The EBF Maiden S. at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday will be part of Horse Racing Ireland's IRE Incentive scheme, meaning a €10,000 Irish sales voucher will be up for grabs for connections of an Irish-bred winner. The vouchers, of which €440,000 worth have been paid out since the scheme launched in March, are redeemable for Irish-bred yearlings at Irish public auction sales.
“Great Britain is by some distance the biggest export market for Irish Thoroughbreds and it is important to expand the IRE Incentive there,” said Charles O'Neill, chief executive of Irish Thoroughbred Marketing. “There will be more IRE Incentive races run in Britain ahead of the Irish yearling sales. This Saturday's race at the prestigious Qatar Goodwood Festival is the perfect way to kick things off.”