2018 GAIN Railway Stakes Launch
GAIN Equine Nutrition is delighted to extend their support of the Curragh Racecourse by continuing to sponsor the GAIN Railway Stakes for 2018. The Group 2 contest for two year olds takes place on Saturday 30th June, as one of the feature races on Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day.
Philip Gilligan, acting Irish Country Manager, GAIN Equine Nutrition commented:
“We have a long standing relationship with the Curragh Racecourse and we are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the prestigious Group 2 GAIN Railway Stakes. We believe that this partnership reinforces our commitment to both the racing and bloodstock industries, while supporting our customers and the industry at large. We wish all connections the very best of luck on the day”.
First run in 1851, the race has consistently been one of the top races of the season for some of Europe’s best juveniles and has been won in recent times by subsequent Group 1 winners including Mastercraftsman, Sudirman, George Washington, Holy Roman Emperor and Rock of Gibraltar. The Gordon Elliott trained Beckford landed the race in 2017 under Declan McDonogh.
Currently forty eight entries feature in the race following the recent first forfeit, including five UK based trainers. County Meath based trainer Ger Lyons and, 2016 winner of the Railway Stakes with Medicine Jack, is responsible for three entries.
Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager of the Curragh Racecourse commented:
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with GAIN and appreciate the significant contribution that they have made to enhance one of our most historic and prestigious races. As a race which celebrates 167 years in 2018 featuring many great winners, the Railway Stakes plays an important role in our heritage story to link the past with the exciting future which the redevelopment project brings to the Curragh”.