Five races, up from four, will be sponsored by Micheal Orlandi’s Compas Stallions at Naas Racecourse in 2023, the racecourse announced on Wednesday. The operation is one of the headline sponsors for the first Flat meeting of 2023 at Naas on Sunday, Mar. 26.
Orlandi said, “Naas Racecourse is a wonderful nursery for young precocious horses and Compas Stallions is delighted to continue our association with a progressive track which shares our passion to support and engage with grassroots racing and breeding.”
Compas Stallions stands new stallion Dubawi Legend (Ire) this year, and third-season sire King Of Change (GB) is also new to the stud, moving from Derrinstown Stud after two covering seasons. In addition, third-year stallion Far Above (Ire), Galileo Chrome (Ire), Kuroshio (Aus), and Smooth Daddy are also members of the stallion roster.
Eamon McEvoy, General Manager of Naas Racecourse, said, “I’m delighted to see Micheal Orlandi’s Compas Stallions back sponsoring at Naas for the fourth year in a row and we are thrilled to get such support. It was great to visit Starfield Stud recently and see the range of very exciting sires standing there. I was really impressed with Dubawi Legend and would imagine the support he will receive will give him a great chance in the first-season sires’ list in a couple of years’ time.”
Breeders will also be rewarded by winning a free nomination to the stallion that a particular race is named after, and, in the case of The Compas Stallion H., the winning breeding will be allowed to take their pick for a free nomination to a stallion on the Compas roster.