Shadwell 2018 Sponsorship Programme Announced

Posted on: 6th Mar 2018

Shadwell will sponsoring at several racecourses across Europe in 2018


Shadwell Estate Company Ltd has always been a staunch supporter of European racing and the company announced today they will continue their investment into Thoroughbred racing and breeding by revealing their race sponsorship programme for 2018. Shadwell will contribute more than £330,000 to Thoroughbred racing across three separate meetings between Great Britain and France this year.

Shadwell will once again sponsor day two of the Cambridgeshire meeting at the Rowley Mile, Newmarket, on Friday 28th September. The seven race card is headed by a pair of Group 2 races – the Shadwell Rockfel Stakes and Shadwell Joel Stakes.

Last year’s Shadwell Rockfel Stakes was won by Cheveley Park Stud’s exciting filly JULIET CAPULET, with Andrew Balding’s star miler BEAT THE BANK landing the Joel Stakes.

Additionally, Shadwell will be offering 100 beneficiaries of Racing Welfare and the Injured Jockeys Fund the opportunity to come racing for free again this year on Shadwell Day at the Rowley Mile.

Shadwell will resume its sponsorship at Ayr this year after the 2017 fixture was abandoned following prolonged rain. Shadwell will sponsor four races on Friday 21st September – headed by the Listed Harry Rosebery Stakes – and aims to raise the profile of the Al Maktoum College of Higher Education in Dundee, of which HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the patron. The college aims to advance cross cultural understanding by running open lectures and short courses as well as residential courses for students from the UAE.

The regular summer fixture at Deauville will also remain on Shadwell’s sponsorship roster this year, with seven races backed by Shadwell on Saturday 18th August, including the Group 2 Prix De La Nonette and Prix du Calvados, which has been elevated to Group 2 status for 2018.

Richard Lancaster, Shadwell Stud Director, said:

“The support of Thoroughbred racing is an integral part of Shadwell’s ethos. It gives us a chance to invest in the sport, which His Highness Sheikh Hamdan is most passionate about. It is also a great opportunity to meet the owners and breeders from around Europe who have supported the stallions.

“The quality of racing at Deauville continues to improve year on year and we are thrilled the Prix du Calvados has been promoted to Group 2 status. Last year’s race was a particularly strong renewal, with POLYDREAM – subsequently second in the Prix Marcel Boussac - beating subsequent LAURENS, who went on to win the Fillies’ Mile.”

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