|Wednesday, July 31, 2013|
|2014 Fixture List Announced (‘Irish Champions Weekend’ created in September)|
- ‘Irish Champions Weekend’ created in September -
- Easter Festival at Fairyhouse reduced to 2 days -
- New conclusion for the Flat ‘summer’ season -
The 2014 Fixture List has been released today by Horse Racing Ireland.
The total number of fixtures is retained at 349, the same figure as in 2012 and 2013.
The key points in relation to the 2014 Fixture List are as follows:
Commenting on the key development within the 2014 Fixture List, Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive of HRI, said:
“I am pleased that HRI has been able to create the inaugural Irish Champions Weekend in September 2014, taking place at Leopardstown on Saturday 13th September followed by The Curragh on Sunday 14th September. It is planned that Irish Champions Weekend will host at least ten Group races, including up to five Group 1 contests, along with several valuable Premier Handicaps. These two meetings will be promoted and marketed jointly, with the ambition of attracting a major international audience to Ireland.
Irish Champions Weekend also opens up the opportunity for a new, exciting Tri-Nation series of Autumn Championships linking the top three racing nations of Europe, starting with Ireland’s weekend, followed by the Arc weekend in France and culminating with the British Champions Weekend of racing in October.”
For further information contact:
Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive Ph: 045 455641
Link to 2014 Fixture List:http://www.goracing.ie/pics/2013/2014FixturesListA4.pdf
The dates of the major racing Festivals for 2014 will be:
|For additional information, please visit hripressoffice.ie/press-releases/2014-fixture-list-announced/|