Juddmonte to sponsor Group One Pretty Polly Stakes
February 6, 2018
Juddmonte Farms Ireland has agreed to sponsor the Pretty Polly Stakes for the next three years.
The race with minimum total prize money of 250,000 euro is one of the most prestigious and valuable Group One races in Europe for fillies and mares and has an impressive role of honour with previous winners including world champion Minding, Dar Re Mi, Dance Design, and Alexander Goldrun, while the Roger Varian trained Nezwaah landed the race in 2017.
The 10 furlongs contest, which takes place on Sunday 1st July 2018, will be the highlight of day three of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival.
Juddmonte have enjoyed a long association with the Curragh having sponsored the Group 2 Beresford Stakes since 1988. The colours of Juddmonte owner Prince Khalid Abdullah have been carried to victory in many of the Curragh’s top races. These have included Classic winners Commander in Chief, Kingman, Wemyss Bight, Bolas and Enable who won the Darley Irish Oaks in spectacular style last year.
Douglas Erskine Crum CEO Juddmonte Group said: “Juddmonte is delighted to sponsor the Pretty Polly at the Curragh. The addition of this race completes our current sponsorship portfolio, with Juddmonte now sponsoring Group/Grade 1 races in the UK, Ireland, France and the USA.”
Derek McGrath, CEO The Curragh, commented: “We are very grateful to His Highness Prince Khalid and the team at Juddmonte for their generous support of the Curragh and we are delighted that they will be associated with one of our most high profile races. Our priority will be to continue to enhance our racing programme and this great news gives very positive momentum to that journey.”