IGB & GAIN Dogfood sign major sponsorship deal

SportBy Sunday World
Greyhound racing gets a boost
Greyhound racing gets a boost

The Irish Greyhound Board are delighted to today announce that a record seven of the top events on the 2015 greyhound calendar will be sponsored by GAIN Dog Food.

The considerable one year sponsorship will see GAIN Dog Food at the forefront of numerous classic and sweepstake events throughout the exhilarating greyhound racing calendar.

GAIN Dog Foods have a long association with sponsoring major greyhound racing events with the GAIN Dog Food Irish Cesarewitch having the title of the longest running GAIN Classic event that is now in its 11th year. In addition GAIN will now hold Title Sponsor of the GAIN Open 600, GAIN Feeds Corn Cuchulainn, GAIN Select Stakes, GAIN Feeds Christmas Oaks 525 and GAIN Cambridgeshire Open 750. They will also sponsor as part of the Night of Champions Night in Tralee in June and a further five sweepstakes at Irish Greyhound Board stadia across Ireland in Galway, Limerick, Tralee, Curaheen Park and Newbridge. These sweepstakes including the 7 major national events will carry a combined prize fund in excess of €120,000!

Speaking about the investment Colin Walsh, IGB Director of Commercial Operations said, “We are delighted to announce the continued support of GAIN Dog Food towards the greyhound racing industry in Ireland. This major investment demonstrates their ongoing commitment to the Irish greyhound racing classic events and secures the ongoing success of these historical races for the 750,000 people that attend greyhound racing each year. I would personally like to thank John Fox- Sales Manager, Ciara Watt-Brand Manager and William Rigney- Business Manager for GAIN Dog Food for their significant role in this sponsorship and look forward to a bustling calendar of successful Gain sponsored events ”

Speaking on the sponsorship deal Ciara Watt , GAIN Feeds Brand Manager stated:‘GAIN Dog Food is committed to supporting the Irish Greyhound Racing Industry and our loyal customer base and on that basis we are proud to extend our sponsorship for 2015 of these high profile races. 2014 was an excellent year for GAIN Dog Food with remarkable results and we see this investment as a great opportunity to support our customers. Wishing all our customers continued success over the coming year’’.

Photo below shows Colin Walsh, Director of Commercial Operations IGB, William Rigney, Commercial Manager GAIN & Geraldine Larking CEO of Irish Greyhound Board announcing GAINs nationwide sponsorship for 2015.