2018 Event Riders Challenge Race

Note from Organiser

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Author: Alison Packman/20 December 2017/Categories: General News

2018 Event Riders Challenge Race

2018 Event Riders Championship Challenge Race

In association with Team Ireland Equestrian and Eventing Ireland

The Eventers Riders Championship Challenge Race will be held on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Dundalk Stadium.  This is the last race on the card 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

It is essential to read the following:

All riders must agree to undertake the following to participate:  
  1. In order to be eligible as a Jockey, you must be a fully paid member of Eventing Ireland before entry.  You must be over 18 years of age and must have completed no less than one CCI2* or CIC2* in the past 12 months with a qualifying EI MER.  You must be fit to ride (as per the rules of EI) and if requested passed by Turf Club Doctor 
  2. There will be a maximum of 14 runners with 3 reserves and these will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
  3. All riders must raise a minimum of €2,000 to compete in this race.  All monies must be paid to Eventing Ireland by noon on Wednesday 14  March 2018.  Failure to pay the €2000 entry fee by noon on 14 MARCH 2018 will automatically eliminate a Jockey from participation in the Race.  Reserves of Horse and Rider will be required to pay entry fee in full and will be selected on a first come first serve basis.  Reserves riders will have money refunded if they do not race.Entries can only be made online via the Eventing Ireland website 
  4. All riders are responsible for organising their own horse, which must comply with all entry requirements below.  Riders must give the name(s) of their horse(s) for entry to Alison Packman at Eventing Ireland before 12 noon on 14 March 2018.  Final Declarations must be made in writing before 10am on Monday 26 March 2018.  There is no charge for entering or declaring a horse for the Charity Race.  It is recommended all riders must have personal insurance, a copy of which must be shown to the race organiser before the race.  All riders are riding at their own risk.
  5. Riders will be required to take one days schooling around Dundalk Stadium track this is opened every morning and Tuesday. Proof of schooling from an approved gallop will be required.
General Conditions for The Event Riders Championship Challenge Race

This Race will run under the current Rules of Racing
  • The Event Riders Championship Challenge is a Private Sweepstakes Race with a minimum entry fee of €2000 per Jockey.
  • The €2000 is payable by each rider no later than noon 14 March 2018.
  • All proceeds go towards the Eventing Ireland High Performance Programme.
Horse Eligibility
  • Only registered thoroughbreds will be eligible to compete in this race
  • Age of horse is 4 year old and upwards rated 40 - 80 
  • Horses must have run at least three times under the Rules of Racing or INHS Rules
  • ONE OF THESE RUNS MUST HAVE BEEN SINCE 1 March 2017
  • The mandatory percentage deductions shall not apply to this race.
  • Horses that run in Private Sweepstakes do not lose their eligibility to run in Point-to-Point Races.
  • Point-to-Point Steeplechases excluded and horses must be returned in training to be eligible.
  • Distance: Approx 1 Mile and 7 Furlongs on the flat
  • Weights:  12st
  • Mares Allowance:  5lbs
  • Penalties to count from 1 January 2017
  • Winner of a race* to carry 3lb extra for each race won - Maximum Penalty 9lbs      * Including any race under any Rules of Racing or Steeplechasing
Jockeys Eligibility
  • To be eligible as a Jockey, riders must be a paid up member of Eventing Ireland, over 18 years old and completed either a CCI2* or CIC2* in the past 12 months 
  • Jockeys cannot have ridden more than 3 winners on the racecourse to be eligible.
  • It is strictly subject to attaining the above qualification that a Rider’s entry will be accepted.
  • Protective headgear and approved body protectors must be worn and in compliance with the current EI Rules and Turf Club Rules
Prizes

There will be presentations for the following:
  • The winning Owner, Trainer & Jockey will each receive a trophy
  • Each rider will receive a memento of no intrinsic value.
  • The groom in charge of the winning horse will receive a €100
  • The groom in charge of the best turned out horse will receive €100
Maximum Number of Runners

  • NOT MORE THAN 14 RUNNERS WILL BE PERMITTED TO RUN IN THIS RACE with 3 riders in reserve
  • Online entries can be made HERE
  • Only riders who have entered online and paid their entry fee by noon on 14 March will be entered into the race.  Eventing Ireland may accept or reject any jockey/horse that does not comply
  • Horses that require being led to the start will be recorded as DNS
  • Blinkers, visors, hoods, pacifiers, eye shields or sheepskin cheek straps are not permitted.
Provisional entries will available on Eventing Ireland website

ENTRIES FOR HORSES THAT ARE NOT RETURNED IN TRAINING AT TIME OF ENTRY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Hospitality / Supporters Tables
  • Individual tickets and Tables for 6, 8 or 10 people can be purchased on the Eventing Ireland Website HERE
  • This venue is provisionally booked for 180 people  
  • Hospitality package is €65 per person to include admission, race card and three course meal with at table drinks and betting provision
  • Please confirm all table arrangements directly with Jill Murphy on +44 (0)781 0295659 by Friday 23 March LATEST
REMINDERS:
  • Entries to be made online (first come first served basis)
  • CLOSE of Entries (with entry fee paid) is 12 noon, by Wednesday 14 March 2018 
  • Declarations in writing to ALISON PACKMAN Eventing Ireland – before 10 am on Monday 26 March 2018 
  • All seating arrangements to Jill Murphy by 23 March +44 (0)781 0295659

    Race Organiser DECLAN CULLEN (+44 (0)7710883088 )

    ** All enquiries to Declan Cullen **

    This information can also be downloaded below - please remember you must be logged in!

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