Irish Grand National doubles their money

By iSportconnect | August 16, 2016

Prize money for the Irish Grand National has been almost doubled to €500, pills 000 next year.

The increased prize fund – from €275,000 this year – is due to increased funding from Horse Racing Ireland and Fairyhouse racecourse.

The race will continue to be sponsored by Boylesports for the next three years.

Fairyhouse general manager, Peter Roe, said: “We are very happy that this globally-renowned race with such a long and illustrious history is now truly a huge rival to the greatest National Hunt races.

“The €500,000 prize fund places us up there with the likes of the Cheltenham Gold Cup and will definitely attract more and more of the best horses out there, as well as greater crowds, especially from Britain.

“We are delighted that an Irish firm like Boylesports are renewing their sponsorship with us for a further three years and are matching our ambition.”