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March 20, 2012

GAIN Horse Feeds to Sponsor Irish St Leger

GAIN Horse Feeds GAIN Horse Feeds, a subsidiary of Glanbia plc, has announced a two year sponsorship deal with The Curragh Racecourse for the Irish St Leger. The GAIN Horse Feeds Irish St Leger will take place on Saturday 15th September 2012. This will mark the 97th running of this 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 trail 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.