29 Stud Farms Now Confirmed For 2018 ITM Irish Stallion Trail

Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Australia ITM Stallion Trail

Dual Derby winner Australia poses for visitors at Coolmore Stud - Photo Amy Lynam

The 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.


Last 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).


Irish 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 industry.”


Following 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

The 2016 ITM Irish Stallion Trail was a fantastic weekend building on the huge success of 2015. 

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