THE CURRAGH RACECOURSE WELCOMES THE FIRST IRISH CLASSICS OF THE YEAR ALONG WITH THE FIRST VIRTUAL STYLE EVENT TO KICK OFF THE RACING FASHION SEASON
ON TRACK ACTION SEES €1.65M IN PRIZEMONEY ON OFFER & OFF TRACK ACTION WILL SEE THE TIPPERARY CRYSTAL "ROMI DUBLIN" VIRTUAL STYLE EVENT
The Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival taking place at the Curragh this weekend 22nd and 23rd May sees a number of firsts for 2021, where on the track some of the best horses and jockeys in Europe will compete in the first of the Irish Classic races of the year and €1.65m in total prize money, off the track, Tipperary Crystal, proud gift partner to the Curragh Racecourse are hosting the first Racing Virtual Style Event of the Season to "Celebrate the launch of their New Collections including ROMI Dublin.
Although the Festival will take place behind closed doors to comply with Irish government protocols, excitement locally has been building steadily in advance of the weekend. Saturday will feature the 100th running of the historic Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas for colts, while attention turns to the best fillies in the 99th running of the Tattersalls 1,000 Guineas, which is the feature on Sunday along with the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup
Racing and Sponsorship Manager for the Curragh Racecourse Evan Arkwright said “We are really looking forward to the weekend and the opportunity to see some of the best horses in Europe compete over both days, viewed by millions of people all over the world. The 100th running of the Irish 2000 Guineas is of particular significance and we plan to celebrate many of the legendary winners of the race through a variety of digital activations. Our sponsors have been superb and their support of our fully sponsored programme has ensured we offer significant prize money in order for us to stage high quality competitive racing over both days.
Title partner Tattersalls, are joined as race sponsors by Weatherbys Ireland, Lanwades Stud, Heider Family Stables, Tally Ho Stud, GAIN and IEBF, while the Curragh will welcome global betting giant Betway as an official partner of the weekend for the first time
Bringing "Style back into Racing" - Tipperary Crystal are sponsoring the first Virtual Style Event of the Season which will take place on Saturday , The winning style entrant will win a €1,000 Online Tipperary Crystal Voucher plus a host of incredible prizes including a magnum of Taittinger Champagne and tickets to the 2022 Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival. Judges include Virgin Media Presenters and Top Irish Stylist Judy Gilroy and Lorna Weightman. Entries open up online on Friday evening and close on Saturday 22nd May at 2pm sharp, details on www.curragh.ie
Head of Marketing for Tipperary Crystal, Phil Donnelly said “ As the proud Gift Partner to the Curragh Racecourse, Tipperary Crystal are delighted to continue their Racing Style association. As a proud Irish Owned Company, rooted in IrishHeritage and Design, we are delighted to support authentic Irish Enterprise and individuality. Authentic design and style is at the very essence of our brand and our New Season Collection - Romi Dublin Jewellery & Handbags, is the very epitome of "Individual Style". We look forward to an incredible series of Racing at The Curragh Racecourse and invite you all to showcase your own unique Racing Style."
The Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival will attract a huge global audience with live coverage by RTE, ITV and Racing TV.