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Ellen Forster

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Goodwood Racecourse secures 10-year Qatar sponsorship deal

Chichester’s Goodwood Racecourse has signed a 10-year deal has been signed with Qatar, which is being described as the ‘single biggest sponsorship deal ever done for the benefit of British racing.’

As a result of the partnership, more than £2 million will be invested into prize money for eight key races during the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2015

There has also been a commitment to increase this year-on-year. Total prize money on offer for the week now totals £4.5 million.

The Group 1 Qatar Sussex Stakes, scheduled for Wednesday 29 July, has a total prize fund of £1 million.

The Group 1 Qatar Nassau Stakes, the feature race on the Saturday of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, is now worth £600k.

Goodwood owner Lord March said: “I am delighted that Qatar have decided to play a significant part in Goodwood’s position as one of the finest racing experiences in the world.

“Goodwood has, for more than 200 years, been about the best racing in the most English of settings, accessible to everyone. Our partnership with Qatar will make an enormous contribution to horseracing in the UK.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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