CONNOLLY’S Red Mills will continue to sponsor the grooms’ canteen at the Punchestown Festival.

In addition to the canteen sponsorship, stable staff will be entertained by the popular ‘Spin To Win’ promotion and giveaways, while the Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Shampoo Bar will be available in the wash bays each day of the festival.

Punchestown also sees the fifth staging of the €75,000 Red Mills Irish EBF Auction Series Hurdle Final on the second day of the meeting. The final is open to all horses who ran in one of the 15 qualifying races, each worth €20,000.

“We are delighted to continue our support for the grooms’ canteen at the Punchestown Festival,” said Gareth Connolly, CEO of Connolly’s Red Mills. “This sponsorship is our way of recognising the hard work and dedication of the stable staff, who are the unsung heroes of the racing industry.

“This series continues to provide opportunities for horses bought for €45,000/€30,000 at the store sales.”

Punchestown’s sponsorship manager Leona Hughes said: “Red Mills go above and beyond in enhancing the stable staff experience with complimentary meals and refreshments, as well as a full programme of engagement in the yard itself. We are very fortunate to collaborate with industry leaders like Red Mills to deliver an enhanced experience for stable staff who are truly the backbone of the industry.”

There will also be a pop-up Red Mills Store in the shopping village.