Limerick Racecourse has announced
Matchbook Betting Exchange as the new sponsor of the Matchbook Betting Exchange Grade 1 Novice Chase on St
Stephen’s Day as part of a three-year agreement.
The Matchbook Betting Exchange Grade 1 Novice Chase is the
feature race on St. Stephen’s Day, the opening day of the iconic four day Mr
Binman Christmas Racing Festival. The
race, over a distance on 2 miles and 3½ furlongs, has been won by subsequent
Grade 1 winners Sir Des Champs, Gilgamboa, Outlander and Bellshill in recent
years and is the only Grade 1 race in Munster. The Matchbook Betting Exchange Grade 1 Novice Chase will be
shown live on RTE television on St Stephens Day.
Matchbook is a sports betting
exchange community focussing on customer needs and offering the best value
commission rates and liquidity in the market. The Cork-based company are a growing force in
Ireland and the UK and strive to provide a best-in-class platform for users to
have the ultimate online betting experience.
O’Callaghan, General Manager of Limerick Racecourse,
commented: “We are delighted to
welcome Matchbook Betting Exchange to Limerick Racecourse as sponsor of The Matchbook
Betting Exchange Grade 1 Novice Chase for the next three years. The Matchbook
Betting Exchange Grade 1 Novice Chase has always been a distinctive race with
notable winners in recent years.
their very generous support we will be increasing the prize fund to €100,000
which will make it one of the most valuable races run in Ireland on the day. We
look forward to working with the Matchbook team and making this a very
successful partnership over the coming years."
Brosnan, CEO of Matchbook, said: "We
are delighted to further expand our sponsorship portfolio in Ireland with this
high-quality Grade 1 Novice Chase at Limerick. It is important to us that our
sponsorship makes a difference and we are thrilled that our contribution to the
prize fund brings it up to €100,000.
partnership is made extra special being Limerick’s first ever Grade 1 race and
this three-year partnership further demonstrates Matchbook’s commitment to the
horse racing industry.”