Ladbrokes Sponsors Irish Races

Six of seven races at launch of Galway Races Summer Festival 2011 underwritten by Ladbrokes

The latest announcement from a giant bookmaker Ladbrokes is that it is sponsoring the Saturday meeting at the launch of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2011. Six of the seven races on the day will be underwritten by the company, and in addition, the day before the end of the week-long festival will be titled "Ladbrokes Red Day," featuring the Euro 70,000 Ladbrokes "Biggest Names Best Prices" Handicap and the Euro 40,000 Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle.

According to a Galway Race spokesperson, 'Their welcome input to the country's most successful gathering on the annual festival circuit ensures that all 52 races scheduled by Galway Race Committee for the Ballybrit course are being sponsored; resulting in an enviable overall prize fund of Euro 1.6 million.'

As for Managing Director of Ladbrokes Ireland, Joe Lewins, he stated: 'We're very much looking forward to this year's festival and are delighted to be building our association with what has become one of the main highlights of the Summer. We are committed to supporting Irish racing and we have a number of plans underway that we feel will contribute to making the week even more spectacular.'

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