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Time Announces Major Sponsorship Deal

TIME, a leader in greyhound feed & nutrition, is thrilled to announce a significant sponsorship deal for a series of top greyhound races throughout 2024. The sponsorship includes prestigious events such as the TIME Cesarewitch in Mullingar, The TIME Select Stakes in Waterford, The TIME Juvenile Derby in Shelbourne Park, and the newly created A4 TIME Greyhound Derby to be hosted in Limerick Greyhound Stadium. This sponsorship represents TIME’s commitment to supporting the Irish greyhound racing industry and investing in the development of high-profile events.

Shane Rigney (TIME), Willie Rigney (TIME), John Fox (TIME) and Tim Lucey (CEO of Greyhound Racing Ireland) signing the sponsorship contracts which will see TIME sponsor events across Ireland in 2024.  The total sponsorship contract is worth over €100,000 in prizemoney.

The highlight of the sponsorship is the newly created A4 Greyhound Derby, which will feature a remarkable first-place prize of €20,000. The total prize money for the sponsored races over the year will exceed €100,000, further enhancing the competitiveness and prestige of these events.

These events will complement the successful TIME Cork Cup, recently concluded at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium, and solidify TIME’s dedication to fostering excellence within Irish greyhound racing.  TIME also plan to announce a series of smaller events around the country to benefit other venues throughout the coming months.

Willie Rigney, representative of TIME, expressed his delight at the opportunity to invest in Irish greyhound racing, stating, “We are thrilled to partner with these prestigious events and contribute to the growth and success of greyhound racing in Ireland.”

Tim Lucey, CEO of Greyhound Racing Ireland, commended TIME for their support of the industry and their commitment to enhancing the calendar of fantastic events. “TIME’s sponsorship will elevate the stature of these races and provide a platform for showcasing the exceptional talent within the Irish greyhound racing community,” said Lucey.

Derek Frehill (Director of Racing), Shane Rigney (TIME), Leon Blanche (CCO), Willie Rigney (TIME), John Fox (TIME) and Tim Lucey (CEO Greyhound Racing Ireland) announcing details for sponsorship for 2024, including the Cesarewitch commencing on Sunday 10th March in Mullingar Greyhound Stadium.

TIME looks forward to an exciting year of competition and collaboration with Greyhound Racing Ireland and the participating racetracks. The company remains committed to promoting the welfare and performance of greyhounds through its high-quality feed products and continued support for the sport.

About TIME: TIME is a leading provider of premium feed products for greyhounds, dedicated to supporting the health, performance, and success of racing dogs. With a commitment to innovation and excellence, TIME continues to be a trusted partner within the greyhound racing community.

The TIME sponsored events and final dates include:

Cesarewitch, Mullingar Greyhound Stadium on Final Sunday 17th March 2024

The Select Stakes, Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium, Waterford, Final 27th April 2024

The Juvenile Derby, Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium Final on Saturday 31st August 2024

Newly created A4 Greyhound Derby, Limerick Greyhound Stadium, Date TBC