- Tattersalls to sponsor the July Stakes and Princess of Wales’s Stakes, both Group 2 races
- Sponsorship of the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes, Group 3 Tattersalls Stakes and October Auction Stakes extended
- Deal also provides for continued use of Rowley Mile for breeze-ups
21st March 2019 – Newmarket Racecourses is delighted to announce that it has agreed a new three-year partnership with Tattersalls that will see Europe’s leading thoroughbred auction house expand its sponsorship portfolio at the Home Of Horseracing.
The new agreement will see Tattersalls increase their presence at the prestigious Moët & Chandon July Festival, not only continuing their support of the Group 1 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes for fillies and mares but adding the Group 2 Tattersalls July Stakes, for two-year-old colts and geldings, and the Group 2 Princess Of Wales’s Tattersalls Stakes, a 12-furlong contest for three-year-olds and upwards.
Last year’s July Stakes went the way of Advertise, a subsequent Group 1 winner and leading QIPCO 2000 Guineas hopeful this spring for trainer Martyn Meade and owner Phoenix Thoroughbreds, while the Princess Of Wales’s Stakes has in recent seasons gone the way of Group 1 stars such as Hawkbill and the recently-retired fan favourite Big Orange.
The new deal will see Tattersalls continue its support of the Group 3 Tattersalls Stakes (registered as the Somerville Tattersall Stakes), for two-year-old colts and geldings, and the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes, both taking place at the Rowley Mile as part of the Gold Season.
Tattersalls, the oldest bloodstock auctioneers in the world, will also continue to host its Craven and Guineas Breeze-Ups at the Rowley Mile in April and May respectively.
Amy Starkey, Regional Director of Jockey Club Racecourses, East Region, said:
“Newmarket Racecourses and Tattersalls are not only neighbours but world leaders in their fields and so it is only right that we should enjoy a fruitful partnership for the benefit of the town of Newmarket as a whole.
“We are delighted that Tattersalls have elected not only to maintain their existing sponsorships at Newmarket Racecourses but to expand their portfolio and we look forward to watching some of the world’s best horses compete for the five prestigious Tattersalls-sponsored prizes during the next three years.”
Edmond Mahony, Chairman of Tattersalls, said:
“The Group 1 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes is the flagship Tattersalls race sponsorship in Britain and we are delighted to extend our support of Newmarket Racecourses’ Moët & Chandon July Festival by adding two such prestigious Group 2 races to our extensive sponsorship portfolio.
“July Week in Newmarket is one of the highlights of the European racing and bloodstock sales calendar, combining the hugely international Tattersalls July Sale with three days of outstanding racing and our sponsorship of the Group 2 Tattersalls July Stakes and the Group 2 Princess Of Wales’s Tattersalls Stakes reinforces our commitment not only to Newmarket Racecourses, but also to supporting British racing in as many ways as we can.”
About Newmarket Racecourses
Newmarket’s two magical racecourses, the Rowley Mile and the July Course, together form the greatest venue in the East of England. Hosting exhilarating world class Flat racing, pulsating music nights, great value family days, award-winning restaurants and exceptional conferences, two years ago Newmarket Racecourses proudly celebrated 350 years of extraordinary royal patronage.
Newmarket Racecourses is part of The Jockey Club which stages thrilling sporting occasions including The Randox Health Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Investec Derby. Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences we offer through racing, music, food and entertainment. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny we make goes back into British Racing to help the sport thrive. We were founded in 1750 and today we are the largest commercial group in Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport, operating 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live and our charity, Racing Welfare. For more information visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.