The Racing Post has confirmed that it will sponsor the Grade 1 novice chase and four other races on the opening afternoon of the Leopardstown Christmas meeting on December 26.
The Racing Post Grade 1 Novice Chase had previously been sponsored by John Durkan Homes and Bord Na Mona and was won last year by Noel Meade’s Realt Dubh
Mark Flood, managing director of the Racing Post in Ireland, said: “Ever since our dedicated Irish edition launched in Ireland in 2010 we have been building up to a sponsorship like this and we are really looking forward to our involvement with this fabulous racing and social occasion.
“There’s a real momentum in Leopardstown at the moment and we want to be part of that.”
Ciaran Conroy, commercial manager at Leopardstown, said: “We welcome the Racing Post, a brand synonymous with Irish racing, as title sponsor of the opening day of our festival. ”