The €200,000 Irish EBF Ballyhane S., run at Naas on Aug. 2, has 278 juveniles entered after the latest forfeit stage, Naas Racecourse announced on Friday. Restricted to juveniles that are EBF eligible and whose sire established a median price of not more than €75,000 at the 2020 yearling sales, the race's winning breeder will receive a free nomination to one of the Ballyhane sires courtesy of Ballyhane Stud. In addition, if the winner is by a Ballyhane Stud stallion, there is a €50,000 bonus on top of the €200,000 purse. The next forfeit stage is on June 23.
Trainer Ger Lyons has several juveniles still entered in the Ballyhane S., including two by Ballyhane resident Elzaam (Aus).
“The Irish EBF are brilliant as the primary sponsor of Irish racing,” said Lyons. “Everyone in Irish racing should be very thankful to them for that.
“I will always want to have entries in a race like the Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes with such a substantial pot. I'm only too happy to back it because it is beneficial to our owners in the long term.”
To view the full entries for the Irish EBF Ballyhane S., please click here.