Plusvital Continue Sponsorship Of The Devoy Stakes And Recognise All Connections

Irish equine science company Plusvital, will continue their sponsorship of the Devoy Stakes on the opening weekend of the Irish Flat racing season at Naas Racecourse.

The Plusvital Devoy Stakes is a highly competitive early season target for some of Ireland’s leading middle-distance and staying horses. Now in their fourth year supporting Naas Racecourse, Plusvital are proud sponsors of the 1m2f Listed race.

Layfayette was the impressive winner of the 2022 renewal on his seasonal debut for trainer Noel Meade. The 5-year-old gelding continued his winning streak progressing through the grades by taking the Group 3 Alleged Stakes and then the Group 2 Mooresbridge Stakes, both at The Curragh.

Ahead of this year’s renewal on Sunday 26 March, Plusvital have also announced in addition to the €500 breeder prize they provided last year they will also provide a new additional prize for the trainer of the winning horse, who will now also be awarded €500 worth of Plusvital products.

Additionally, to acknowledge their contribution to the industry and to this opening meeting all the winning ‘Best Turned Out’ grooms of each of the races on the day will be recognised with a Plusvital equine care pack.

Speaking about the continued support Mike Shelly, CEO of Plusvital said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Naas Racecourse for a fourth year through our sponsorship of the Plusvital Devoy Stakes on the opening weekend of the flat season. 

“This sponsorship underpins our commitment to the Irish thoroughbred industry and our valued customer base. We are delighted to award an additional prize this year for the winning trainer of the Plusvital Devoy Stakes with €500 worth of Plusvital products. The racing and bloodstock industry are at the core of our business and we want to continue to support the industry that supports us.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Naas Racecourse for their support. Irish Flat trainers continue to excel on the world stage and Plusvital are proud to be part of this opening weekend that is set to showcase the talent and consistency of these trainers.’’

Eamonn McEvoy, General Manager of Naas Racecourse said: “We are thrilled to welcome back Plusvital for their fourth year of sponsoring the Plusvital Devoy Stakes and we thank them for their continued support. We have seen huge success from the race in four short years including subsequent Group 1 winner Broome and last year’s Mooresbridge winner Layfayette.”


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