ITM gets behind the International

01-December-2021
01-December-2021 8:00
in General
by Peter McNeile

Irish Thoroughbred Marketing is to continue its support of the innovative International Point-to-Point at Barbury on Sunday December 12, as the fixture, and venue, recover from the pandemic.

The eponymous promoter of Irish-bred horses will lend its name to two races designed to emphasize the growing emergence of quality young horses in the UK Point-to-Point business model. The Irish Thoroughbred Marketing 4 & 5 Year Olds Point-to-Point Bumper and Irish Thoroughbred Marketing 4 & 5 Year Olds Maiden will each carry the title of the eponymous Irish bloodstock promoter.

Sile Hayes for ITM, said, "We're delighted to support this initiative for a third consecutive year. More and more young horses are coming up through the ranks of the British point-to-Point scene, accelerated by fixtures like Barbury and the extension of the season to start in October. All these are positive stimuli to the creation of a pipeline of home-bred stock capable of taking on the best under Rules”.

Peter McNeile, for Barbury International Race Club added, “There are clear indications that the emphasis of early season fixtures on young horses, started by the International fixture, is having a positive effect on the flow of Pointing graduates into mainstream racing. We’re delighted to collaborate with Irish Thoroughbred Marketing to pursue this objective together.”

Cousin Pascal, winner of the Aintree Foxhunter back in April, is the most visible manifestation of this success, having won a maiden in Ireland before finding his niche in the Point-to-Point scene. Rose Iland, trained by Jake Slatter, was a winner at Chaddesley before scooping an extra award for consistent placing in all her six starts. She was sold at Goffs in August.

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ITM gets behind the International

01-December-2021
01-December-2021 8:00
in General
by Peter McNeile

Irish Thoroughbred Marketing is to continue its support of the innovative International Point-to-Point at Barbury on Sunday December 12, as the fixture, and venue, recover from the pandemic.

The eponymous promoter of Irish-bred horses will lend its name to two races designed to emphasize the growing emergence of quality young horses in the UK Point-to-Point business model. The Irish Thoroughbred Marketing 4 & 5 Year Olds Point-to-Point Bumper and Irish Thoroughbred Marketing 4 & 5 Year Olds Maiden will each carry the title of the eponymous Irish bloodstock promoter.

Sile Hayes for ITM, said, "We're delighted to support this initiative for a third consecutive year. More and more young horses are coming up through the ranks of the British point-to-Point scene, accelerated by fixtures like Barbury and the extension of the season to start in October. All these are positive stimuli to the creation of a pipeline of home-bred stock capable of taking on the best under Rules”.

Peter McNeile, for Barbury International Race Club added, “There are clear indications that the emphasis of early season fixtures on young horses, started by the International fixture, is having a positive effect on the flow of Pointing graduates into mainstream racing. We’re delighted to collaborate with Irish Thoroughbred Marketing to pursue this objective together.”

Cousin Pascal, winner of the Aintree Foxhunter back in April, is the most visible manifestation of this success, having won a maiden in Ireland before finding his niche in the Point-to-Point scene. Rose Iland, trained by Jake Slatter, was a winner at Chaddesley before scooping an extra award for consistent placing in all her six starts. She was sold at Goffs in August.

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