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Dubai Duty Free extend Irish Derby sponsorship

By Community | January 31, 2018

Dubai Duty Free has agreed a deal to extend their sponsorship of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby for 2018.

The race, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 30th June, represents the highlight of the three day Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival.

The airport retailer has sponsored the race since 2008, having initially commenced its partnership with the County Kildare venue in 2002.

The total value of the 12 furlong contest will be 1.5 million euro with prize money distributed to the first eight placed horses with the winner receiving 870,000 euro. Dubai Duty Free will also sponsor five other races on the day.

Derek McGrath, CEO of The Curragh, said: “Dubai Duty Free have been outstanding partners of the Curragh and I would like to acknowledge the significant contribution that Colm McLoughlin and his team have made to the success of the Irish Derby over the past ten years.”

Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free, added: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with the Curragh for 2018 and happy that our association with the Curragh has grown over the years.

“The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby is now a weekend festival of quality racing and entertainment and the media exposure generated greatly raises the profile of our brand in Ireland.”

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