Ballylinch Stud Classic Trials Day
Ballylinch Stud Classic Trials Day is packed full of action where future Group and Classic contenders can be seen. It marked the opening Flat fixture of the season at Leopardstown.
The Ballylinch Stud Priory Belle 1,000 Guineas Trial has become synonymous with Classic glory, recent Guineas heroines such as Virginia Waters, Homecoming Queen and Jet Setting have all won this early season trial.
The Ballylinch Stud 2,000 Guineas Trial was dropped back a furlong to 7 furlongs in 2018. History has proven that this race consistently produces top class horses, including Bach, Refuse to Bend and Famous Name all featuring on its Graded winning roll call.
The P.W. McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes race is a trial race for various European classics. Recent winners such as the Dermot Weld-trained Harzand won the Epsom Derby in 2016, while Rekindling, trained by Joseph O’Brien achieved global glory by winning the richest Handicap in the world, the Emirates Melbourne Cup.
Gates Open: 12 PM
First Race: 2pm
| 14:00||The Flat Is Back At Leopardstown Fillies Maiden of €13,000|
|14:35||The Group 3 Ballylinch Stud 'Red Rocks' 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes of €55,00|
|15:10||The Ballylinch Stud 'Priory Belle' 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes of €55,000|
|15:45||The P.W. McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes of €50,000|
|16:20||The Porsche Centre Dublin in support of Breast Cancer Ireland Handicap of €15,50|
|16:55||The Breast Cancer Ireland Handicap of €12,000|
|17:30||The Sunday 7th May Leopardstown Family Day Handicap of €10,500|
To mark the beginning of the Flat season at Leopardstown, we are offering a select number of racing fans the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes on a race day. Take a track walk, visit the weigh room and see what goes on before gates open!
Join us at the Parade Ring during racing where MC Kevin O'Ryan will be speaking to trainers, jockeys, syndicate managers and Ballylinch Stud about what it takes to be a leader in Flat racing, recent success, horses to look out for and their hopes for the upcoming season.