Patrick O Callaghan, General Manager of Limerick Racecourse, Joe Cleary, Sales & Marketing Director, Mr Binman and jockey Calvin Nugent pictured at the announcement of Mr Binman as the Title Sponsor
Mr Binman, the Limerick head-quartered waste recycling business, has confirmed that it has reached a three-year agreement to be title sponsor of the popular four day Christmas Racing Festival at Limerick Racecourse.
The iconic four-day festival which commences on Wednesday December 26 will be known as the Mr Binman Christmas Racing Festival and the waste recycling company will also sponsor the Mr Binman Handicap Steeplechase on St Stephen’s Day.
Mr Binman, which employs over 130 people in the region, services over 35,000 household customers and 3,500 commercial clients in Ireland.
Patrick O’Callaghan, General Manager of Limerick Racecourse, said: “I am delighted to welcome Mr Binman on board as the title sponsor of the four-day Christmas Racing Festival. Mr Binman have been great supporters of Limerick Racecourse for a numbers of years now and will also continue to sponsor the Mr Binman Handicap Steeplechase on St Stephens Day. Mr Binman is an established household name in both Limerick and Munster and we feel that it is essential for us to engage with businesses within the community.
“We look forward to making this a successful partnership for both parties and for the benefit of the racing public.”
Joe Cleary, Sales and Marketing Director of Mr Binman, commented: “We are proud to announce our association with the Christmas Racing Festival at Limerick Racecourse. We like to be involved in the heart of the community in which we operate and this festival is a huge boost for the local economy every year.
“We are excited about this partnership and we intend to help the Christmas festival at Limerick Racecourse go from strength to strength over the coming years.”
Limerick Racecourse will also stage the only Grade 1 race to be run in Munster with the recent announcement that the Greenmount Park Novice Chase has been upgraded in time for the Limerick Christmas Festival. The feature race on each of the four days of the festival will be televised live on RTE.
With over 40,000 patrons expected to attend, the Mr Binman Christmas Racing Festival promises to be one of the most exciting festivals in recent years. For more information, see www.limerickraces.ie.