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Fairyhouse reducing Easter ticket prices

Fairyhouse Racecourse have reduced admission prices and package prices for the 2012 Easter Festival. The three-day Festival (8th – 10th April 2012) features the Powers Gold Cup on Easter Sunday, and the iconic €250,000 Ladbrokes Irish Grand National on Easter Monday.

This year Easter Monday’s admission is only €20 (reduced from €25 in 2011) while admission on Sunday and Tuesday is €15 for each day (reduced from €20 in 2011).

The popular Ladbrokes Party Pack which includes admission, racecard, €5 Ladbrokes bet, a drink voucher and a food voucher will be just €30 for Easter Monday and €25 for the other two days.

The Bobbyjo Bistro package which includes a four-course lunch, admission, racecard, reserved table, tipster, for Easter Monday has also been reduced from €170 to €140.

Peter Roe, Manager of Fairyhouse said: “Fairyhouse has over the last 18 months taken a very proactive position on pricing and customer comfort. All our 2011 prices have been reduced by at least 20%. The Ladbrokes Party pack offers exceptional value and we look forward to welcoming a large crowd to Fairyhouse at Easter where we will be providing top class entertainment and offering excellent value for money”.

Nina lands Fairyhouse sponsorship

Fairyhouse Racecourse have announced the sponsorship of Irish Grand National-winning jockey, Nina Carberry. The 12-month deal will see Nina wearing Fairyhouse branded racing clothes in both Ireland and the UK. Nina will also work with the racecourse to promote race meetings throughout the year.

Peter Roe, General Manager Fairyhouse Racecourse commented: “We are thrilled to announce our sponsorship of Nina Carberry. Nina has always been a supporter of Fairyhouse and is a wonderful ambassador for racing. She is a well-known figure in the world of sport and is really enthusiastic about her association with her local racecourse. Nina will be involved in our marketing and PR campaigns including social networking, helping to promote our feature meetings starting with our Premier Jump Racing Weekend on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December. We have also commissioned a cartoon caricature of Nina which hopefully will appeal to the younger audience and help attract some new fans to the sport.”

Nina Carberry commented: “I am honoured to be sponsored by Fairyhouse Racecourse. I have been coming to Fairyhouse since I was a child. It is my local track and the scene of many happy celebrations for me and my family. Winning the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse last April was the highlight of my career. This is a fantastic sponsorship and I am really looking forward to working with the team at Fairyhouse to promote the racecourse and their top-class race meetings.”

COMMENT: It’s a nice gesture that Fairyhouse have sponsored Nina – it’s is the Carberry family’s local track, they’ve always been great supporters of the course, and I suppose it’s a way of Fairyhouse giving something back to the family.

Those caricature’s that have been commissioned are probably a waste of time. Nina already has a tremendous fan-base, not only of youngsters, but of older generations too. She’s a fantastic ambassador for the sport, never too busy to sign autographs for racegoers, and is of exemplary character. It’s a good move for Fairyhouse, good move for Nina, and a good move for the racing industry.

I just hope this kind of deal gets into the mainstream media and raises the profile of racing within the general population.