Free admission on Moyglare Stud Day at the Curragh

The Moyglare Stud Stakes will take place at The Curragh on Sunday, 9th September 2012 and promises a day of premier racing, with spectacular style, thrilling entertainment and pageantry and a family friendly atmosphere sure to whet the appetite of seasoned race goers and newcomers alike.

The Moyglare Stud Stakes will take place at The Curragh on Sunday, 9th September 2012 and promises a day of premier racing, with spectacular style, thrilling entertainment and pageantry and a family friendly atmosphere sure to whet the appetite of seasoned race goers and newcomers alike.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Moyglare Stud, founder Walter Haefner’s daughter, Eva-Maria Bucher Haefner, is offering race goers free admission on the day in celebration of this momentous occasion.

The prestigious Moyglare Stud is also sponsoring all of the races throughout the eight race card day; with each race named after a famous Moyglare horse. The highlight of the day will undoubtedly be the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes for two year old Fillies, which is now celebrating its 40th year and still carries one of the longest running race sponsorships in the world. Since the inaugural winner in 1973, Milly Whiteway, other celebrated Moyglare Stud Stakes champions include the great and good of the racing world, namely Arctique Royale in 1980, Sayyedati in 1993, Tarascon in 1997 and Maybe in 2011.

To add to the atmosphere, every race on the day will be a MOYGLARE 50 race, with each winning breeder receiving a €1,000 cheque from Moyglare Stud in recognition and acknowledgement of their success and the challenges that they face. The MOYGLARE 50 series of flat races for fillies and mares was introduced by Eva-Maria Bucher Haefner in honour of her late father, Walter Haefner, and is a celebration of his love of breeding horses in Ireland.

While the thoroughbreds battle it out on the racecourse, the ladies will raise the style stakes when the Newbridge Silverware Style Icon competition gets underway. Moyglare Stud is also offering an incredible prize to the winner of the “Style Icon” Competition on the day. The winner is invited to bring a guest to the unique White Turf Horse Races set against the breathtakingly beautiful and unspoiled scenery of St Moritz in February. There they will enjoy luxury 5 star accommodation for one night at the landmark Badrutts Palace Hotel, one of the leading hotels of the world. The prize also includes flights, private transfers, one additional night’s accommodation in a top hotel in Zurich and free entry to the Spa Club and the exclusive Kings Club - the most famous nightclub in St Moritz!