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Story Image The Budweiser Irish Derby run at The Curragh Racecourse in July which will host the Ryder Cup Race Day during Ryder Cup week.

Ryder Cup Race Day Raises the Stakes

The richest day in the history of Irish horse racing, the Ryder Cup Race Day promises to be one of the sporting and social highlights of the year.

27 July 2006

Taking place as part of the official Ryder Cup events programme, the Ryder Cup Race Day at the Curragh racecourse on September 19th will feature the inaugural running of the Shelbourne Hotel Goffs Million -- where some of the best bred two year olds in training will compete over seven furlongs for a staggering first prize of 1,000,000 Euro. A further 500,000 Euro is available for the winner of the Fillies Five Hundred, the main supporting race on the card. The richest day in the history of Irish horse racing, the Ryder Cup Race Day promises to be one of the sporting and social highlights of the year.

As the world's greatest golfers swing into action on day one of practice at The K Club, just fifteen minutes away their wives and girlfriends will be at the Curragh to experience the excitement and glamour of Irish racing. Their presence will undoubtedly heighten the style stakes on the day -- and they may even decide to enter the biggest fashion prize ever offered at race meeting in Ireland. Ladies will have the chance to dress to impress and add glamour and pizzazz to the day with a spectacular prize to be won in the Brown Thomas "Fashions on the Turf" Ladies Day where the winner of the Best Dressed Lady competition will receive a prize to the value of 20,000 Euro.

The Shelbourne Hotel Goffs Million is confined to horses purchased at the Goffs Million yearling sale last September. Those wishing to share in the 2007 Million dream will have the opportunity to acquire a top class yearling at the Goffs Million Sale, which takes place from September 26-28, just two days after The Ryder Cup reaches its climax at The K Club. Goffs Bloodstock Sales have raised the bar once again by offering two races for graduates of this year's sale -- one for colts and one for fillies -- each worth an incredible 1,000,000 Euro to the winner.

Unique Ryder Cup Race Day ticket:

As part of the association with The 2006 Ryder Cup, Goffs and The Curragh are delighted to offer a very special and unique ticket which gives you the opportunity to see the world's top golfers during the first practice day and enjoy a spectacular race day at the Curragh. The ticket includes car parking at the Curragh, where a shuttle bus will transport you to and from The K Club, together with admission to Tuesday's Ryder Cup Practice Day at The K Club, followed by an afternoon of first class racing at the Curragh Racecourse. Cost per ticket is 50 Euro.

The Million Pavilion will be perfect for those who plan to make the day extra special -- with day long access to a luxurious marquee, these VIP tickets will include a champagne reception, a seated lunch, VIP parking and the very best people watching! Available to just 350 guests, table of 10 will cost 3,000 Euro.

For further information, call +353 45 441205, fax +353 45 441442 or email info@curragh.ie.

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