Ryanair backing for Stayers’ at Aintree

Ryanair has been announced as the sponsor of the Grade One Stayers' Hurdle at Aintree in April in a two-year deal.

Thistlecrack winning last year's race

The £150,000 contest, registered as the Liverpool Hurdle, will be staged on Grand National Day, April 8. Run over an extended three miles, it was won by Thistlecrack last season.

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Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary is a leading owner under the banner of Gigginstown House Stud, whose colours were carried to victory in the Grand National by Rule the World last spring.

He said: "We are very pleased to partner with Aintree Racecourse to sponsor the Grade One Ryanair Stayers' Hurdle, which always attracts a top-class field."

Aintree managing director John Baker said: "With so many fantastic winners of this great race, we hope Ryanair will enjoy making even more history at Aintree."

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