The Curragh Racecourse is delighted to announce that Plusvital has agreed to renew their partnership for another year.
As leaders in equine nutrition since 1975, Plusvital’s supplements and care products have been used by successful trainers and riders across the world. Following their acquisition of Irish equine genetic testing company, Equinome, last year, the brand has continued to focus on the development of equine genetic tests, innovative nutraceuticals and other integrated equine performance and health products, which aim to maximise the potential success of individual racehorses.
The agreement features a variety of initiatives including sponsorship of three races at the County Kildare venue. This race series features competitive handicaps on the opening day of the Curragh’s busy 2017 season on Saturday 13th May, and also on day two of the Darley Irish Oaks Weekend, 16th July, while the race series culminates with the Group 3 Plusvital Round Tower Stakes on Sunday 27th August.[vc_single_image image=”6990″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”]As part of this new race series, Plusvital will be offering all horses competing within each of their sponsored races free genetic tests, in addition to a selection of supplement products for the winning connections.
Commenting on the launch of the race series, Plusvital CEO Mike Shelly said: “Plusvital are delighted to be sponsoring three races this year at the Curragh, the home of Irish flat-racing. We are a proudly Irish company and this sponsorship reflects that. We have very exciting plans for Plusvital over the coming years and are confident that our multi-million euro investment in R&D will continue to provide new exciting scientifically-based products for trainers and owners on top of our existing range of supplements and genetic tests.”
Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager of the Curragh Racecourse also commented: “It is exciting for the Curragh to renew our partnership with such a progressive company as Plusvital and we will work closely with Mike Shelly and his team to generate awareness of their products which will ultimately help them to win new customers”
Plusvital is the world’s leading provider of genetic testing to the Thoroughbred industry. Powered by Equinome’s cutting edge genomic tests, it analyses the DNA of the horse to predict optimum race distance, optimum race surface and performance potential. Plusvital’s clients include leading trainers, owner and breeders in all of the major Thoroughbred regions around the world.
Plusvital has an on-going, multi-million euro genomic and nutrition research program, with an increased focus on the potential to use genetic testing to identify horses with a predisposition to health conditions, a key industry concern as highlighted at recent Thoroughbred breeders’ meetings.