Friarstown Stud have announced that they will sponsor the Minstrel Stakes. The Group 3 contest, which is named to honour the legendary racehorse The Minstrel, will take place at the Curragh on Sunday 19th July.
First run in 1988, the race has consistently attracted a high class field of entries. The seven furlong contest has been won in past by Darwin, Trade Fair, Twilight Agenda and Go and Go, while the Sabina Harty trained Ansgar landed the race last year.
Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager of the Curragh Racecourse, commented:
“We are delighted to continue our close association with Khalid Rahim and his team at Friarstown Stud and his support will ensure the race continues to be one of the highlights of Darley Irish Oaks weekend.”