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An Taoiseach to start biggest weekend in Irish horse racing at Kilbeggan

Friday, 8th September, 2017 10:25am

An Taoiseach to start biggest weekend in Irish horse racing at Kilbeggan

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will officially attend his first race meeting as Taoiseach at Kilbeggan Races end of season celebration later today, Friday September 8.

The first of seven races starts at 4.20pm.

Local Fine Gael TD of Longford Westmeath Peter Burke will join an Taoiseach on the evening.

An Taoiseach will visit all of the facilities at Kilbeggan Races and meet local people attending the event. 

The Taoiseach will also have a chance to meet many of the key local business people including representatives from multi-nationals. 

On the evening, Taoiseach will also present the trophy to the winning owner of the main race and the leading trainer award. 

Willie Mullins currently sits in pole position for this accolade with three winners over his nearest rival Joseph O’Brien. Paul Townsend also is favourite for the Leading Jockey award with five winners over Mark Walsh.

“ We have had a fantastic year at Kilbeggan Races with increased attendances during the summer and we are delighted to invite An Taoiseach to join with us in celebrating a great year,” Paddy Dunican, the Kilbeggan Races manager said.

Kilbeggan Race committee is a non-for-profit community voluntary organisation.

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