Barberstown Castle Cements Partnership With Naas Racecourse

Eamon McEvoy, General Manager Naas Racecourse, Gavin Lynch, Coast to Curragh Cycle, Ted Robinson, Barberstown Castle with Amanda Torrens and Austin O'Callaghan of Barberstown Castle | INPHO Photography/Morgan Treacy 

Barberstown Castle placed a winning bid of €8,000 to win the sponsorship of the G3 Poplar Square Chase at Naas Racecourse during The Coast To The Curragh Cycle last month, which raised money for Cancer Trials Ireland. Scheduled for Nov. 12, when National Hunt racing returns to Naas, the race has proven to be a popular early winter target. The Coast To The Curragh Charity Cycle was the brainchild of Gavin Lynch, who in thinking up the idea did so in memory of his mother Olive, who like Pat Smullen, fell victim to pancreatic cancer. Smullen raised over €2 million for Cancer Trials Ireland before his passing.

Amanda Torrens of Barberstown Castle said, “It was a great privilege for our team to be associated with the Pat Smullen Race Day in aid of Cancer Trials Ireland. It was an honour for Barberstown Castle to be involved in such a worthy cause by being able to support them in the amazing auction which raised vital funds for pancreatic cancer, treatment and research.

“This was a great opportunity for us to become involved with the prestigious Naas Racecourse and we hope this is the start of a long-running partnership.”

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