Peter Farrell

There was some welcome news yesterday as Matchbook Betting Exchange was announced as the title sponsor of the upcoming 2021 Irish St. Leger at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.

This will be Matchbook’s first sponsorship partnership with GRI and its fitting that it will be sponsoring one of Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious greyhound racing events in the Irish racing calendar. Of course, the opening round of the upcoming St. Leger is just around the corner and the first round heats are pencilled in for Saturday, October 30th. The event will then run for four consecutive weeks with the final scheduled for Saturday, November 27th. As an added bonus, the final will also be broadcast live online and on Racing Post Greyhound TV (RPGTV).

Gerard Dollard, CEO of Greyhound Racing Ireland, said, “We are delighted to welcome Matchbook to Limerick Greyhound Stadium as title sponsor of the St Leger, an event with a long and prestigious history.”

“GRI has secured a number of new sponsors in recent years, which has helped to promote greyhound racing and support the GRI in progressing the delivery of a range of the care and welfare initiatives,” added Mr. Dollard. “The newest sponsorship agreement demonstrates Matchbook’s commitment to the greyhound racing industry and provides a significant boost to the St Leger, which will offer a first prize of €30,000 to the winner.”

Matchbook’s Head of Marketing Eric Hegarty commented “We are delighted to be partnering with Greyhound Racing Ireland in becoming the title sponsor of the St Leger and to be associated with such a distinguished event with a proud history. Furthermore, the opportunity to support the Greyhound industry in Ireland is one that we very much are looking forward to as we continue to expand our own greyhound product offering”