Wednesday, 22 November 2023

Patrick Mullins Official Ambassador for specialist Irish Racing Tour Company Race and Stay

Patrick Mullins, the sport’s most successful amateur jockey has become the Official Ambassador for specialist Irish Racing Tour Company Race and Stay. With over 800 wins to his name, including some of jump racing’s most prestigious races, and in his role as assistant trainer to the powerful Willie Mullins stable, he brings a wealth of knowledge and strength to the Race and Stay team.

Martyn Pipe, CEO of Race and Stay said: “We are very proud, and excited, to have Patrick join us.He will be helping us promote not just our packages but Irish Racing in general. We already have a very strong partnership with Horse Racing Ireland, and this appointment further cements our long-term commitment to Irish Racing.” “We will look after over 8,000 visitors to many different Irish racecourses in 2024 with a large portion of that number of guests coming from overseas. It is testament to the quality and value of Irish racing from the breeders to the stable staff, Owners, Trainers and Jockeys, as well as the unique Irish Racecourse experience that is driving UK and International guests to us in ever-increasing numbers. “

Patrick Mullins said: “I’m delighted to be an ambassador for Race and Stay, they sponsor many races, and are great supporters of Irish Racing in many ways. Each year they bring a large number of guests to Race Meetings at nearly all Irish Racecourses. The packages they offer make Irish Racing a great experience for visitors, they are easy to book, and they are very good value for money too. I am really looking forward to helping their team to continue to promote Race and Stay, build ever improving guest experiences, and to promote Irish Racing to as wider audience as possible.”

Vicki Donlon, HRI Commercial Manager said: “Race and Stay are an important stakeholder in Irish Racing, they are an integral part of the increasing volume of overseas visitors we welcome to Irish Racing each year.” “At Dublin Racing Festival alone Leopardstown Racecourse saw 28% of all ticket purchasers from the UK market, many of these were facilitated by Race and Stay. This is in addition to the already strong, but still growing, overseas interest in Irish Racing festivals such as the Punchestown Festival, Galway Summer Festival, Irish Derby Festival & The Irish Champions Festival, all of which use Race and Stay as their official Travel Partner.”

“We are delighted to hear that Patrick Mullins, who is such a superb ambassador for Irish Racing, is joining Race and Stay to further develop the tourist market for our industry. “

Established in 2012 Race and Stay is the premier and largest horse racing tour company in Ireland and since its inception, has looked after over 46,000 people who have booked racing breaks, hospitality, stable and stud tours, and much more on the island of Ireland.

The company is an official guest partner for Horse Racing Ireland and all major Irish racecourses. Race and Stay offer guests a complete solution for horse racing breaks including hotel,accommodation, tickets, racecourse transport, airport transfers, hospitality and added value ‘money can’t buy’ added experiences such as private stable yard visits and access to leading stud farms, trainers, and riders.

To view the current Race and Stay packages please visit


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