After a two year interval due to COVID restrictions, the long anticipated GAIN Mares Series final is back on Sunday 27th March at the Ballynoe Point-to-Point in Co. Cork. The Series has been running since last November and has covered over 20 legs in 7 counties across the country.
GAIN Equine Nutrition and the Ballynoe Point-to-Point committee will present a bonus of €3,000 to the winning owner. The Series is one of the highlights of the point-to-point season, with many trainers targeting the final. This year’s renewal will be as competitive an affair as ever given the quality of mares that have run in the qualifying legs. The past two finals were unfortunately cancelled due to COVID 19 and the worldwide pandemic, so we are delighted to have the opportunity to get back to Ballynoe to crown a new Champion Mare on Mother’s Day.
Joanne Hurley, Irish Equine Country Manager for GAIN Equine Nutrition commented on the sponsorship; “We are proud of our longstanding association with the GAIN Mares Series that culminates with the final at Ballynoe, which is one of the most prestigious events in the Point-to-Point season. This series aims to give owners of mares a boost and encourages handlers to buy and race mares each season. This partnership demonstrates our commitment and support to the grass roots sector of the industry; we wish all connections the best of luck in the final and thank those who have supported the Series to date.”