Friday 4 April 2008

REA and Punchestown join forces

Punchestown today announced yet another sponsorship deal for its 2008 festival, this time with Real Estate Alliance, the Irish property group of auctioneers and estate agents. Real Estate Alliance will sponsor the Real Estate Alliance Handicap Hurdle of €50,000run over 3 Miles on Thursday, April 24rd.

The race, run over three miles has been increased in value by €20,000 this year and is sure to complement a super race program for Thursday, April 24th. It is an extended handicap hurdle for four year olds and upwards rated 88-130. This is the first race sponsorship that Real Estate Alliance has entered into and they will be entertaining 220 corporate clients on the day also.

Announcing the sponsorship deal, Dick O'Sullivan, manager of Punchestown commented ‘We are delighted to have Real Estate Alliance on board as sponsors at the 2008 festival. Each sponsor is incredibly important to the festival and its success and I have no doubt that the extra €20k added to the prize value will attract a top class field. We are delighted to see that National Hunt racing continues to attract new sponsors such as Real Estate Alliance.’