In the week of
the Goffs Thyestes Chase it is a fitting announcement that Goffs will continue
their sponsorship of this iconic race for a further three years up until 2024.
The race has become known as the race that stops a county and this years
edition takes place on 23rd January.
The team at
Goffs are delighted to extend this sponsorship and Mr Henry Beeby, Goffs Group
Chief Executive said "Goffs is delighted to continue our association with
the iconic Thyestes Chase which is one of the key races in the National Hunt
calendar and a superb days racing."
As one would
expect the team at Gowran Park are delighted with the sponsorship renewal and
are really looking forward to the next three years. General Manager Eddie
Scally said: “We are very pleased that Goffs have continued to sponsor our
biggest race. The Goffs brand is renowned in racing and is a perfect fit for our time honoured chase. The Goffs Thyestes Chase is without question the most
anticipated race at Gowran Park & Goffs continued support of this is a
massive vote of confidence to us all at Gowran Park.”
Goffs Thyestes Chase goes to post at 3pm and there will be much anticipation in
the air. Final declarations will be known on Wednesday morning however entries
include Acapella Bourgeois, Chef Des Obeaux, Ex Patriot and the early bookies
favourite Minella Till Dawn trained by Gordon Elliott.
There is a very
interesting card on the day with the John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle going to post
at 1.50pm won in the past two years by Presenting Percy who is also entered
online at GowranPark.ie will give prompt access to the track as they can be
printed off or scanned on the phone. People who purchase online can avail of
reduced ticket prices. At the entrance on the day tickets will be priced at €25
for adults and €20 for OAP/Students.
Aside from the
top-class racing Gowran Park has a host of entertainment for everyone to enjoy
after racing. There is live music on all floors and in the Heineken Live
Gates open at
10.30am with the first race going to post at 12.45pm. Courtesy buses will run
from the gates of Kilkenny Castle Gates from 10.45am on the day & return at