Horse racing is alive and well in Ireland. The Irish bookmaker BoyleSports has announced a glittering deal that will see it sponsoring Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin, for a period of 3 years. Foremost among the attractions at Leopardstown Racecourse is the January Jumps Weekend. This entertaining contest kicks off on January 28th 2012, and BoyleSports is set to provide its punters with super-sized bonuses to the connections of any of the horses who win the ritzy Leopardstown double and the Cheltenham contest.
The sponsorship terms and conditions explicitly state that BoyleSports will be the biggest sponsor of the Grade-B Hurdle at Leopardstown racetrack. A single payout of some €100,000 will go to the winner of the contest if the said horse also competes in and wins the Cheltenham Festival hurdle competition. The icing on the cake is the range of generous bonuses being made available by BoyleSports to horseracing punters in the form of bonuses each year. A figure of €150,000 has been set aside for that purpose.
Prizes up for Grabs
- BoyleSports will sponsor the Grade B Hurdle with a cash bonus of €100,000 going to the winner (provided the winner attends and wins the Cheltenham Festival contest.
- BoyleSports will sponsor the Grade 2 Novice Steeplechase, and provide a mega €50,000 to the winner of the race provided they win the March Extravaganza contest.
Last year’s winning horse was Final Approach. The trainer Willie Mullins was chuffed with the all-new BoyleSports Handicap Hurdle and the super-sized bonus on offer. Final Approach won the prestigious MCR Hurdle and then went on to win the Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle in Cheltenham in March 2011.
Horse racing is wildly popular across Ireland. The sport is followed by a large international audience of punters and racing enthusiasts. Horse racing is run on an All Ireland basis and Horse Racing Ireland is the authority for all 25 racecourses in the Republic of Ireland and the 2 racecourses in Northern Ireland.