fourth running of the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM) Irish Stallion Trail
will take place around the country on Friday January 12 and Saturday January 13.
The number of stallion farms set to open their doors to the public has grown to
29, with some of the top stallions in the world on show over the two days.
year, eight of the top ten sires in Europe by winners stood in Ireland, and
visitors will have a chance to see many of these greats up close, as well as
view their leading National Hunt counterparts. This is also an opportunity to
meet a number of racing heroes, including champion racehorse Sea The Stars
(IRE), four-time Ascot Gold Cup hero Yeats (IRE) and top-class Breeders Cup
hero Kalanisi (IRE).
Thoroughbred Marketing CEO, Charles O’Neill, said: “We are delighted that the
number of stallion farms taking part has grown to 29. The ITM Irish Stallion
Trail is a wonderful showcase for Ireland’s top-class stallions as well as a
brilliant way for everyone to learn more about the country’s breeding
a record attendance of almost 3,000 in 2017, it is advisable to register as
soon as possible. The up-dated list of participating stud farms and
registration is available at www.itm.ie/stalliontrail