Dates set for return of Irish EBF Barrier Trials
26 May 2021
Thoroughbred Marketing has announced that Irish EBF Barrier Trials will return
for three dates later this summer at Dundalk Stadium.
are scheduled to take place on Monday June 28, Wednesday August 18 and Monday
September 13. They will again be restricted to unraced two-year-olds and three-year-old
thoroughbreds and will be held over five furlongs, six furlongs and seven furlongs.
entering must be named, returned in training and hold a stalls certificate. All
Covid-19 protocols will be observed as per regular race days at the time. Connections
will be asked to declare for both Monday dates on the preceding Thursday to
allow more time for crosschecking vaccinations and stalls certificates.
Greene of Irish Thoroughbred Marketing said, “ITM has run these barrier trials
with the cooperation of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board since 2018. The
trials are being run primarily to meet significant demand, both locally and
abroad, for quality unraced horses.
two dates staged at Dundalk in July and September attracted 143 entries from 40
different stables. Some 25 individual winners have emerged from those
occasions, most notably Group 1 National Stakes winner Thunder Moon, dual Group
3 scorer A Case Of You and Cathkin Peak, a Listed winner in California.
winners from previous dates have surfaced, including in Britain and Hong Kong,
and connections from as far afield as Australia have bought into unraced graduates
that have performed well in the trials.”
IRIS will be on hand to record the trials and videos of each heat will be
uploaded to YouTube and social media channels immediately afterwards. The
possibility of airing them live through YouTube or another channel is also
summer’s dates will be advertised on the HRI RAS entries webpage two weeks in
advance with entries opening shortly afterwards.
inquiries can be addressed to [email protected] or to Jeremy Greene of ITM at 087