Paddy Power extends Cheltenham sponsorship deal

Paddy Power extends Cheltenham sponsorship deal

Bookmaker Paddy Power will back the Paddy Power Gold Cup and two other races at Cheltenham's Open meeting until 2012 after signing a three-year extension to their sponsorship deal.

The three-day Open takes place in mid-November and in crowd terms it is the third most popular jumps fixture behind the Cheltenham Festival and Grand National meeting.

The deal includes the Paddy Power Gold Cup, Friday's paddypower.com Handicap Chase and Sunday's Paddy Power Intermediate Handicap Hurdle.

Paddy Power himself said: "The agreement underpins Paddy Power's continued commitment to racing in a time of adversity for the industry and we're ecstatic to be part of an extremely rare good news story concerning racing sponsorship, bucking the recent trend of so many others pulling the plug on their support."

More in this Section

Neil Warnock leaves Cardiff by mutual consentNeil Warnock leaves Cardiff by mutual consent

'Why are we changing again?': Michael Murphy critical of GAA's rules tinkering'Why are we changing again?': Michael Murphy critical of GAA's rules tinkering

Banned coach Alberto Salazar appeals to CASBanned coach Alberto Salazar appeals to CAS

Daniel James enjoying challenges of life in the Premier League fast laneDaniel James enjoying challenges of life in the Premier League fast lane


Lifestyle

Helen O’Callaghan on the dangers of products high in caffeine.The dangers of energy drinks full of sugar

When bride-to-be Alma Clohessy enlisted her mother Rita’s help in planning her wedding, they made the most of every precious moment together.Wedding of the Week: 'It was the best, yet most emotional day of my life'

As you may be aware, new rules around motor insurance documentation have been introduced. The rules are aimed at improving transparency for consumers but a broker is warning they may have unintended consequences and could cause some confusion among policy holders.Drive a hard bargain for better car insurance

When Peter Ryan lost 90% of his vision in his early 20s, his readjustment was emotionally painful, but maturing, says Helen O’CallaghanA new way of seeing the world: Peter Ryan talks about losing 90% of his sight in his early 20s

More From The Irish Examiner