Limerick to host first Gr.1 race

Limerick racecourse will stage its first Gr.1 race, and the first at that level to be run in Munster, as the Greenmount Park Novice Chase has been upgraded. The 2m3½f chase will also have increased prize money of €90,000 when it is run as the centrepiece of the four-day December meeting this year on Wednesday, 26th December. Limerick will also added a new Listed hurdle for mares to its programme, with the new race due to be staged on Sunday, 14th October.