September 28, 2023
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Kilkenny’s Thyestes Day to host race in new competition for female jockeys

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) have launched an innovative new series of races for female jockeys and Kilkenny’s biggest race day will be part of it.

Connolly’s Red Mills is to sponsor a race in the Ladies National Hunt Series on Thyestes Day at Gowran Park later this month.

The €20,000 Irish EBF Ladies Auction Maiden Hurdle at Gowran Park will be the second race in the seven-race series and will be a curtain raiser to the biggest race on Kilkenny’s calendar, the Goffs Thyestes Chase on Thursday January 23.

The seven races, five over hurdles and two over fences, are open to amateurs and professionals and points will be allocated to each rider based on their placings in the races. Double points will be allocated to those riders with less than 10 career wins.

Connolly’s Red Mills will supply the overall winner of The Ladies National Hunt Series with a €1000 spending spree in and their country living superstore in Cillín Hill in Kilkenny.

The remaining races in the series will take place at Thurles, February 20; Fairyhouse, April 11; Punchestown, June 7;  Navan, September 19; and Fairyhouse, November 9.

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