May 2010 Pages 4- 5 Coolmore Stud & The Irish Guineas 20- 23 May 2010 June Page 6 The French Derby 05- 07 June 2010 July Page 7 Jersey 02- 05 July 2010 August Pages 8- 9 Festival Weekend in Deauville 13- 16 August 2010 October Pages 10- 21 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 01- 04 October 2010 Pages 22- 23 Velka Pardubicka Steeplechase 08- 11 October 2010 Pages 24- 27 The Melbourne Cup 27 October - 13 November 2010 November Pages 28- 31 The Breeders' Cup 03- 12 November 2010 December Page 32 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International 08- 14 December 2010 Page 33 Christmas Festival at Leopardstown 27- 29 December 2010 January 2011 Pages 34- 35 Argentina & Uruguay 21 January - 04 February 2011 February Page 36 Cagnes- sur- Mer 25- 28 February 2011 March Page 37- 39 The Dubai World Cup 22- 28 March 2011 April Pages 40- 41 The Punchestown National Hunt Festival 19- 22 April 2011 May Page 42 Normandy Studs & Classics in Paris 13- 16 May 2011 Images used in this brochure courtesy of Laura Battles, Trevor Jones, Bill Selwyn, George Selwyn, Andrew Watkins and the Victoria Racing Club, Melbourne. Call us on 01244 355 580 or visit www. horseracingabroad. com | 3
4 | Providing Specialist Horse Racing Holidays With a Commitment to Excellence Tour Highlights: . A unique visit to Coolmore for a full tour with an insight into the workings of the Stud. . Racing at The Curragh for two Group One races, the Irish 1000 & 2000 Guineas. COOLMORE STUD & THE IRISH GUINEAS 20 - 23 MAY 2010 Once again we are thrilled to be able to offer a tour to Ireland that will combine a visit to the prestigious Coolmore Stud with two days of racing at The Curragh for both the Irish 1000 and 2000 Guineas. Our annual pilgrimage to Coolmore has become one of the highlights of the racing calendar. Each year brings renewed anticipation as we look forward to our visit to see this fantastic breeding operation. May is perhaps the best time of year to view the stallions. Clients will be able to recognise many past stars of the game who have found new careers as stallions standing for Coolmore. Seeing these magnificent creatures in the flesh often evokes fond memories of their racing careers. Perhaps more exciting still is the thought of the future offspring these stallions will sire. For the second year running, our 2009 tour to Coolmore culminated in an invitation to continue onto Ballydoyle, the training facility of Aidan O'Brien. Please understand that we cannot guarantee that a similar invitation will be extended to us in 2010. This weekend coincides with the Irish Guineas to be held at The Curragh where the feature race on Saturday 22 May is the Boylesports Irish 2000 Guineas and on Sunday 23 May, the Boylesports Irish 1000 Guineas. Both these races should attract a very competitive, international field. In 2009 the Aidan O'Brien trained Mastercraftsman took the 2000 Guineas. It proved to be a memorable weekend for Johnny Murtagh as he also partnered Again, saddled by David Wachman, to win the 1000 Guineas. Included in the tour price is Reserved Enclosure admission. Balcony Seating, on the Premier Level of the Grandstand, is available at a supplement of £ 60.00 per day. Curent stalions at Coolmore are: Ad Valorem, Aussie Rules, Choisir, Danehill Dancer, Duke of Marmalade, Dylan Thomas, Excellent Art, Footstepsinthesand, Galileo, High Chaparral, Holy Roman Emperor, Hurricane Run, Ivan Denisovich, Mastercraftsman, Montjeu, Oratorio, Peintre Celebre, Powerscourt, Rock of Gibraltar, Strategic Prince and Yeats.