Coral Extends The Festival Sponsorship

November 7, 2014

UK online betting company Coral has extended its sponsorship of the Coral Cup at The Festival for five years, click Cheltenham Racecourse has announced.

The bookmaker has supported the handicap hurdle since it began in 1993.

In 2015, buy sale | the Coral Cup is scheduled to take place on day two of The Festival, Wednesday, March 11 with a total prize fund of £80,000.

David Stevens, Head of PR, Coral, commented: “As one of the longest standing commercial sponsors at The Festival and committed supporters of the sport of horseracing, we are delighted to extend our partnership for at least another five years. 

“The Coral Cup is consistently in the top 20 races by betting turnover every year, while The Festival as a whole is the biggest week of the year for our horseracing business, so it is entirely fitting that the Coral name is associated with this important and prestigious sporting occasion.

“We look forward to five more renewals of this showpiece handicap.”

Ian Renton, Regional Director Jockey Club Racecourse South West, said: “Coral has sponsored the Coral Cup since the race was first run at The Festival and so I am thrilled that they have decided to renew the partnership with Cheltenham for at least another five years.

“The Coral Cup is always one of the most competitive handicaps of The Festival and no doubt will deliver another great race in 2015.”