March 28, 2023

Stressed out: New insights for racehorse welfare from cutting-edge genomics research

Temperament is often referred to by winning connections as a crucial element of a racehorse’s success. Temperament reflects patterns of thought, behaviour and emotion and includes the ability to cope with the demands of training. Horses that do not easily adapt to the training environment may have extended periods out-of-training and unsuitable temperament is responsible…

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March 23, 2023

Support weanlings with Plusvital Breeding Robust

Plusvital Breeding Robust is scientifically formulated to balance the diet of the growing horse and help protect against dietary inadequacies that may lead to development issues. This nutritional supplement is designed to support robust skeletal health with a combination of calcium, phosphorus, essential amino acids and vitamin D. Containing several targeted and beneficial ingredients, it…

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November 21, 2022

TIHA: Professor Hill in conversation with William Micklem

‘Maintaining the diverse original bloodlines is critical to the long-term survival of the Irish Sport Horse….. Traditional bloodlines harbor genetics that breeders have shaped for many centuries and they are there for a reason.’ Launched at last night’s Traditional Irish Horse Association (TIHA) AGM, Professor Emmeline Hill sat down with William Micklem to discuss the…

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December 7, 2021

Plusvital to sponsor the leading trainer award at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival

Following on from the success of the Summer Series Trainers Championship, Leopardstown Racecourse are delighted to announce leading global equine science company Plusvital will sponsor the Plusvital Leading Trainer Award at this years Leopardstown Christmas Festival.   Joseph O’Brien winner of the Plusvital Summer Series Championship, was on hand to launch the National Hunt edition at his…

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August 30, 2021

Team Silver European Medal for Plusvital Rider Jennifer Kuehnle

Team Silver European Medal for Plusvital Rider Jennifer Kuehnle A memorable  performance from the Irish Young Rider (U21) which included Plusvital rider Jennifer Kuehnle, has seen them win the silver medal at the FEI European Eventing Championships in Segersjö, Sweden. Ireland finished on a final score of 133.1 with Germany taking gold on 103.4 while…

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August 22, 2021

Johnny Murtagh’s Sonnyboyliston wins Ebor Handicap

Sonnyboyliston gave Plusvtal Ambassador  Johnny Murtagh a second victory in the Sky Bet Ebor at York on Saturday. Johnny Murtagh previously sent out Mutual Regard to win the handicap feature back in 2014, and Sonnyboyliston fended off Quickthorn to once again take the prize back to Co Kildare. “To have a winner at Ascot, to…

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August 13, 2021

Joseph O’Brien wins the Inaugural Plusvital Leopardstown Trainers Championship

    Recording an outstanding 12 winners throughout the eight Summer Series race meetings at Leopardstown, Joseph O’Brien was this evening crowned the inaugural winner of the Plusvital Leopardstown Trainers Championship, taking home €3,000 of Plusvital nutritional supplement or genetic testing products as a result of his win. Dermot Weld, Jessica Harrington, Aidan O’Brien and…

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June 25, 2021

Get to know : Matt Garrigan – Plusvital Brand Ambassador

Q: What was your childhood ambition? To represent Ireland in showjumping and ride in the Aga Khan at the Dublin Horse Show. Q: Growing up, who was your sporting hero? Marcus Ehning Q: What sparked your love of showjumping? Shows! Traveling to the shows abroad with my dad and brother were always highlights. Q: What…

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June 23, 2021

Plusvital Trainers Championship Leaderboard

After three racing meetings, Joseph O’Brien leads the leading Trainer position for The Plusvital Leopardstown Trainers Championship with 5 Wins and 1 Second followed by Jessica Harrington with 3 Wins and 1 Second. The Plusvital Leopardstown Trainers Championship  will run over eight Thursday fixtures from June 3 to August 12, 2021. Each trainer will receive…

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June 21, 2021

Plusvital Brand Ambassador Cathal Daniels to compete at Tokyo Olympic Games

Congratulations to Plusvital Brand Ambassador Cathal Daniels who looks set to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympic Games later this Summer. Cathal Daniels & Rioghan Rua have been nominated by  Eventing High Performance Director Sally Corscadden to be considered for selection by the Olympic Federation of Ireland for the Eventing team.

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June 18, 2021

Johnny Murtagh enjoys first Royal Ascot victory as a trainer with Create Belief

  Create Belief gave both jockey Ben Coen and trainer Johnny Murtagh a first Royal Ascot success in the Sandringham Handicap for three-year-old fillies. Plusvital Brand Ambassador, Johnny Murtagh had much success in the saddle at Royal Ascot, registering 43 victories during a distinguished career, but his first as a trainer will have been as sweet…

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