Pertemps Network Group is renewing sponsorship of the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle series at Cheltenham Racecourse for another three years. This makes us one of the longest-standing sponsors at Cheltenham and The Festival, having first provided backing in 2002.
Extending our sponsorship up until at least 2022 marks 21 years of continuous support.
Tim Watts, Lifetime President of Pertemps Network Group, said: “As Cheltenham Festival has established itself as the premier fixture in the racing calendar, so too has Pertemps grown to become the UK’s number one recruitment provider; our partnership is therefore a match made in heaven.
“Our long history with The Festival has been a source of great pride for everyone associated with our business and it’s a relationship with plenty of life left in the legs! It gives me enormous pleasure to confirm our sponsorship will continue for a good few more years.
“Since 2002, we have been fortunate to be a part of some of the greatest ever hurdles races and everyone at Pertemps looks forward to more history being made.”
In order to qualify for the Final at The Festival, horses must have finished in the first six of any of the 21 qualifiers which take place across the UK (15), as well as in Ireland (2) and France (4). All 11 JockeyClub Racecourses which host Jump racing stage a qualifier.
Ian Renton, Regional Director, Cheltenham & The South West, The Jockey Club, said: “We are thrilled that Pertemps Network has agreed to extend support for the Final and the qualifiers for another three years.
“Pertemps Network is one of Jump racing’s longest-standing backers and we are very pleased the sponsorship works so well.
“The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle is always one of the most competitive races over the four days of The Festival and we are very much looking forward to seeing another exciting renewal a week today.”
The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle takes place as the second race on St Patrick’s Thursday (14thMarch this year) and is the culmination each season of the 22-race series.
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