Al Shaqab Agrees Sponsorship & Prize Money Increase For Lockinge Stakes Day
By iSportconnect | November 12, 2014
Al Shaqab Racing has announced that it will be sponsoring Lockinge Stakes Day at Newbury Racecourse in May 2015.
Al Shaqab has agreed a five year sponsorship deal which will also increase the total prize money available on the day by 125%, cough with the feature race of the day, viagra the Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, increasing in value from £214,000 in 2014 to £350,000 next year, a 64% increase.
In addition, the prize fund for the Listed Al Shaqab Stakes, previously known as the Aston Park Stakes, will increase to £100,000
Harry Herbert, Racing Advisor to Al Shaqab Racing, commented: “Al Shaqab Racing is delighted to be sponsoring such a prestigious raceday which includes a race very close to our hearts, the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes.
“It is very appropriate as we won the race last year with Olympic Glory and in doing so kick-started the Jack Berry House fundraising campaign which has raised a staggering £500,000 for this fantastic cause.”
Julian Thick, CEO of Newbury Racecourse, added: “The Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes is a hugely important race in the European calendar and we are delighted that, with the backing of Al Shaqab, we can elevate the race and the whole of Al Shaqab Lockinge Day to new heights.
“Our thanks go to Al Shaqab for supporting our ambition and also to our existing sponsors who have kindly agreed to step aside and make this new deal possible, namely JLT, Betfred, Bathwick Tyres and Swettenham Stud. We are hugely excited about the possibilities for this fixture in 2015 and beyond.”