Record entries for new Naas race

An Irish record of 563 entries have been made for the inaugural renewal of the Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes at Naas in August, prompting Horse Racing Ireland to consider increasing prize money and staging a consolation race.

The new juvenile contest, aimed at the progeny of sires with a median of no more than 75,000 euros at last year’s yearling sales, is scheduled for August 3, being run over six furlongs with a prize fund of 200,000 euros.

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