BoyleSports has teamed up with John ‘Shark’ Hanlon as his official stable partner and will donate €100k to charity if Hewick wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

With only two weeks until Cheltenham, the bookmaker has announced a multi-year partnership, which includes exclusive access to follow horse racing star Hewick’s path to the Cheltenham Gold Cup and other major races in the 2024/25 calendar.

The partnership ensures that BoyleSports and its customers will receive special updates directly from the stable of one of Ireland’s most renowned trainers and will actively support Hewick’s quest for racing glory in March and beyond.

Sharon McHugh, Head of Communications & Sponsorship, BoyleSports, remarked: “In Shark Hanlon we are teaming up with one of horse racing’s great characters and it is a privilege to reward customers with exclusive access as one of his stable stars gets ready for the biggest stage. 

“Hewick’s rags to riches story has set him apart as the people’s horse so we won’t be alone in cheering him on the road to Cheltenham glory, and hopefully there is another chapter to be written in his incredible story.”

Priced at €850, Hanlon’s standout performer Hewick stands to exceed €1m in prize money should he win the Festival’s prestigious blue riband event. So far Hewick has an impressive track record, including victories in the American Grand National, Galway Plate, Sandown Gold Cup, and King George.

In the commemorative 100th year of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, if Hewick secures victory, BoyleSports has pledged to donate €100k to charity. 

The bookmaker has said that the funds will be divided between the Irish Injured Jockeys (IIJ) and the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) in the UK, supporting their essential contributions to the racing community.

Speaking about the new partnership with BoyleSports, Hanlon commented: “Hewick is in great form and we can’t wait for our tilt at the Cheltenham Gold Cup. 

“BoyleSports, a family-owned brand, is a great match for a stable like ours and we’re delighted to have them on board as the excitement builds towards what we hope will be a memorable Cheltenham Festival and beyond!”

This new deal further shows the company’s dedication to the sport, which Vlad Kaltenieks, CEO of BoyleSports, emphasised is important to the firm when he spoke to Insider Sport earlier this month.

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