Channelle Pharma sponsoring Galway Races for 37 years running

Galway Daily sport Channelle Pharma sponsoring Galway Races for 37 years running
Galway Races. Photo Credit: INPHO/Galway Races

Chanelle Pharma are retaining their place as one of the longest serving sponsors of the Galway Races, backing the Trainer Award once again.

The Loughrea based company has been backing the annual summer festival for 37 years now, starting from when it first opened its doors in 1985.

Michael Burke, Managing Director of Chanelle, said “Being a Galway company we have a very special affinity to the Galway Races. It’s the biggest horsing racing festival in Ireland and we are honoured to be associated with it since 1985.”

“Trainers make a significant contribution to the festival and we are proud to support them and their stable staff with this prize money on offer for the weeks overall Leading Trainer.”

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Michael Burke, Chanelle Pharma

The Trainer Award comes with a €5,000 prize pot from Chanelle, which is split between €3,000 for the trainer themself, and €2,000 for the stable staff.

Michael Burke added, “The stable staff do a tremendous job supporting the Galway Races and we want to recognise that.”

“Due to the work behind the scenes by them, the Galway Races can be confident that new trainers, owners, jockeys, horses and festival goers will recognise that the product being produced is one of the best in the world”.

For the past six years running, the Leading Trainer award has gone to Willie Mullins, a former jockey who has been training horses since 1988, and won countless prizes in Ireland, the UK, and France.

Michael Moloney, General Manager of Galway Races added, “The Chanelle Pharma leading trainer award is a long-established part of The Galway Races and we are delighted it has remained with Chanelle for so long”.