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Tatts Ireland confirms sales race for 2010

TATTERSALLS IRELAND has reiterated its commitment to staging a sales race by announcing that in 2010 it will hold the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Stakes at Fairyhouse on September 19.

The race, which in previous years has been run in August, will be staged on the day before the company's September Yearling Sale.

Race conditions will also change. The contest will become an auction race for the first time, with weight being determined by sale price, while the distance is to increase from 6f to 7f. The entry costs have been reduced to €1,000, although prize-money has been guaranteed at €150,000.

Tattersalls Ireland managing director George Mernagh said: "The Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Stakes is not only the longest standing race of its kind in Europe but will also be the only one to take place in Ireland in 2010.

"The race has always been a major attraction for buyers at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale and having the race at Fairyhouse on the eve of the sale will provide the perfect curtain raiser. The race has always been extremely popular with owners and trainers and we are confident that the changes we have made will further enhance its appeal."

The race was won last year by the Kevin Prendergast-trained Choose Me, a daughter of Choisir.




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