GAIN The Advantage Series Handicap will take place for the fourth consecutive year on Monday 24th June at Ballinrobe. Ballinrobe hosts the 4th leg in the series.

L-R: Richard Fitzsimons – Equine Business Manager, GAIN Equine, Niall O’Neill – Equine Business Manager, GAIN Equine, Vicki Donlon – Commercial Manager, Horse Racing Ireland, Joanne Hurley – Head of Equine, GAIN Equine, Philip Gilligan – Irish Country Manager, GAIN Equine and John Hore – Equine Business Manager, GAIN Equine pictured at the launch of the GAIN The Advantage Series.

Last year, the trainer league of the GAIN The Advantage Series was clinched during the final leg by Tipperary-based trainer Andrew Slattery. Building on three successful years, the 2024 series includes nine races which will be run for points over a variety of conditions to cater to different trainers and horses throughout the Flat season. All races in the series will continue to benefit from a 50% increase in prize money.

The GAIN The Advantage Series is committed to recognising the contributions of all those involved in horse racing. The trainer who tops the GAIN The Advantage Series will win €5000 worth of GAIN Equine Nutrition products. Grooms will be included in a draw to win an overnight hotel stay in Ireland. Additionally, breeders of winning horses from each race will receive a framed photograph of the horse they bred and each winning breeder will be entered into a draw for a chance to win one tonne of GAIN Equine Nutrition products.

The series will begin at Cork on Friday, April 26 and continue at Leopardstown, Navan, Ballinrobe, Tramore, Down Royal, Tipperary and Killarney. The series finale will be hosted at Naas Racecourse on Thursday, September 19 where the winning trainer of the series will be determined.

GAIN The Advantage Series 2024 – race schedule

RacetrackDateDistanceRace Conditions
Cork Racecourse26 April12.11Handicap 3yo only (75 = 9.12)
Leopardstown Racecourse17 May8Handicap 3yo and up (50-70)
Navan Racecourse8 June5Handicap 3yo and up (47-70
Ballinrobe Racecourse24 June12.77Handicap 4yo and up (47-70)
Tramore Racecourse9 July12Handicap 3yo and up (75 = 10.4) (Weights 10.4 – 8.9) (Confined to horses owned by a syndicate or racing club)
Down Royal Racecourse19 July12.8Handicap 4yo and up (70 = 10.0) (Apprentice not lost 7lb claim)
Tipperary Racecourse9 August12.52Handicap 4yo and up (75 = 11.7) (Ladies – QR & Apprentices)
Killarney Racecourse23 August8.14Handicap 3yo and up (47-70)
Naas Racecourse19 September8Nursery Handicap (75 = 9.12)