GAIN Equine Nutrition have announced the continuation of their sponsorship of the ‘GAIN Mares Series’ for the 2020/2021 point-to-point season.
For over 40 years, GAIN Equine Nutrition has supported the grassroots of the National Hunt sector through this partnership.
The opening race of the series will take place at the Kilkenny point-to-point on November 1st at Damma House and conclude in the spring with the much-coveted final taking place in Ballynoe. This year’s will be even more eagerly anticipated following the loss of last year’s final due to the restrictions imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
GAIN Equine Nutrition, along with the Ballynoe Point-to-Point committee, will provide a €3,000 bonus for the winner of the final, as well as a half-tonne of feed for both second and third place in the race.
Ballynoe Point-to-point committee member, John Mangan remarked: “We are very much looking forward to hosting the GAIN Mares Series final at Ballynoe point–to-point in 2021.
“Over the years, we have seen some great winners of the series, the most recent being Dime A Dozen who won in 2019 and went on to win two more bonus races for mares under rules.
“It is great to have the incentive to keep mares in racing and we are looking forward to the final.”
Joanne Hurley, Irish Country Manager, GAIN Equine Nutrition, commented: “We are delighted to continue our support of the GAIN Mares Series for the 2020/2021 point to point season.
“This partnership reinforces our commitment to our point-to-point and national hunt trainers and breeders at grass roots level who have shown us such strong support over the years.
“We are proud to be associated with such an important part of the industry and we wish all connections the very best of luck.”