Line dancing record at Curragh St Leger weekend

Mike Denver
The Curragh Racecourse and Gain Horse Feeds have put together an exciting programme of events to celebrate the Gain Irish St Leger taking place on Sunday, September 15, including an attempt to create a Line Dancing Record during the Newbridge Grassroots Festival. 

The Curragh Racecourse and Gain Horse Feeds have put together an exciting programme of events to celebrate the Gain Irish St Leger taking place on Sunday, September 15, including an attempt to create a Line Dancing Record during the Newbridge Grassroots Festival. 

As well as a first-rate programme of eight races featuring both the Group 1 Gain Irish St Leger and Group 1 Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes, an exciting variety of entertainment off the track will also include the chance for one stylish lady to win a spectacular VIP trip to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM 2014 in Normandy, next summer.

Alltech® is a global animal health and nutrition company that provides natural, nutritional solutions and is partnering with the event for the first time.

They already have a strong association with Gain.

Alltech technologies are included in all Gain Horse Feeds and both companies collaborate in nutritional research and product development.

Alltech will promote their Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, which was officially launched in September last year.

Racing starts at 1.55pm on Saturday 14 September and features the Group 2 Lanwades Stud Blandford Stakes and The Curragh Amateur Riders’ Derby as well as the very own Newbridge Grassroots Festival Renaissance Stakes at 2.25p.m. Definitely worth a flutter on
that one.

Gain Irish St Leger Weekend will be an important part of the Newbridge Grassroots Festival and the St. Brigid of Kildare “Gathering” Festival, while the weekend will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Racing Academy and Centre for Education (RACE) attracting graduates from their world famous jockey’s course.

In addition to world class racing there will be an exciting country and western theme featuring a live concert by singing sensation Mike Denver after the last race and an attempt to create a Line Dancing record at 5.05pm on Sunday, September 15.

The Curragh will aim to create an Irish Record on the Sunday’s race day for the most people to take part in a line dance, which will take place on the racetrack in front of the grand stand.

All participants must register in advance at www.curragh.ie.

Dancers will be encouraged to embrace the initiative by dressing in country and western style.

And when you register you get free entry into Sunday’s races.

Y’all come on down now.