Dundalk Stadium, Ireland’s only all-weather racecourse is set to stage the Matthews.ie Diamond Stakes, a Group 3 flat race open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older.
The Diamond Stakes moved to Dundalk in 2008, and since then it has been run on a polytack surface over one mile, two furlongs and 150 yards. It became Ireland’s first non-turf Group race in 2009, when it was promoted to Group 3 status. ‘Mootasadir” trained by Hugo Palmer and ridden by Pat Cosgrave won the event last year.
The Diamond Stakes is kindly sponsored by Matthews .ie this innovative family firm have set many standards across the industry and provide an excellent and efficient service to their customers across their commuter, tours and private hire services.
Paddy Matthews, Founder of Matthews Coaches said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the prestigious Group 3 Mercury Stakes this year, it will be a fantastic night of racing and entertainment as always with our friends at Dundalk Stadium.”
Lisa O’Connor, Sales and Marketing Manager at the Stadium says: “There has been a great build up to this years Matthews.ie Diamond Stakes, we are very proud to host such an incredible race here at Dundalk Stadium. A huge thank you to Matthews.ie for their continued support.”
Doors open on Friday 27h September at 4pm with first race provisionally scheduled for 5.45pm