BoyleSports Launch Champion Stakes At Shelbourne Park
BoyleSports were in Shelbourne Park on Tuesday to launch the first major event of their 3 year sponsorship agreement with the Dublin venue, the BoyleSports Champion Stakes.
This is the first time BoyleSports have held title sponsorship of the event.
The Classic event will run over two weekends this summer, beginning on Saturday 29th July with the final on Saturday 5th August.
Run over 550 yards, the event traditionally attracts big names to Shelbourne Park with many viewing it as the perfect entrée to the biggest Irish Greyhound competition, the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.
A total of €32,500 in prize money will be on offer, with the winner set to receive an impressive €20,000.
Earlier this year, BoyleSports reconfirmed their commitment to Irish Greyhound Racing with the announcement of the three year sponsorship agreement, which will deliver €1 Million in prize money to greyhound owners, trainers and breeders.
The agreement included their renewal of the Irish Greyhound Derby sponsorship, the addition of the Champion Stakes and also a number of supporting races and sweepstakes.
Last weekend, the first of the BoyleSports ‘Getting Out Races’ was run in Shelbourne Park and will continue each Friday and Saturday night for the remainder of the year. BoyleSports will also sponsor two Sweepstakes per month to the end of 2017.
Kevin Hennessy from BoyleSports commented, “BoyleSports are delighted to show our support to the Dublin racing community by sponsoring a series of 40 weekend Getting Out Races and two sweepstake events every month before year end. This coincides with the BoyleSports Champion Stakes and the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby which once again highlights our commitment to the Irish Greyhound industry.”
Patrick Flynn, Sales, Operations & Commercial Manager at Shelbourne Park commented, “Today’s announcement highlights the strong support from our Derby and Champion Stakes Sponsor, BoyleSports – Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker. This increased prize money will benefit owners and trainers and we thank BoyleSports for their continued support.”