Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) announced on Monday that willwego.com have become the new title sponsors of the Irish St Leger at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.
The announcement was made at the draw on Monday with willwego.com agreeing to sponsor the prestigious event for the next four years from 2023 to 2026.
Willwego.com is an online shop for sports, music, entertainment, and community events.
Below is the redacted statement published on the GRI website.
Ray Quinn, Head of Venues and Entertainment at willwego.com, said: “We are delighted to sponsor the willwego.com Irish St Leger at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.
“Each one of us at willwego.com is really thrilled to get the opportunity to partner with a fellow entertainment venue in Greyhound Racing Ireland.”
He continued: “We feel it’s a great fit for our business, and we look forward to great nights out at the track in the coming weeks culminating with the final on Saturday, November 25th.”
Leon Blanche, CCO (Chief Commercial Officer) of Greyhound Racing Ireland, said: “We are delighted to welcome our new sponsors willwego.com. It’s a hugely positive announcement for the industry guaranteeing a very substantial prize fund for this prestigious competition up to and including 2026. The willwego.com Irish St leger is an eagerly anticipated competition with huge interest. We very much look forward to the event kicking off at Limerick Greyhound Stadium this Saturday night”.
The Irish St Leger is a greyhound racing competition held annually at Limerick Greyhound Stadium at Greenpark, Dock Road. The competition is an original classic race and was inaugurated in 1932 at Celtic Park in Belfast but found a permanent home at the old Markets Field Greyhound Stadium in Limerick after it was hosted at various locations.
This Classic event has always been the highlight of the year at the Munster based track with the role of honour including some big names like Clonbrien Hero, Ballymac Anton, Epic Hero and most recent victor Bobsleigh Dream. It’s run over 550 yards, with this being the last Classic event of the year on the greyhound calendar before the Winter Festival.
The winner of the willwego.com Irish St. Leger will receive €30,000 with the event kicking off this Saturday, 28th October. The first-round draw was completed on Monday evening, and a follow-up press release will be sent on Tuesday, 24th October.
St. Leger Competition Dates:
Round 1: Saturday 28th October
Round 2: Saturday 4th November
Quarter-Finals: Saturday 11th November
Semi-Finals: Saturday 18th November
Final: Saturday 25th November
For the full GRI statement, visit https://grireland.ie/talking-dogs/greyhound-racing-ireland-announce-willwego.com-as-new-irish-st.leger-sponsors/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Post&utm_campaign=Irish+St+Leger