One week ago, a little filly was born in the National Stud of Ireland. But this little filly has no name, so we decided to ask you, our Mooney listeners, to get creative and pick a name for this little foal.
Last Friday, Brenda visited the stud, to find out what’s involved in naming this filly.
When Brenda visited the National Stud, they were having a birthday party for Vintage Crop. Dermot Weld and the pupils of De La Salle primary school were all on hand to see Vintage Crop get a carrot cake!
First Brenda spoke to Dermot Weld, then Fiona Buggie, stable foreman, and then Sinéad Hyland, Marketing Manager for the National Stud.
So if you'd like to name the foal...
The name needs to be unique, and a maximum of 18 characters, including spaces. Our foal's Daddy is Rock Of Gibraltar, and her Mammy is Raise Your Spirits.
The closing date for your suggestions is 4.30m on Friday, March 8th.
And the person who chooses the winning foal will also win a fantastic prize!
- The winner will receive a VIP Tour of Mr Dermot Weld’s yard
- Private tour of the Irish National Stud & Gardens where they will meet the above filly of course!
- Bed, Breakfast & Dinner at the four star luxury Killashee House Hotel (dinner in Jacks Bar & Bistro)
- VIP package to day one of the Guineas Spring Racing Festival at the Curragh on Sat 25th May to include premier admission tickets for 2 people to the Curragh races on Saturday, May 25th with lunch in their exclusive Champagne & Wine Bar.
The prize is for two people.
For more information about the National Stud, Killashee House and the Curragh, visit www.irishnationalstud.ie, www.killasheehouse.com and www.curragh.ie.
To name the foal, e-mail Mooney at firstname.lastname@example.org before 4:30pm on Friday, March 8th - that's THIS Friday, so get your thinking caps on quickly!
To help launch the competition, Derek is also joined in studio by John Osborne, CEO of the National Stud...