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GAIN Horse Feeds to sponsor Irish St. Leger
Mar 22, 2012

 

Pictured at the launch of the Sponsorship of the Gain Horse Feeds Irish St Leger at the Curragh racecourse was from left Aidan O'Brien, Trainer; Martin Keane, Vice Chairman Glanbia plc; Mary Delaney, Gain Horse Feeds Sales Manager and Jim Bolger, TrainerGAIN Horse Feeds has announced a two year sponsorship deal of the Irish St. Leger with the  Curragh racecourse. The GAIN Horse Feeds Irish St. Leger will take place on Saturday 15th September 2012. This will mark the 97th running of this distinguished Group 1 Irish Classic.

The €200,000 contest over 14 furlongs is one of the most prestigious staying races in the world and the established premier trial race in Europe for the Melbourne Cup. Recent previous winners include Yeats, Vinnie Roe, Oscar Schindler and subsequent Melbourne Cup winner Vintage Crop, while Duncan and Jukebox Jury created history when dead heating in an epic encounter last year.

"The support of the Irish St. Leger by GAIN Horse Feeds is hugely positive for both the Curragh racecourse and Irish horse racing and their association with one of our most prestigious races will ensure that we continue to attract the very best horses and riders for what promises to be an outstanding race day," said Curragh General Manager Paul Hensey, "We look forward to working closely with our new partner to ensure they maximize their association with one of the most significant days in the Irish racing calendar".

Mary Delaney, Sales Manager of GAIN Horse Feeds commented, "GAIN Horse Feeds are delighted to be associated with the Curragh racecourse and the prestigious Irish St. Leger. Our aim is to support the equine industry, its patrons and our customers and we hope this new association will help maintain the significant profile of Irish racing on the world stage.

Pictured at the launch of the Sponsorship of the Gain Horse Feeds Irish St Leger at the Curragh racecourse was from left Aidan O'Brien, Trainer; Martin Keane, Vice Chairman Glanbia plc; Mary Delaney, Gain Horse Feeds Sales Manager and Jim Bolger, Trainer

Model Karena Graham meets legendary racehorse Vintage Crop.Also in the picture from left is Joanne Hurley, Gain Horse Feeds; Elaine Hatton, Marketing Manager, Agribusiness Glanbia and Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager The Curragh Racecourse.

Model Karena Graham meets legendary racehorse Vintage Crop to launch the sponsorship of the Gain Horse Feeds Irish St Leger. The Group One Classic will take place at the Curragh Racecourse on Saturday 15th September. Vintage Crop won the Irish St Leger in 1993 and 1994 and subsequently created history by becoming the first European winning the Melbourne Cup. He currently resides at the Irish National Stud.

 

Also in the picture from left is Joanne Hurley, Gain Horse Feeds; Elaine Hatton, Marketing Manager, Agribusiness Glanbia and Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager The Curragh Racecourse.

Lauch of Gain Horse Feeds Irish St Leger at the Curragh racecourse was from left Mary Delaney, Gain Horse Feeds Sales Manager, Pat Smullen; Paddy Woods, Gain Horse Feeds; Johnny Murtagh and Elaine Hatton, Glanbia Agribusiness Marketing Manager

Pictured at the launch of the Sponsorship of the Gain Horse Feeds Irish St Leger at the Curragh racecourse was from left Mary Delaney, Gain Horse Feeds Sales Manager, Pat Smullen; Paddy Woods, Gain Horse Feeds; Johnny Murtagh and Elaine Hatton, Glanbia Agribusiness Marketing Manager