Sixteen years after last sponsoring Uttoxeter Racecourse’s biggest race of the year, the Midlands Grand National, Burton based Marston’s Brewery have signed as title partner under the 61 Deep Pale Ale brand on Saturday 16 March 2019.
Having sponsored the race for 6 years between 1996 and 2002, Marston’s Brewery are set to take the reigns of the most prestigious race in the Midlands in what is its 50th year once more. The second longest steeple chase in the country, The Midlands Grand National is a true test of stamina for both horse and jockey and has been the jewel in the regions crown since 1969.
Pat McGinty, Head brewer at Marston’s said, “This is a fantastic day which brings a special piece of jump racing magic to the area, and as headline sponsor this means that everyone at the course will be able to enjoy a brilliant event with a great pint brewed just down the road in Burton!
This year is particularly special as the race celebrates its 50th Year and we are particularly pleased to be to be key partner celebrating it with the visitors and Uttoxeter Racecourse.”
Executive Director of Uttoxeter Racecourse, David MacDonald, commented, “We are absolutely delighted to forge and extend an already fruitful partnership with Marston’s for the Midlands Grand National. They have been tremendous supporters of racing at Uttoxeter, and it gives me great pride to see such a fantastic national brand based just down the road in Burton take the top spot at our biggest meeting of the year.”
Paul Riley, Regional Sales Manager at Marston’s added, “We are excited to sponsor the Midlands Grand National 2019, this further cements and builds on our local relationship with Uttoxeter Racecourse.”
The Listed Handicap Chase has a long and proud history and always features some of the best chasers in training, with several of its previous winners going on to achieve glory at events such as the Aintree Grand National and Cheltenham Gold Cup. To mark the special 50th anniversary, Uttoxeter Racecourse has announced a significant increase in the prize fund with a total of £272,000 on offer across the race card – with £150,000 of up for grabs in the feature race alone.
It is recommended that tickets are purchased in advance of Saturday 16 March 2019 as they will be in great demand. Tickets are available from £15 for Centre Course, £25 for Grandstand & Paddock and £35 for Premier online from www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk or by calling the Uttoxeter Racecourse Office 01889 562561 (option 1).