And they’re off…….to the 2012 Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show

Irish Racing’s biggest names ‘weigh in’ for this year’s Racehorse to Riding Horse Class at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show on Saturday, 18th August.  Sponsored by Irish Thoroughbred Marketing it promises to be spectacular event

And they’re off…….to the 2012 Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show

Irish Racing’s biggest names ‘weigh in’ for this year’s Racehorse to Riding Horse Class at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show on Saturday, 18th
August. Sponsored by Irish Thoroughbred Marketing it promises to be spectacular event.

18 horses will be under the judges’ orders for the popular class which has attracted some of racing’s greatest names this year. Taking the lead is dual Queen Mother Champion Chase winner, Moscow Flyer, closely followed by chasing hero Beef or Salmon. Cheltenham Gold Cup and King George IV Chase winner, Kicking King will be hot on their heels. Champion Chaser Newmill will not be far off the pack and Mossbank will be aiming to make his mark. Mansony will make another bid for the winners’ enclosure under the expert guidance of his trainer and rider, Arthur Moore. Aintree Grand National winners, Numbersixvalverde and Silver Birch have met before at Beechers Brook but this time the battle is in RDS Ring 1.

Hurdlers are well represented with Hardy Eustace, Harchibald, Dom Fontenail and Accordian Etoile set to go head to head. The group winning sprinter, Snaefell, is a worthy representative of the world of flat racing and Sabadilla will demonstrate he can turn his hoof to anything, having had a successful career both on the level and over fences.

Firecatcher, Beau de Turgeon, Horseface Jack and Marche Militaire are proven winners in the Show Ring, each having won an Open Racehorse to Riding Horse class to secure an invitational place at this year’s Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show.

The aim of the Racehorse to Riding Horse class is to identify racehorses that make useful and suitable riding horses. The class was introduced to showcase how ex-racehorses can adapt to another discipline, once they hang up their racing plates. The class also give spectators and fans an opportunity to see their racing heroes once again.

This year’s Racehorse to Riding Horse class is set to be a racing extravaganza not to be missed. Who will start favourite?

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Issued by: Fiona Sheridan
Equestrian Manager, RDS
email: fiona@rds.ie