Stobart Group enhances racing support via fresh sponsorship


first_img StumbleUpon Submit Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Share Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 The Stobart Group has been announced as headline sponsor of the three-day Northumberland Plate meeting, after agreements were reached with the Arena Racing Company and Newcastle Racecourse.Titled the Stobart Group Festival of Racing, the festival is scheduled to take place June 28-30, featuring a stellar racing and entertainment line-up.David Williamson, Executive Director at Newcastle Racecourse, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to extend our partnership with Stobart Group at Newcastle Racecourse.  “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Stobart Group in recent years, and we are delighted to see them take overall sponsorship of the Northumberland Plate meeting, which is an institution in the region.“We’d also like to thank longstanding sponsors, Betfred, who we’re very happy to see remain involved in the meeting, through sponsorship of races including the Northumberland Vase and Chipchase Stakes. “They have been fantastic supporters of the Northumberland Plate over the years, and we’re looking forward to another three fantastic days racing and entertainment in June.”Commencing with the Stobart Aviation Raceday, the historic festival builds up to the £150,000 Stobart Rail & Civils Northumberland Plate Day culmination, the richest two-mile handicap in Europe, on Saturday 30 June, which will be broadcast live on ITV1.David Leyden Dunbar, ARC Director of Partnerships, said: “Stobart Group were instrumental in the installation of the world class Tapeta track at Newcastle, which has helped see some of the world’s best horses come to Gosforth Park since the track was opened.  “The partnership for the premier flat meeting in Newcastle’s calendar is an obvious extension of the relationship, which we are delighted to announce.”Kirk Taylor, Managing Director of Stobart Rail & Civils, added: “Stobart Group is delighted to sponsor this year’s Plate Festival at Newcastle Racecourse. Stobart was central to the development of the all-weather track at the racecourse and is a significant supporter of British racing. “Our Rail & Civils division sponsored the Northumberland Plate in 2017 so we are very much looking forward to the Group supporting the whole festival in 2018. It will be great to see everyone there for what is sure to be a fantastic three days of racing.” Related Articles Sharelast_img

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