Irish 2000 Guineas Secures Tattersalls Sponsorship Deal

February 20, 2013

The Curragh Racecourse has announced that European bloodstock auctioneers, Tattersalls, will sponsor the Irish 2000 Guineas race in May.

The Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas will be the first Group 1 race of the year in Ireland and the highlight on day one of the Curragh’s Spring Racing Festival.

Tattersall Chairman, Edmond Mahony said: “Our sponsorship of the Irish 2000 Guineas demonstrates Tattersalls’ continued commitment to Irish racing and breeding at the highest level and we are delighted to add Ireland’s first Classic of the season to our long association with the Tattersalls Gold Cup and to our global sponsorship portfolio.

“The support Tattersalls receives year after year from Irish breeders, owners and trainers cannot be overstated and to be able to show our appreciation by sponsoring such a prestigious and important race gives us enormous pleasure.

“The Curragh’s Spring Racing Festival is one of the highlights of the Irish sporting calendar and we look forward to working with the team at the Curragh and to two days which will showcase Irish racing at its finest.”

Paul Hensey, Curragh Racecourse General Manager added: “The support of two major Group one races by Tattersalls is hugely positive for both the Curragh racecourse and Irish horse racing and Tattersalls’ association with two of our most prestigious races will ensure we continue to attract the very best horses and riders for what promises to be an outstanding weekend.

“We will work closely with Edmond Mahony and his team to ensure they maximise their association with this great weekend of entertainment.”