BoyleSports renew sponsorship of Irish Grand National for four years
Monday, 27 January 2020 at 03:08PM
Fairyhouse Racecourse today announced that
BoyleSports, Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker who has sponsored the
iconic race since 2014, will continue to put its name to the richest contest in
Irish jumps racing for another four years.
The 2020 renewal of the €500,000 BoyleSports Irish
Grand National which also marks the 150th anniversary of the race, is
the centrepiece of the three-day Easter Festival at the County Meath track.
This year, the Easter Festival runs from Saturday April
11 to Monday April 13 and the BoyleSports Irish Grand National will go to post
at 5pm on Easter Monday.
Peter Roe, General Manager of Fairyhouse
Racecourse said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership
with BoyleSports, especially for the 150th anniversary of the race.
The BoyleSports Irish Grand National is a truly iconic Irish sporting event with
such a long and illustrious history so we are thrilled to work with an
indigenous and innovative Irish brand such as BoyleSports who have been involved
in the betting industry for over three decades from their base in Dundalk.
“We have exciting plans to celebrate the 150th
anniversary of the Boylesports Irish Grand National over the entire three days
of our Easter Festival and we look forward to working with BoyleSports to
deliver a very special racing and social experience for all our customers.”
Head of Communications at BoyleSports, said: “BoyleSports are really
proud to sponsor such a prestigious and valuable race on the Irish sporting
calendar and with a pot of €500,000 up for grabs at Fairyhouse on Easter
Monday, we’re going to relish what is certain to be another very competitive
“As a company we pride ourselves on our continued commitment
to Irish racing and with this four-year deal taking us up to 10 years as the
main sponsor of such an iconic race, we can look forward with vigour to some
thrilling contests in the showpiece event on the Irish National Hunt calendar.”