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BoyleSports extends backing of Irish Grand National

Bookmaker BoyleSports has struck a four-year extension to its title sponsorship of the Irish Grand National, the country’s richest contest in jump horse racing.

The Irish company has backed the race at Fairyhouse Racecourse in County Meath since 2014. The renewal of the deal comes with the 2020 event set to mark its 150th anniversary.

The €500,000 ($551,000) Irish Grand National serves as the centrepiece of the three-day Easter Festival, which this year runs from April 11 to Monday April 13, when the race will be held.

Peter Roe, general manager of Fairyhouse Racecourse, said: “The BoyleSports Irish Grand National is a truly iconic Irish sporting event with such a long and illustrious history so we are thrilled to work with an indigenous and innovative Irish brand such as BoyleSports who have been involved in the betting industry for over three decades from their base in Dundalk.

“We have exciting plans to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Boylesports Irish Grand National over the entire three days of our Easter Festival and we look forward to working with BoyleSports to deliver a very special racing and social experience for all our customers.”