Top studs open doors for ITM Irish Stallion Trail

23 January 2020


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Large crowds attended the Irish National Stud to view new stallion Phoenix Of Spain (IRE)

Thoroughbred breeders, racing professionals, and racing fans turned out in record numbers for the ITM Irish Stallion Trail 2020, which took place on Friday January 10 and Saturday January 11, 2020. 30 of Ireland’s leading farms opened their doors for the Trail to provide a showcase for the Irish thoroughbred breeding industry.  This was the sixth edition of the ITM Irish Stallion Trail and farms reported it to be the most successful yet, with a notable rise in attendance and extensive media coverage demonstrating the huge importance of horse racing and breeding in Ireland.

Public appetite for the Trail only seems to be increasing and there were over 2,800 registrations recorded via the ITM website for the various farms, which cover the length of Ireland, from County Cork to County Down.

Alex Cairns, Marketing Executive at ITM, said: “The ITM Irish Stallion Trail has become an annual highlight for both breeders and racing fans. The 30 farms involved put in a huge amount of work to promote the event and showcase the world-leading Irish stallion roster. At the same time, the Trail serves to offer racing fans behind the scenes access and provide significant public outreach for the racing industry in general. ITM would like to thank all breeders, racing professionals, media, and fans who joined the ITM Irish Stallion Trail in 2020. We also owe a huge debt of gratitude to the farms that so generously opened their doors and wish them every success for the 2020 covering season.”

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