In a significant development for horseracing enthusiasts, the QuinnBet Grand National Trial is set to captivate audiences with an increased prize fund of €100,000 ($108,176) and its elevation to listed status.

Since January 2023, QuinnBet has been at the forefront of promoting the Punchestown Grand National Trial, committing to a three-year sponsorship. This year, the QuinnBet Grand National Trial, scheduled for February 18th, promises to be a centerpiece of QuinnBet’s National Hunt sponsorship strategy in Ireland.

Niall McPartland, QuinnBet’s Head of Sponsorship & Commercial, expressed delight in renewing the sponsorship, asserting, “QuinnBet is delighted to renew the sponsorship of the Grand National Trial Handicap Chase at Punchestown in 2024 and beyond! This is our second consecutive year to sponsor this race and we are very proud to continue our association with the home of Irish jumps and our sponsorship of Irish racing.

McPartland continued, “The Grand National Trial is considered a key stepping stone for Irish and UK Grand National contenders. The impressive prizepot of €100,000 will attract a strong field for the 2024 QuinnBet Grand National and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank HRI for their support of the race and Punchestown sponsorship manager Leona Hughes and the team for their assistance in ensuring the success of showcasing our brand at this iconic venue.”

Leona Hughes, the Sponsorship Manager at Punchestown, echoed the sentiments of the partnership, stating, “It has been a pleasure to work alongside the QuinnBet team across this three-year deal. We are always aiming to improve and progress, so the increased prize fund and promotion to the listed category is great news and will go a long way to further enhance what is a feature handicap race on the Irish calendar. We had a lovely crowd here for the 2023 renewal, so hope to welcome the same again for an afternoon of quality racing with plenty of chase races on offer.”

As the QuinnBet Grand National Trial gears up for an exciting edition with an enhanced prize fund, horseracing enthusiasts are in for a treat. QuinnBet’s commitment to elevating the status of this race and its positive impact on the Irish racing calendar cannot be overstated. Simultaneously, the conclusion of horse racing in Macau adds an element of change to the global racing landscape.

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