Irish St Leger gets new sponsor

The Comer Group will sponsor the Irish St Leger for the next three years.

This year marks the 100th running of the Group One, which will take place at the Curragh on September 14.

The new sponsorship deal will see the total prize fund increase from €200,000 euro in 2013 to €300,000 euro this year,.

Luke Comer, chairman of the Comer Group said: “We are delighted and honoured to have been given the opportunity to sponsor this great race and we look forward to a very exciting three years working with the Curragh helping to ensure that the Irish St Leger remains one of the most prestigious and important Classic races in Europe.”

Evan Arkwright, commercial manager of the Curragh, said: “Our priority will be to attract the very best staying horses from Europe and ensure the race continues to be the premier trial in Europe for the Emirates Melbourne Cup.”

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