The Curragh Racecourse will have free admission for families attending the Curragh Moyglare Stud races on Sunday, September 1 next.
Eva Maria Bucher-Haefner of Moyglare Stud is sponsoring the free event as Moyglare Stud is supporting seven races with each race named after a famous Moyglare horse.
Paul Hensey, Curragh racecourse General Manager, said “We are very grateful for the very generous support of the Haefner family and hope that the combination of world class racing and an exciting line up of entertainment for all the family to enjoy will ensure we build on the great success of Moyglare Stud Stakes day last year.”
The highlight of the day he says will be the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes for two year old fillies, which is now celebrating its 41st 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 Arctique Royale in 1980, Sayyedati in 1993, Tarascon in 1997 and Maybe in 2011, while Sky Lantern won the race last year and subsequently claimed victory in the both the English 1000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot this year
There will be an exciting family day theme with a variety of free entertainment for children including:stilt walkers, fire eaters, special guests Mickey and Minnie Mouse as well as face painting, bouncy castls and slides.
Children will also have the chance to ride the horse racing simulator and for children to meet some of the world’s most famous jockeys in the Giddy Up Club