Leading French sales company ARQANA to renew sponsorship of Marwell Stakes at Naas

Naas Racecourse are delighted to announce French sales company ARQANA have renewed their sponsorship of the Irish EBF Marwell Stakes for another three years.

The international auction house based in Deauville first sponsored the race in 2020, the year it was introduced to the Naas flat calendar and this year’s renewal will take the company’s association with the County Kildare track into its fourth year in 2023.

Run over five furlongs and restricted to two-year-old fillies, the Listed contest has an increased prize fund this year of €50,000 and is one of the feature races on the card at the Naas Summer Racing and BBQ Evening on July 26. 

UK Trainer, Alice Haynes scored with her first Irish runner in the race last year with Lady Hollywood. The Havana Grey filly went on to Group 3 success in the Prix d'Arenberg in Longchamp later in the season.

The ARQANA Irish EBF Marwell stakes consistently attracts high class fillies and has previously been won by Group 1 winner Miss Amulet (2020) and Group 2 winner Ladies Church (2021).

Mathieu Legars, Bloodstock Member at ARQANA "We are absolutely delighted to renew our partnership with Naas Racecourse. We are committed to supporting racing and breeding throughout the world and particularly in a country like Ireland with which we have so many links, as demonstrated by the many Irish buyers and vendors who place their trust in us throughout the year by attending the Sales in Deauville. Naas Racecourse holds some great race meetings, and it is a real pleasure to work with such an enthusiastic and dynamic team. We look forward to this year’s Marwell Stakes and to congratulating the winner.”

Eamonn McEvoy, General Manager of Naas Racecourse “The Board and Management at Naas Racecourse are delighted to have ARQANA extend their sponsorship of the ARQANA Irish EBF Marwell Stakes for a further three years.  A world leader in the sale of thoroughbred racehorses they continue to churn out top class horses from their Deauville base including this year’s ultra-tough Group 1 winner Paddington.  The team at Deauville are simply fantastic to work with and the date fits in perfectly for them to meet their many Irish clients before the hustle and bustle of sale season.”

The ARQANA Irish EBF Marwell Stakes will be one of 7 races to take place at Naas Racecourse on July 26th (evening meeting) the card also features the listed Yeomanstown Stud Stakes.

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