Tim O'Driscoll with Roger Loughran and Sean Flanagan
have been a lifelong fan of racing and was lucky enough to have my first ever
Leopardstown winner here at last year’s festival. O’Driscoll O’Neil have
sponsored some of Ireland’s best known jockeys for a long number of years and
this association made sense for our brand given our existing sponsorship.”
O’Driscoll O’Neil Insurance Brokers and Leopardstown
Racecourse unveiled a new initiative for the upcoming Leopardstown Christmas
Festival with the Leading Trainer & Jockey Award across the four days. The
format will be familiar to regular racegoers and will keep people updated on
who is having the most winners across the week. The successful winning trainer
and jockey will receive a trophy recognising their achievements, a gift and motor
insurance generously provided by the Insurance Brokers but the real attraction
will be the honour of winning the award.
The jockey and trainer table will be updated after each race
and the leading jockey will wear an armband and the public will see the table
throughout the four days.
Announcing the award, O’Driscoll O’Neil Insurance Broker
Director Tim O’Driscoll said
“We are delighted to be a part of the Leading
Trainer & Jockey Award. I have been a lifelong fan of racing and was lucky
enough to have my first ever Leopardstown winner here at last year’s festival.
O’Driscoll O’Neil have sponsored some of Ireland’s best known jockeys for a
long number of years and this association made sense for our brand given our
Pat Keogh, Chief Executive of Leopardstown Racecourse
“We are delighted to have secured the partnership of Tim and all the
team at O’Driscoll O’Neil Insurance Brokers and are delighted with the response
from the trainers and jockeys. It is a nice addition to The Christmas Festival
and adds another piece of spice to the four days. We are very grateful to
O’Driscoll O’Neil for this great partnership."
Sean Flanagan, leading jockey, has had a long-standing
relationship with O’Driscoll O’Neil Insurance Brokers and said
difficult job jockeys do, we appreciate initiatives like this which recognise
those at the very top of our game, but we also know that racing supporters like
Tim O’Driscoll have long been committed to our game and the lads in the
weighroom are very happy to get behind this and compete for that leading jockey
armband each day. I can’t wait for the festival and am hoping Noel’s horses get
there in the form they have been in up to this point.”
This is an exciting new
three year sponsorship agreement between Leopardstown Racecourse and O’Driscoll
O’Neil Insurance Brokers. O’Driscoll O’Neil have been in business for over
thirty years, employing over 50 people. They offer bespoke insurance policies
to suit all different aspects of your business.
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