Plusvital Leopardstown Summer Series Trainers Championship Continued

Plusvital will sponsor the Plusvital Leopardstown Summer Series Training Championship, the racecourse announced on Thursday. The contest will run from Thursday, June 8 to Thursday, Aug. 24. An overall prize of €3,000 will be awarded to the Plusvital Leopardstown Leading trainer during this eight-week span. In addition, the Irish equine science company will provide significant prizes for the winner and placed horses. In addition, three races will be sponsored by Plusvital, and provide trainers and breeders of the first, second and third finishers in those races with Plusvital supplements and...

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Plusvital Extends Sponsorship of Devoy S.

Plusvital will continue to sponsor the Listed Devoy S. at Naas Racecourse in 2022. Now in its third year, the sponsorship will also offer €500 worth of Plusvital breeding products to the winning breeder of the Devoy. Group 1 winner Broome (Ire) (Australia {GB}) won the Devoy in 2021. Ciara Watt, General Manager of Plusvital said, "We are delighted to extend our partnership with Naas Racecourse for a third year through our sponsorship of the feature race the Plusvital Devoy S. on the opening weekend of the Flat season. Breeders...

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Plusvital Leopardstown Trainers Championship Announced

The Plusvital Leopardstown Trainers Championship, which will run from June 3-Aug. 12, was announced by Leopardstown Racecourse on Wednesday. Each trainer will receive points for their wins at the meetings, with the overall winner receiving €3,000 of Plusvital nutritional supplement or genetic testing products on the final day of the series. In 2020, 27 trainers recorded wins at the venue. The company will also sponsor four races during the summer months. Mike Shelly, CEO of Plusvital, said, "We are delighted to partner with Leopardstown Racecourse to support this new initiative...

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Plusvital Supports Naas Flat Season

Irish equine nutrition company Plusvital will support Naas's 2021 flat season, which kicks off on Mar. 28, with sponsorship of the Listed Plusvital Devoy S. Plusvital will also provide equine care packs to all winning grooms of best-turned out awards at Naas throughout the season. There will be 12 flat meetings staged at Naas this season through Oct. 31 with a minimum of 92 races. Ciara Watt, general manager of Plusvital, said, "The team at Plusvital are delighted to develop our partnership with Naas Racecourse for the 2021 Flat season....

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Plusvital Joins Naas Sponsors

Irish equine nutrition company Plusvital has joined Naas Racecourse's portfolio of sponsors and will lend its support to the Plusvital Irish EBF Polonia S. on June 20. Eamonn McEvoy, general manager of Naas Racecourse, said, "We are delighted to have Plusvital on board to sponsor the Irish EBF Polonia S.; we really appreciated them stepping up and supporting us now more than ever. We have also welcomed new sponsors Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital and Compas Stallions who will sponsor the listed races this coming Monday. Existing sponsors Clinton Higgins Chartered...

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New Research Reveals Increase in Inbreeding in T'Bred Population

Inbreeding in the Thoroughbred has increased significantly in the last 45 years according to a research paper published in Scientific Reports, the Racing Post reported on Saturday. Professor Emmeline Hill, a co-author on the report, spearheaded the research conducted by University College Dublin and equine science company Plusvital. The DNA of over 10,000 Thoroughbreds was analyzed, with the result a marked increase of inbreeding within the population, as favourable racing traits were selected, as well as more popular sire lines. Ninety-seven percent of the horses in the study traced to...

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Genetics and Breeding: Plusvital's Emmeline Hill on the TDN Podcast

Can the mapping of the horse genome help you to make better breeding decisions? Emmeline Hill is Associate Professor of Equine Science at University College Dublin and, along with trainer Jim Bolger, was the co-founder of Equinome Ltd. She is now Chief Science Officer for the equine science company Plusvital Ltd, a world leader in the development and provision of genetic tests for the international Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding industries. All of which means she's brought science into the equation. Will your horse be a sprinter, a miler or...

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