Horses are heading for the dog tracks
A large crowd is expected for the opening night of the new 'Jumping In The City' series which gets underway at Limerick Greyhound Stadium next Friday.
The Underwriting Exchange Limited 'Jumping In The City' series will see top level national show jumping taking place in greyhound stadia in three of Ireland's major cities, with Cork also hosting a leg on June 12th.
Dublin's Shelbourne Park hosts the final on June 26. Each venue will host three competitions - amateurs, Grand Prix and Puissance - with €60,000 on offer over the three nights. Amateurs will be competing for €2,000 at both Limerick and Cork, with €9,000 up for grabs at the final.
The prize fund for the Devinish-sponsored Puissance will be €4,000 in both Limerick and Cork and €6,000 in Shelbourne Park.
Devenish Nutrition will join existing sponsor of the series West Wood/Ifor Williams Trailers who will be presenting a 506 Horse Box to the winner of the amateur series in Shelbourne Park.
Title sponsor, The Underwriting Exchange Limited, will also sponsor the Grand Prix which carries a prize-fund of €12,000 at both Limerick and Cork, with €15,000 for the final.
The series will be in support of Special Olympics Ireland's equestrian athletes travelling to represent Ireland at the World Summer Games in Los Angeles in July.