Go Racing are proud to announce today a two-year sponsorship of the time honoured Group 2, 2400 metre Avondale Cup, which was first run in 1890.
The 2014 race will be held at Ellerslie on Saturday 15 February for stake money of $100,000, an increase of $15,000 on last year’s race.
Says Go Racing Owner Albert Bosma, “We’re pleased to be sponsoring the Cup and showing our support for the industry. The shift of the Cup from December to February two years ago now strategically times it as the natural lead up to the Auckland Cup. It’s now a key race on the racing calendar which draws a quality field.”
2013 Avondale Cup winner Sangster, went on to win the Auckland Cup impressively having previously won the VRC Derby as a three-year-old. The first four home in the 2013 Auckland Cup ran in the Avondale Cup as their final lead-up.
Says Albert, “We’ve committed to sponsorship with the Auckland Racing Club for two years. We want to see the industry get stronger so we’re prepared to give back.”