GAIN The Advantage Series Handicap will take place on Monday 21st June at Ballinrobe. Ballinrobe hosts the 4th leg in the series with a 1 mile 5 furlong handicap.

Ado McGuinness Racing, Rush, Co. Dublin 15/3/2021 Joanne Hurley, Gain Equine Nutrition Irish Country Manager, Groom, Zoe Boardman, Trainer Ado McGuinness and Michael Grassick, Chief Executive IRTA Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The new initiative sponsored by GAIN features a variety of race conditions, at 8 different racecourses to cater for different trainers and horses throughout the season and encapsulates an increase of approximately 40% in prize money for each race.

Each trainer will receive points for their successes over the course of the series through a grading process, which is designed to give equal opportunity to all trainers to win the overall prize. The number of points per win or placing at each leg will be based on the number of winners the trainer recorded throughout 2020.

The series aims to recognise all connections of the horse, including the hard-working stable staff, with a draw for one lucky groom to win a three-night luxury stay in The Alex Hotel in Dublin, kindly supported by The Alex.

Ado McGuinness Racing, Rush, Co. Dublin 15/3/2021 Zoe Boardman Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The series also aims to recognise the role of the breeder. The winning breeder from each race will receive a framed photograph of the winning horse, and they will be entered into a draw to win one tonne of GAIN Equine Nutrition products. The lucky winner will be announced at the end of the series.

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