Foran Equine, The Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Maiden. A 5f race worth €24,000 and for horses bought for 60k or less. Giselles Thunder will be hoping to go one better than his debut and take the prize for trainer Gavin Cromwell.
The first race goes to post at 4.45pm on Wednesday 22 July. View full list of entries here https://bit.ly/2B4KEqF.