Limerick Racecourse have confirmed that next month’s Ladbrokes Munster National at Greenmount Park will boast an increased prizefund of €100,000.
The prize-money for the prestigious race, which takes place at Greenmount Park on Sunday, October 13, has been increased from €80,000 to €100,000.
The race has been staged at Greenmount for the past 12 years.
The racing action will start at 2.05pm with seven national hunt races on the card to include the Fergus O´Toole Memorial Novice Hurdle (Grade 3) of €27,500 won last year by Zuzka and Ruby Walsh and the PricewaterhouseCoopers Steeplechase (Grade 3) of €30,000.
Russell Ferris, Manager of Limerick Racecourse, said: “We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Ladbrokes for their continued support of the Ladbrokes Munster National.
“We are delighted to have the prize-money increased from €80,000 to €100,000 for this, the oldest race in Munster with records dating back to 1869.
“I look forward to another thrilling race on what is a fantastic day of National Hunt racing.”
The race last year was won by Raz De Maree trained by Dessie Hughes and ridden by Jockey Bryan Cooper.
Previous winners of the race include Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Imperial Call in 1998, Grade 1 performer Mossbank and top-class chaser Muirhead.