SEVEN SPONSORED RACES AND AINTREE GRAND NATIONAL WINNER TIGER ROLL PARADING AT KILBEGGAN RACES NEXT FRIDAY
The May race meeting at Kilbeggan next Friday starting at 5.35pm has a tradition of providing great racing and large crowds in a warm relaxed summer evening atmosphere, where everyone seems to be your friend. With prize money of €94,000 over seven sponsored races and two racing heroes in Tiger Roll, Aintree Grand National winner and General Principle Irish Grand National winner parading during the meeting, there is reason to believe that this could be one of the best meetings at Kilbeggan in modern times. Paddy Dunican, Managing Director said “We are delighted that Midland Veterinary (Tullamore) Ltd. in association with the Irish Farmers Journal are coming on board as our new main sponsor of this Race Meeting on Friday 11th May. This race meeting has the potential to be one our biggest events of the year. Our Summer Friday Evening meetings provide excitement, colour, and thrilling horse racing in a brilliant atmosphere. We are looking forward to welcoming many customers of the Midland Veterinary (Tullamore) Ltd. and the Irish Farmers Journal to Kilbeggan for the first time. In addition Michael O’Leary of Gigginstown will have Tiger Roll winner of the Aintree Grand National and General Principle winner of the Irish Grand National, two of the greatest national hunt races in the world, parading at this meeting”
SEVEN SPONSORED RACES
The two featured races are the Belvedere House, Gardens, and Park Handicap Hurdle of €20,000 sponsored by Westmeath County Council and the Irish Stallion Farm’s EBF Handicap Hurdle of €15,000 sponsored by the Irish EBF. The Irish Farmer’s Journal is sponsoring a maiden hurdle of €11,500. Ollie Ryan of Midland Veterinary (Tullamore) Ltd. said “we are thrilled to be sponsoring four races at Kilbeggan. This is Midland Veterinary (Tullamore) Ltd first time to sponsor horse racing and it gives us a great venue to promote our business and welcome our customers to a great social event at Kilbeggan Racecourse”. Midland Veterinary is a company at the forefront of innovation in the supply of agricultural products and services to the farming and rural communities. The company was acquired in 1999 by Ollie Ryan and Matt Corcoran now they have a staff of 14 between the 3 stores. They have been running for almost 20 years now, expanding year on year in order to offer customers a wider range of products to suit the farming needs. They both look forward to seeing all their valued customers on the evening and hope they have a lucky flutter!
TIGER ROLL AND GENERAL PRINCIPLE ON PARADE
Tiger Roll has won almost €1 million in prize money For Michael O’Leary’s, Gigginstown House stable including his three remarkable win at Cheltenham. He won the Triumph Hurdle for 4 y/o olds in 2014; the National Hunt Chase in 2017; and the Cross Country race in 2018. What mightn’t be known is that he won a novice chase at Michael O’Leary’s local course in Kilbeggan on 20th June 2016 when ridden by Jack Kennedy. In this year’s Aintree Grand National O’Leary’s remarkable well backed horse Tiger Roll 10/1 delivered a win for the punters when narrowly holding off the Willie Mullins trained Pleasant Company and stayed on to get to the line by the narrowest margin. The hero of the hour was Davy Russell who has been the outstanding jockey in Britain and Ireland this year, after some brilliant rides at Cheltenham and now Aintree. General Principle is less known but he has won