Good Food Ireland features at epic World Horse Racing Championships


Mon 28th Oct 2013
Good Food Ireland has been invited for the 3rd Cup World Horse Racing Championships, A Taste of the World in Santa Anita Park, Los Angeles on Friday, November 1st 2013. A Taste of the World is an international culinary event featuring chefs from the 15 different countries around the globe participating in the Breeders’ Cup
Coolmore Stud and Tourism Ireland are sponsoring Good Food Ireland at this prestigious event. Chefs Ed Cooney of The Merrion Hoteland Maurice Keller, Good Food Ireland Ambassador will represent Good Food Ireland and join with other chefs to featuring the cuisines of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, UAE, United Kingdom, USA and Venezuela.
Last year the Irish thoroughbred industry was worth €1.1 billion to the local economy while Good Food Ireland approved providers contributed in the region of 50 million, according to a Grant Thornton Business Insights Survey.
Speaking at the announcement today, Good Food Ireland Founder Margaret Jeffares said “I was delighted to once again receive the invitation which is a testament to the high quality and standards of food experience that Good Food Ireland represents and how Ireland has matched up to the very best in the world. We know we have great food, we just need to tell the world and then show them where to find it, this is what we do.”
Good Food Ireland will serve a “Tian of Clare Island Organic Salmon” shipping all the ingredients from Ireland, to over 1000 select horse breeders, owners and VIPs from the world of film, music and the arts. Since the inaugural running 30 years ago, the Breeders’ Cup, the richest event in all of sports, has established itself as the season-ending championship of thoroughbred racing. The Championships have been a magnet for the most outstanding competitors in the world – both human and equine.
Coolmore Stud based in Fethard, Co Tipperary, is Europe’s dominant horse racing and breeding operation and is now a global leader, standing the top stallions in Europe, the USA and Australia. Horses of the calibre of Galileo, HenryTheNavigator, Danehill Dancer, High Chaparral, Giant’s Causeway, Majestic Warrior, Encosta De Lago and Fastnet Rock are among the most sought after stallions in the global bloodstock business. 
The world renowned training establishment at Ballydoyle, where Dr Vincent O’ Brien sent out numerous high class horses over a 40 year period, is also a major part of the Coolmore organisation. Irish Champion trainer Aidan O’Brien (no relation) is the resident trainer and Coolmore have made year in a row to represent Ireland at The Breeders’ a major investment in this outstanding facility so that the great tradition of success that Dr O’Brien established may continue in the future. After competing in the top races in Ireland, the UK, France and the USA, the elite performers from Ballydoyle join the stallion roster at Coolmore Ireland, Australia or USA.
About Good Food Ireland
Good Food Ireland is the icon for good food in Ireland and a trusted guarantee for the very best authentic food experience. So if you are eating out or need a really good food place to stay, you will be directed to the very best and to people who really do care. Founded in 2006 by Margaret Jeffares and based on her farm in Co Wexford, it pioneered the link between the agri-food sector and the tourism hospitality sector through the promotion of local food as a driver for tourism to Ireland. It is an industry group supported by 600 businesses from around the island. All are independently inspected to ensure the Good Food Ireland consumer promise of the highest quality in Irish food. 
The Good Food Ireland Online Shop sells artisan food around the world.
For further information please contact:
Margaret Jeffares 
Good Food Ireland, 
Phone: +353 87 6674654