And they’re off! RED MILLS Hurdle and Chase at Gowran Park now worth €60,000
RACEGOERS are in for a treat this weekend as Gowran Park hosts the RED MILLS Hurdle and RED MILLS Chase.
RED MILLS Raceday takes place at Gowran this Saturday, and both races are now worth €60,000, an increase of over 33%.
The increase is part of a new initiative launched by Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) to help racecourses build upon the success of feature races.
Joe Connolly, Connolly’s RED MILLS CEO and Chairman of Gowran Park Racecourse said: “This year we celebrate 39 years of sponsorship at Gowran Park and it’s a partnership that continues to go from strength to strength.
“Both the RED MLLLS Hurdle and Chase have produced some outstanding winners over the years and for both races to be now worth €60,000 is a significant milestone for both RED MILLS and Gowran Park.
“Race sponsorship creates a platform for RED MILLS to invest back into the industry and to work with HRI and the racecourses to provide opportunities for our customers to win proper prize-money and we are proud to have grown our portfolio of sponsorships over the years.
“RED MILLS Day is always a wonderful occasion and I have no doubt that with this added investment and talk of some high-profile contenders that we could experience one of the biggest days of racing that Gowran has seen.”
Gowran Park Racecourse Manager Eddie Scally said: “We are delighted that both RED MILLS & Horse Racing Ireland have come together to increase the prize-money on offer for what is one of our biggest fixtures in Gowran Park.
“Our partnership with RED MILLS has seen unbroken sponsorship for almost 40 years and Gowran Park really appreciates this investment from the Connolly family and the support this fixture enjoys from the RED MILLS clients and staff. We are really looking forward to what is shaping up to be one of the biggest RED MILLS Days ever.”
RED MILLS Day takes place in Gowran Park this Saturday, with the first going to post at 1.20pm.
Gowran Park will run its shuttle bus service from the Kilkenny Parade with buses departing at 12.20pm, returning to the parade at 5.30pm amd 6.30pm.
Tickets are available on www.gowranpark.ie