• Cyril McAree

The Curragh Extend Partnership with FBD Hotels & Resorts

The Curragh are delighted to announce that they have continued their association with FBD Hotels & Resorts as the official Hotel partners of the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival taking place on 27th and 28th May. The prestigious weekend of top class racing attracts some of the world’s best horses and jockeys to compete over two days. The partnership package includes sponsorship of competitive 50,000 euro Premier Handicap races on both days of the festival.

Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager of the Curragh Racecourse commented: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with FBD Hotels and Resorts and look forward to working with their CEO David Kelly and his team. The sponsorship is a very welcome boost for the racecourse as we approach a very busy period for the racecourse.”

FBD Hotels & Resorts own and manage two hotels in Ireland; Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, Dublin; Faithlegg House Hotel, Waterford and two resorts in southern Spain: La Cala Resort and Sunset Beach Club. They supported the much acclaimed “Lester Piggott Exhibition” which was one of the highlights of last year’s Guineas Festival. “Following on from our sponsorship of the Lester Piggott Exhibition with The Curragh last year, we are delighted to continue our support as Official Hotel Partner of the 2017 Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival”, commented David Kelly, CEO of FBD Hotels & Resorts. The Curragh commenced a major development project earlier this year and is looking forward to an exciting summer season having just staged their first weekend of racing this year.

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