Naas Racecourse have announced that Irish equine nutrition leaders Plusvital are one of a number of industry companies to step up and support the racing industry during this challenging time. The industry nutrition experts will sponsor the Plusvital Irish EBF Polonia Stakes which will be the feature race on Saturday June 20th. The fixture will be one of many fixtures to be broadcasted by RTE over the coming weeks.
Plusvital has been a leader in equine science for more than 40 years since the company’s formation in 1975. Offering a range of scientifically based products, Plusvital empowers performance for the serious competitor in racing, breeding and equine sports. Plusvital remains a family-owned business, with all products proudly manufactured in Ireland and reaching Plusvital distributors in over 30 countries worldwide.
While Plusvital have been sponsoring races in the Irish calendar for many years, this the first time they have sponsored at Naas.
Plusvital General Manger Ciara Watt commented: "Plusvital is an Irish company and this sponsorship underpins our commitment to supporting Irish racing and our valued customer base in testing times. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Naas Racecourse and all our customers for their support over the last few months and wish everyone in the industry the very best of luck for the remainder of the season.’’
New sponsors to Naas’ portfolio during this challenging time also include Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital and Compas Stallions who will sponsor the Woodlands Stakes and Committed Stakes this coming Monday. The Irish EBF recently announced their commitment to Irish racing by increasing prize money to €2.5 million. A number of existing sponsors including Sobac Soil and Clinton Higgins Chartered Accountants will increase their annual sponsorship spend and sponsor in the coming two weeks.
Eamonn McEvoy General Manager of Naas Racecourse said: “We are delighted to have Plusvital on board to sponsor the Irish EBF Polonia Stakes, we really appreciated them stepping up and supporting us now more than ever. We have also welcomed new sponsors Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital and Compas Stallions who will sponsor the listed races this coming Monday. Existing sponsors Clinton Higgins Chartered Accountants and Sobac Soil have also increased their sponsorship budget during this testing time. Our new and existing sponsors are a credit to our great industry.”
Pictured: L-R Trainer Johnny Murtagh, Dermot Cantillon Naas Chairman
and General Manager of Plusvital Ciara Watt