Curragh Racecourse Attracts Two New Group 1 Sponsors

May 4, 2011

Ireland’s premier horse racing venue, order the Curragh Racecourse has announced two significant race sponsorship agreements with Stobart Ireland and Goffs

Under the terms of their two-year agreement, sales Stobart Ireland is the new title sponsor of the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh racecourse on June 25.

The race, symptoms first run in 1947, is part of the prestigious Breeders Cup Challenge Series and is also linked to the Grade One Beverley D Stakes taking place at Arlington Park in Chicago.

Goffs is the new title sponsor of the Group 1 National Stakes at the Curragh.  Consistently rated as the top two year old race in Europe held on September 10. The race is also a part of the Breeders Cup Challenge Series.

Goffs Chief Executive Henry Beeby added:  “We are delighted to demonstrate our support of Irish racing at the highest level and continue our close association with The Curragh through the sponsorship of this world class Group 1 race on The Irish Field St Leger day.  The calibre of the Goffs National Stakes and its timing in mid September is a perfect fit for Goffs, offering a fantastic platform for our ongoing promotion of the Orby Sale”.