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.
Call us on 01244 355 580 or visit www. horseracingabroad. com | 5 TOUR CIG 3 Nights From £ 625.00 per person Thursday 20 May Depart: London Heathrow, Flight EI 157 11.15 hrs Arrive: Dublin 12.30 hrs On arrival you will be transferred to the Horse & Jockey Hotel in Thurles for an overnight stay on dinner, bed and breakfast basis. Friday 21 May After breakfast depart the hotel for a visit to the legendary Coolmore Stud in the heart of Tipperary. Coolmore is, without doubt, the world's most pre- eminent stud with world- class stallions. You will be given a private tour of the stud, view the stallions and gain a rare insight into life at this leading establishment that is respected throughout the globe. Following the tour we will make our way to the Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, where accommodation has been arranged for two nights on dinner, bed and breakfast basis. There will be a stop en- route for lunch ( at own expense). Saturday 22 May Morning at leisure until your departure to The Curragh for the 2000 Guineas. Sunday 23 May Morning at leisure until your departure to The Curragh for the 1000 Guineas. After racing, you will be transferred to Dublin Airport for your homeward flight. Depart: Dublin, Flight EI 186 21.10 hrs Arrive: London Heathrow 22.25 hrs Departures are available from many local airports in the UK to Dublin. Your flight must arrive in Dublin AT LEAST TWO HOURS prior to the arrival of flight EI 157 from London Heathrow. Our coach will depart Dublin Airport immediately after the arrival of flight EI 157 from London Heathrow and we can accept no responsibility should your flight from a local airport be delayed or cancelled. Single room supplement for the weekend: £ 125.00 Our Price Includes: . Scheduled flights with Aer Lingus . Escorted coach transfers . Twin/ Double accommodation at The Horse & Jockey Hotel & The Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa on dinner, bed and breakfast basis. . Reserved Enclosure Admission to The Curragh on Saturday & Sunday . Stud visit . Assistance of our representatives throughout . Airport Passenger Duty & Taxes. ITINERARY Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tiperary The Horse & Jockey Hotel is located approximately 10 miles north of Cashel town, with its historical landmark, ' The Rock of Cashel'. The hotel proved a huge success with our clients last year and features a bar with a traditional atmosphere as well as a restaurant and Café Bar. There is also a leisure centre with swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, gym and Elemis spa. The well- appointed guest rooms feature all modern conveniences. Board Basis - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa Situated 11 miles west of Dublin, the Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa is an ideal location within easy reach of the Curragh Racecourse. Beautifully restored, the historic mansion, once home to the Lord of Dunboyne, today serves as one of Ireland's foremost exclusive hotel destinations. The hotel features 145 spacious bedrooms, two restaurants and two bars. The Castle also houses an exclusive Spa with facilities over three floors including a Hot Tub, 18 treatment rooms and a thermal pool. Board Basis - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast