GAIN The Advantage Series Handicap will take place for the third consecutive year on Monday 26th June at Ballinrobe. Ballinrobe hosts the 3rd leg in the series with a 1 mile 5 furlong handicap.

GAIN The Advantage Series 2023 launched at Naas Racecourse on the opening weekend of the flat season 26/03/2023. Pictured Joanne Hurley Head of Equine GAIN Equine Nutrition, Vicki Donlon Racecourse Commercial Manager HRI,  Racehorse Trainer Denis Hogan, Niamh Byrne Marketing Manager and Philip Gilligan Irish Country Manager GAIN Equine Nutrition.
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The initiative has been positively received by stakeholders as it addressed an industry need, in addition to recognising the importance of the role of the owner, trainer, breeder and stablestaff. Last year’s Trainer League for the GAIN The Advantage Series was jointly won by trainers Pat Martin & Kevin Coleman who shared an overall league prize of €5,000 worth of GAIN equine products.

After two successful years, the series will adhere to a similar format. 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 each trainer 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 2022.

The GAIN The Advantage Series intends to recognise all connections of the horse, including the hard-working and dedicated stable staff, with a draw for one lucky groom to win a luxury weekend away in Ireland. The breeder of the winning horse from each race will receive a framed photograph of the horse they bred and they will be entered into a draw to win one tonne of GAIN Equine Nutrition product