Citywest backs leading trainer and jockey titles
CITYWEST Hotel's restaurant Lemongrass will sponsor this year's leading trainer and jockey awards at the five-day Punchestown festival.
Beginning on Tuesday, the trainers' title has been won by Ireland's champion trainer Willie Mullins for the past six years and, with the likes of Cheltenham Festival winners Quevega and Sir Des Champs on his 2012 team, he could be headed for first the prize of €2,000 once again.
Stable jockey Ruby Walsh has finished top of the jockeys in nine of the last 12 festivals and would gain the same amount if making it ten out of 13.
Camilla Grey, Lemongrass Citywest proprietor, said: "The festival is a social and sporting highlight of the Irish calendar with the best of racing talent on display and we are delighted to recognise such talent.
"Being a local event means that we also have opportunities to showcase Lemongrass Citywest as an ideal pre and après racing destination. We are looking forward to welcoming festival goers through the doors next week and beyond."
Liam Holton, director of marketing at Punchestown, added: "This partnership is an excellent fit as Lemongrass Citywest is a local company offering an ideal venue for pre and post race dining. In fact, as part of the sponsorship arrangement, we had a truly delicious lunch at Lemongrass Citywest and can highly recommend it.
"Racegoers and media will be kept up to date throughout the festival with our on-course scoreboard and daily updates."