Horses purchased for €1,000 up to €70,000 are among the 51 entries eligible for the €120,000 Irish EBF Auction Series Race Final at Naas Oct. 15. The Irish EBF is the largest sponsor of races in Ireland.
“It's hard to win 2-year-old races in Ireland but this series is a great initiative,” trainer Noel Meade said. “The races are worth good money and to have the final at the end of it, it really is great. It is nice to be able to say to somebody that we have these races to run in and then the final at the end. The maidens are worth €20,000 and some of them are worth €25,000 and it really is great money without running into the top sires and the very expensive 2-year-olds.”
Also, Cork Racecourse will host the €50,000 Irish EBF Auction Series Nursery H. over six furlongs. The race is one of the Auction Series finals and worth€170,000.
“The Irish EBF Auction Series, now in its ninth year, is a booming success and hitting all the targets it set out to achieve when created by the Irish EBF board and HRI,” Joe Foley, Chairman of the Irish EBF said. “The main purpose of the series was to give valuable race opportunities to horses bought at the middle to lower end of the auction market. Now trainers and owners are sourcing yearlings to target at the series and with a good horse you can win significant prize money, increase their value, sell them on or target one of the two finals available to them. It's a win-win series.”