GAIN Horse Feeds announce sponsorship of Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) on Irish Gold Cup Day
GAIN Horse Feeds announced today their sponsorship of the Grade 1 Spring Juvenile Hurdle on Irish Gold Cup Day at Leopardstown with former top jockey turned trainer Joseph O’Brien at his training yard in Piltown, County Kilkenny. The impressive juvenile hurdler, Ivanovich Gorbatov, who is being aimed for the Grade 1 GAIN Spring Juvenile Hurdle was also on show to help launch this significant partnership.
Irish Gold Cup Day on Saturday February 6th is the only race day in Ireland which hosts four Grade 1 races on the one day. The GAIN Spring Juvenile Hurdle will be an important part of the race day programme and has proved a key trial for the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival over the past few years. The roll of honour of Champions includes Our Conor and Tiger Roll who both went on to win the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham, whilst Guitar Pete progressed to claim the Anniversary Hurdle at Aintree. The 2015 winner of the race, Petite Parisienne was victorious at the 4-Y-O Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival. In terms of trainers’ wins, the late Dessie Hughes, Dermot Weld and Noel Meade all equally hold three victories to date which included Guitar Pete, Our Conor, Mutineer, Hisaabaat and Unaccompanied amongst many others.
Pat Keogh, CEO Leopardstown Racecourse commented: “We are delighted to welcome GAIN Horse Feeds to Leopardstown as a Grade 1 sponsor on such a historic day. We have an excellent group of sponsors at Leopardstown and Gain Feeds are a great addition. This race has produced some notable hurdlers and this year the race promises to be a cracker with some great entries”
Mary Delaney ,Head of Equine , GAIN Horse Feeds commented: ‘‘ GAIN Horse Feeds are delighted to partner for the first time with Leopardstown Racecourse with the sponsorship of the Grade 1 GAIN Spring Juvenile Hurdle on Irish Gold Cup Day. The National Hunt sector is very important to us and this is a great opportunity to underpin our commitment to this part of the Bloodstock Industry.’’