Irish NH Breeders Rewarded with €2,500 Cash Prize 

To celebrate over 30 years in business, NH Breeder and business owner Tadhg O’Leary of Dungar Quality Oats is giving a cash prize to recognise the work that Irish breeders do for the racing industry in Ireland.

As a gesture to a sector who have been loyal supporters of Dungar Quality Oats business, this prize will be awarded to one lucky National Hunt breeder of a 4 or 5 year old mare that was bred in Ireland. No entry is required for the prize, instead a set of the following qualifying criteria will pick a breeder of the top priced mare of the season that was sold in either the Tattersalls or Goffs Point to Point sales.  

  • Must be a 4 or 5 year old mare in 2024.
  • Must have been bred in Ireland.
  • Must have ran in a maiden Point to Point in Ireland between 01.01.24 and 31.05.24.
  • Have achieved the highest price of the year for a 4 -5year old mare in Tattersalls or Goffs point to point sales in Ireland or England, between 01.01.24 and 31.05.24. (Sterling prices will be converted to euros based on the exchange rate on sales day.)

People who are interested can follow a league table on which is available with the sales results showing the winning breeder and top priced mare after each sale.     

Successful breeding requires experience, knowledge, hard work and a bit of luck. Ireland is renowned worldwide for producing top quality racehorses. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the business many breeders here do not get the financial recognition they deserve for the role they play in creating a top class industry. 

As a supplier of horse oats to the equine sector and a breeder himself, O’Leary understands the challenges Irish NH breeders face and says “I hope that this prize will help encourage breeders to keep doing what they do and continue to do so into the future”

The winner will be announced at the end of May ’24.

We’re looking forward to having Tadhg on a livestream and podcast in the coming weeks. We will be releasing some more articles in the coming weeks supporting this wonderful this prize for one lucky National Hunt Breeder of a 4 or 5 year old mare that was bred in Ireland.

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Irish NH Breeders Rewarded with €2,500 Cash Prize 

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