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Reserve Trial Stakes

In the centre Brian Divilly presents the Donal Breen Memorial Cup to  Mike Raele from Bruff Co.Limerick after winning the Reserve Derby Trial Stake at the South Clare Coursing Meeting. Also included are from the left Kevin Callinan,Kavin  Connolly,Pat Raele Tom Raele,D.J.Histon,Gerry Hoilan and Murt Harvey in front are Ciaran Connolly,Ethain Moloney withK NOCKDERG FLYER and David Casey.

At the 2018 National Coursing Meeting there will be two Consolation Stakes.
The Dublin Coach Kitty Butler Stakes for 32 bitches eliminated in the first round of the Oaks.
The Stockproof Fencing Products T. A. Morris Stakes for 32 dogs eliminated in the first round of the Derby.
In the event of these stakes not being filled by those eliminated from the first round of the Oaks/Derby the remaining places will be allocated to reserves in the Oaks/Derby which did not get called to run in those stakes.
These reserves must have run a non-competitive course at the end of the first round of the Oaks/Derby.
A new draw will be made to determine which reserves are to receive the remaining places in the Consolation Stakes and which reserves are to be listed as Reserves A,B,C and D for the Consolation Stakes.
The draw for the Consolation Stakes will then take place.
The first round of the Kitty Butler Stakes will take place at the end of coursing on the first day of the National Meeting.
The first round of the TA Morris Stakes will take place at the start of coursing on the second day of the National Meeting.