March 17 In the Press

Bluegrass Horse Feeds – Feeding Cheltenham’s Irish Champions

By ELEANOR McGILLIE for The Irish Field

IT’S the calm after the storm as Irish trainers leave the Cotswolds  after what has been one of the most exciting festivals in recent years.

The 2018 Cheltenham Festival  has put Irish trainers in the spotlight yet again with Bluegrass Horse Feeds’ customer Gordon Elliott making huge impact on the turf.

At the County Tyrone mill, the Bluegrass team were glued to the finish line all week as Irish champions cleaned up.

Bluegrass Horse Feeds, the sole suppliers of feed to  Gordon Elliott, through Delany Performance Feeds, is Ireland’s Kentucky Equine Research Team Member.  It also supplies trainers including Gavin Cromwell, Stuart Crawford, Ciaran Murphy and Olly Murphy to name a few.

Speaking about Bluegrass Horse Feeds, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Gordon Elliott said: “I feed my horses Bluegrass Race Horse Cubes and Bluegrass Hi Performance Mix. It’s good feed and I am more than happy with it. I have been feeding Bluegrass for over 10 years, and, as results stand, we train Grand National winners and Gold Cup winners. We had six winners at Cheltenham last year and over 200 winners on the track, so, the results speaks for themselves. I couldn’t speak highly enough about it.”

And with eight winners this year at Cheltenham, Bluegrass Horse Feeds is delighted for Gordon Elliott Racing.

The company, which is one of Ireland’s leading horse feed manufacturers,  produces feed which is innovative and scientifically driven to ensure horses are performing at the top level.  The company provides feed for performance horses and also horses in a whole range of disciplines.

Kenneth Irwin, MD of Bluegrass Horse Feeds, said: “It’s been a great week for the Irish in Cheltenham. Trainers, their jockeys and their teams have done a remarkable job and we are proud to be part of their success story. We provide a comprehensive and cutting edge range of feeds for horses in all disciplines. There’s something here in the mills for everyone. Our equine nutrition specialists are on hand to give science driven advice and our sales team are doing a great job.

“Our congratulations go out to Gordon Elliott. We watched Samcro, Tiger Roll, Veneer of Charm, Shattered Love, Delta Work and Storyteller crossing the line on Wednesday and Thursday. Glenloe did a mighty job at a photofinish. It was superb to watch. On Cheltenham Friday we watched Farclas cross the line in the JCB Triumph Hurdle, Blow by Blow in the Martin Pipe  Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle.

“Our congratulations are extended to all trainers who power their horses with Bluegrass Horse Feeds. We have merchants all over the country and we will continue to work hard to make sure our customers have the best feed for their horses’ performance. If you have a Cheltenham success story get in contact with us.”

ENDS:

NOTES TO EDITOR:

  • Bluegrass Horse Feeds was developed in 1998 as a premium range of Horse Feed and includes a comprehensive and cutting edge range of feeds for horses. The Bluegrass range consists of over 20 specialist feeds. The company was set up by Kenneth Irwin of AN Irwin Feeds – an animal feed manufacturer and miller based inEglish, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Established in 1847 by the Irwin family, A N Irwin Feeds Ltd has been involved in the milling and processing of feed for animal consumption ever since.
  • For further media information or interviews please contact Eleanor McGillie of MGMPR Ltd on 07709805379 or email eleanor@mgmpr.co.uk
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