With just ten weeks to go to the 153rd Galway Races, Galway Racecourse has today announced a new three-year sponsorship deal with BoyleSports who are the new title sponsor for the Saturday of the Galway Races Summer Festival.

The agreement will see BoyleSports sponsor four races on Saturday 30th July, including the feature race, The BoyleSports Handicap Hurdle with a value of €110,000.

BoyleSports is a family-owned firm established by John Boyle in 1982 and is now Ireland’s largest privately-owned bookmaker, boasting over 360 shops across Ireland and the UK and an extensive Online business operating under the BoyleSports.com brand.

“It’s a real privilege and honour for all of us at BoyleSports to further enhance our commitment to Irish Horse Racing by signing up as title sponsors on the Saturday of the Galway Racing Festival,” said Head of Communications, Leon Blanche.

“The Galway Summer Festival is synonymous with Horse Racing in Ireland and it’s a very exciting time to be teaming up with them as the traditional throng of racegoers returns to descend on Ballybrit. No doubt they’re in for some thrilling contests and we are looking forward to playing our part in another fabulous festival.”

“BoyleSports have been a fantastic supporter of Irish racing and we’re delighted to welcome them on board as the title sponsor for the Saturday of our Summer Festival,” added Chief Executive of Galway Racecourse Michael Moloney.

“They’ve made a huge investment in Irish horse racing over the last few years and to have them as part of our race week programme is a great addition to the week. We look forward to working with the team on making this a great success for all involved.”


Sport for Business Perspective

Galway is one of the best promoted and most iconic of Ireland’s sporting summer festivals and this announcement is the latest in a line of new sponsorship announcements and renewals. Getting the crowds back means there will be a tremendous atmosphere for Race Week.



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