The Irish EBF and the Irish National Stud will be joint sponsors of four 2-year-old fillies' maidens this summer, the stud announced on Tuesday. The INS Stallion's Summer Series will give the winning breeder a free nomination for the 2021 season to the stallion named in each race in addition to the prizemoney allocation. The June 20 'Free Eagle' Irish EBF Fillies' Maiden will be held at Naas, followed by the 'Phoenix of Spain' Irish EBF Fillies' Maiden at The Curragh on June 26, the July 3 'National Defense' Irish EBF Fillies' Maiden at Navan and finally Leopardstown's July 23 'Decorated Knight' Irish EBF Fillies' Maiden.
“The INS are delighted to partner with the Irish EBF to create a summer series of 2-year-old fillies' maidens which will benefit a wide cross section of the industry.”
Added Irish EBF Chairman John O'Connor, “The Irish EBF board would like to thank the Irish National Stud for co-sponsoring with us at this crucial time. We are delighted to see stallion farms increasing their sponsorship to help the bloodstock industry at this difficult time and we would encourage other stallion farms and commercial sponsors to follow suit.”