Red Mills back feature races

  • Last Updated: February 6 2013, 13:44 GMT

Connolly's Red Mills have been unveiled as the new sponsors for two of the leading races for juvenile fillies in 2013.

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The company will back the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket on 29 September, valued at £170,000 and York's Lowther Stakes on 22 August which is worth £150,000.

It is the company's largest ever sponsorship agreement outside of Ireland.

Spokesman Gareth Connolly said: "The UK is our largest export market. This prestigious sponsorship coincides with the introduction of Derek Fallon and Michael O'Hagan to our UK team in support of our growing market share. Our investment is a significant commitment to the British thoroughbred industry at the highest leveL."

Amy Starkey, Jockey Club Regional Director East, said: "We are delighted that Connolly's Red Mills has agreed to sponsor the Cheveley Park Stakes. This Group 1 race has a rich history and we are very pleased that the established feed expert Connolly's Red Mills has chosen to associate with it."

James Brennan, Head of Marketing and sponsorship at York racecourse added: "I'm delighted to have secured such a positive supporter in Connolly's Red Mills for what will be the richest ever running of this famous juvenile contest at £150,000. The role of sponsors in staging high quality racing and what that means as a return to the participants in the sport should always be valued."

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