Jim Ryan, CEO of ersg with Le Richebourg, winner of the The Arkle in 2019 and trainer Joseph O'Brien
“Being Irish myself, I am personally delighted to be sponsoring the Dublin Racing Festival in Leopardstown. This is the third year ersg, as a business, have attended the Festival and following the announcement of our new office in Dublin in October we felt this was the right time to show our support to the local area.” - Jim Ryan, CEO of ersg.
ersg Announced as new Sponsor of Renowned Leopardstown Race• The Grade 1 Arkle Novice Chase with be the ersg Arkle Novice Chase• The ersg Arkle Novice Chase will be held on Day 1 of Dublin Racing Festival on 1st February 2020• Prize Money for Dublin Racing Festival Increases to over €2 million for 202016 December 2020: Leopardstown Racecourse and ersg have today announced that one of the feature races in the Irish horse racing calendar is to be sponsored by leading global recruitment specialist, ersg. The feature race, which will take place on Saturday 1st February as part of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown will from today be known as The ersg Arkle Novice Steeplechase. One of the most anticipated races of the influential Dublin Racing Festival, the Grade 1 ersg Arkle Novice Chase has a role of honour second to none. First run as a Grade 1 event in 2002, subsequent Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Kicking King was successful for trainer Tom Taaffe and Barry Geraghty just two years later. Willie Mullins had won that inaugural running with the Ruby Walsh-ridden Assessed and he was also successful with Missed That, ridden by David Casey, in 2006 and the Paul Townend-ridden Golden Silver in 2009.Mullins won the race with superstars Un De Sceaux and Douvan, with Walsh in the saddle, in 2015 and 2016 respectively and was successful with the celebrated Footpad and Paul Townend in 2018. Jessica Harrington and Henry De Bromhead are the other trainers to have won the race on more than one occasion. The ersg Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown is on Day 1 of Dublin Racing Festival which takes place on 1s and 2nd of February 2020. The festival features eight Grade 1 races with leading horses, jockeys and trainers from the UK and Ireland competing in National Hunt racing at its finest. Dublin Racing Festival will once again be increasing the prize funds for the races to a total of €2,125,000 over the weekend. All Grade 1 races will have a prize fund of €150,000 or more and the minimum level of prize money for any race is €100,000.Vicki Donlon, Marketing & Sponsorship Manager at Leopardstown Racecourse, said: "We are delighted to welcome ersg as a partner at Leopardstown, it is through the support of our sponsors and Horse Racing Ireland that Dublin Racing Festival has established itself so prominently in the National Hunt calendar and that prize money can once again be raised. We hope that this will further strengthen the quality and breadth of the runners over the weekend. We are very grateful for ersg’s generous support and we look forward to making this a very successful partnership." Jim Ryan, CEO of ersg, added: “Being Irish myself, I am personally delighted to be sponsoring the Dublin Racing Festival in Leopardstown. This is the third year ersg, as a business, have attended the Festival and following the announcement of our new office in Dublin in October we felt this was the right time to show our support to the local area.”-ENDS-Jim Ryan, CEO of ersg with Le Richebourg, winner of the The Arkle in 2019 and trainer Joseph O'Brien Vicki Donlon, Marketing, Sponsorship & Events Manager, LeopardstownE: [email protected]M: +353 (0) 872029195 Editors Notes: • ersgEstablished in 2008 ersg are an award-winning global specialist recruiter that offer expert market and industry knowledge, exceptional service, integrity and a flexible partnership approach to our clients.As an international workforce solutions provider, our clients, in the energy and technical services markets rely on us to provide the type of candidate that they won’t find anywhere else. We have the expertise to deliver highly skilled professionals at any stage of a project right through to managing the full lifecycle.
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