Tattersalls Ireland confirm sponsorship at the 2022 Dublin Racing Festival

Tim Husbands and Simon Kerins at Leopardstown
Tim Husbands and Simon Kerins at Leopardstown

Tattersalls Ireland are delighted to confirm sponsorship at the 2022 Dublin Racing Festival in Leopardstown and announce that they will be the new sponsor of the Grade 1 Novice Hurdle on Sunday 6 February. 

Tattersalls Ireland has sponsored at Dublin Racing Festival for the past four years with huge success and now looks forward to being associated with a race of this calibre. The Grade 1 Novice Hurdle consistently attracts the best Novice hurdlers in Ireland and has previously been won by many Derby Sale graduates including Asterion Forlonge (2020) and Appreciate It (2021). 

Run over 2miles and with a prize fund of €150,000, the race is traditionally a highlight on a stellar weekend of Irish National Hunt racing. 

It was another fantastic renewal of Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown in 2021 and some of the performances from the stars on show can only be described as extraordinary. Derby Sale graduates dominated across the weekend and enjoyed Grade 1 success across four races headlined by Honeysuckle’s back-to-back Irish Champion Hurdle victory. 

Commenting on the sponsorship of the Grade 1 Novice Hurdle, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins said; 

“Dublin Racing Festival is the most competitive weekend of the season in Ireland and is an event that are we extremely proud to be associated with. The timing of the sponsorship of the Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle is a great fit for us as it coincides with the launch of our Derby Sale inspections, where we continue to secure the very best store horses for our flagship sale in June. We are very much looking forward to the 2022 renewal and a superb weekend of racing.”

Tim Husbands MBE, Leopardstown Chief Executive said;

“Tattersalls Ireland are an established partner of Dublin Racing Festival and championed the event from its inception for which we are very grateful. We are delighted that they will now support the Grade 1 Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle, a race with an illustrious history where many of the runners have graduated from their sales. We are looking forward to further strengthening our relationship with Tattersalls Ireland which will ultimately enhance the quality of racing at Dublin Racing Festival.”