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February 14, 2013

BetVictor to sponsor Irish Lincolnshire

curragh-logo BetVictor, one of the leading sports betting and gaming companies in the world, have agreed to sponsor the Irish Lincolnshire. The feature race on the opening day of the flat racing season takes place at the Curragh on Sunday 24th March. The ultra competitive handicap over one mile will carry record prize money of 100,000 euro this year
Karl Riley, Marketing Director of BetVictor, said ““We are delighted to be sponsoring at the Curragh the home of Irish flat racing and one of the most iconic venues in world racing; the hope is this will be the beginning of a long and happy marriage between ourselves and the racecourse. The Irish Lincolnshire is sure to attract an ultra-competitive field for a record purse and we are proud to lend our name to the race which is sure to be a strong betting heat to mark the start of the Irish flat turf season.”
The high quality support programme includes the Group 3 Lodge Park Stud Park Express Stakes, the 200th running of the Gabriel Curran Memorial Madrid Handicap, Big Bad Bob Maiden and Tally Ho Stud two year old Maiden
Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager of the Curragh Racecourse, commented, “We are delighted to welcome BetVictor to the Curragh for the first time and hope this will be the start of a very positive partnership between us both,” he added “Entries for the race close early with the objective to generate a strong ante post market for the first feature race of the new flat racing season and we hope to attract a strong British trained challenge to take on the home team.”