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Punchestown signs new title sponsor for Gold Cup

Punchestown Racecourse has announced Bibby Financial Services Ireland as the title sponsor of its showpiece Gold Cup race.

Under an initial one-year deal, the newly named Bibby Financial Services Gold Cup will boast a total prize fund of €200,000 ($270,000) – an increase of €50,000 over last year’s purse.

The three-mile steeplechase will feature leading jockeys Barry Geraghty and Ruby Walsh, who will be chasing a fifth victory in the event when it runs on April 30.

Ronan Horgan, managing director of Bibby Financial Services Ireland, said: “The Bibby Financial Services Punchestown Gold Cup provides us with an excellent platform to engage with our current customers, connect with new ones and grow our base of financial advisors so that we are in the best position to support the SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) sector in Ireland.”