THE late Theresa Marnane will be remembered at the Curragh next Saturday when the Gain Marble Hill Stakes will be run in her memory.

Wife of Con Marnane, Theresa was a very popular figure on the racing and sales circuit. Numerous top class horses carried her colours, including Givemethebeatboys who won the Marble Hill Stakes a year ago before being sold for over £1 million.

The family’s Tipperary-based Bansha House Stables have been very successful at the breeze-up sales, with graduates including top-level winners Rio De La Plata, Sands Of Mali, Fleeting Spirit, and Amadeus Wolf. Group 1 winner Palace Episode also carried the Marnanes’ yellow and black silks.

Con, Theresa and their daughters Amy and Olivia enjoyed a special day when their horse Different League won the Group 3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2017.

Theresa passed away on December 1st last year after a long illness.

Brian Kavanagh, chief executive at the Curragh, said: “Theresa was a much loved and dearly missed member of the Irish bloodstock community.

“The Curragh, in association with Gain, is delighted to be able to run one of our most prestigious races for juveniles in her memory, a race which was won last year by the Marnane family owned Givemethebeatboys. We look forward to welcoming Con, Amy, Olivia, their extended family and many friends to the races.”

Philip Gilligan, Irish Country Manager for Gain Equine Nutrition, commented: “We hope that this will be a fitting tribute to honour Theresa’s legacy to the bloodstock and racing Industry.”