TRM (Thoroughbred Remedies Manufacturing) and the Curragh will extend their partnership for the 2020 racing season.
The partnership will include sponsorship of a series of handicaps, kicking off with the TRM Premier Handicap this Friday June 26th, day one of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival.
A variety of incentives to benefit stable staff will also feature as part of the partnership and will help celebrate the hard work and dedication of thousands of people who are associated with the horse racing industry.
The TRM ‘Best Turned Out Winners Draw’ will be rolled out across the season. Every winner of a best turned out prize will be in with a chance of winning €1,000 at the end of the season and each winner will also receive a TRM-Curragh gilet. This initiative will give the Curragh and TRM an additional platform to champion stable staff throughout the season.
TRM and the Curragh will also continue to support the TRM Stable Staff Appreciation Month throughout August, activating a sponsorship series of four races across the Curragh’s four fixtures on August 9th, 14th, 22nd and 28th, and provide a variety of incentives for stable staff to come racing. The leading trainer in the TRM series will receive a prize to benefit their staff.
Larry Masterson, chairman of TRM, said: “TRM wishes to show its appreciation and thanks to owners, trainers and breeders many of whom are loyal customers. TRM is committed to its continued support of horse racing especially during these unprecedented times and we wish to applaud and recognise the excellent work by the stable staff of Ireland.”
Free sire nominations up for grabs in summer series
THE Irish National Stud (INS) has announced a novel joint sponsorship with the Irish European Breeders Fund of four two-year-old fillies’ maidens this summer.
The winning breeder will receive a free nomination for the 2021 season to the named stallion of each race, beginning with the Free Eagle Irish EBF Fillies Maiden at Naas today.
The series will move on to the Curragh next Friday, Navan on July 3rd, and conclude at Leopardstown on July 23rd, with nominations to Phoenix Of Spain, National Defense and Decorated Knight up for grabs respectively.
INS chief executive Cathal Beale commented: “The INS is delighted to partner with the Irish EBF to create a summer series of two-year-old fillies’ maidens which will benefit a wide cross-section of the industry.”
Irish EBF chairman John O’Connor commented: “The Irish EBF board would like to thank the Irish National Stud for co-sponsoring with us at this crucial time. We are delighted to see stallion farms increasing their sponsorship to help the bloodstock industry at this difficult time and we would encourage other stallion farms and commercial sponsors to follow suit.”