July 14, 2023


Race goers were back at it last night as the fourth meeting of the Plusvital Trainers Championship at Leopardstown Race Course Summer Series got underway. The rain stayed away to see the favourite Rampage take the Plusvital Supplements Handicap. Trained by Tom McCourt and ridden to victory by James Ryan, both winning trainer and breeder…

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July 7, 2023

Plusvital to power The Curragh August Series Trainers Championship

Plusvital are delighted to announce partnership with The Curragh racecourse of the August Summer Series. Four race meetings will take place over the August weekends this summer. Starting on Saturday 12th August featuring the Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, Future Champions Day which takes place on 19th August with the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Futurty Stakes and…

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June 15, 2023

Summer racing off to a flying start

The second of this year’s Leopardstown Summer Series race meetings gets underway tonight, June 15th. With trainers already stacking up the points on the Plusvital Trainers Championship leader board from the first race meeting of the series on June 8th the evening also saw the crowd pleasing Coeur D’or lead the pack home in the…

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June 1, 2023

Plusvital & Leopardstown team up for Summer Series Trainers Championship

Leopardstown Racecourse have today announced that Irish equine science company Plusvital will sponsor the Plusvital Leopardstown Summer Series Trainers Championship which will be run over eight Thursday evening fixtures, beginning next week and running to August 24.  Each trainer will receive points for their successes at each of the meetings, with the overall winner taking…

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May 30, 2023


As the summer weather has well & truly arrived here are some things to consider in managing your horse’s hydration & mineral levels. Even when horses are not engaging in exercise they will passively start to loss moisture through  evaporative from the skin. In a moderate temperature range of  5-20oC this can be up to…

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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 27, 2023

Visualisation victorious in the Plusvital Devoy Stakes

This weekend saw the opening of the flat season at Naas Racecourse. Despite a week of wet weather, the sun shone and racing could proceed. Sponsoring the Devoy Stakes for a fourth year, Visualisation for Joseph O’Brien and Harold Millar was an impressive winner on the day. The 5 year old bay gelding, ridden to…

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March 2, 2023

Supporting racing & recovery

The globalization of racing has eroded the margins of success between trainers. High performance is no longer guaranteed based on pedigrees. A study* carried out on winning margins in racing suggests that the overall percentage difference between first place and second place  is 0.32%, the difference between first and third was 0.75%. Never before has…

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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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