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Tattersalls back Irish Guineas

Tattersalls has been unveiled as the new sponsor of the Irish 2000 Guineas.

The mile Classic is the first Group One race of the year in Ireland and provides one of the highlights of the Curragh's two-day Spring Racing Festival on May 25 and 26.

Tattersalls already back the Tattersalls Gold Cup which is run on the second day of the fixture.

The company's chairman Edmond Mahony said: "Our sponsorship of the Irish 2000 Guineas demonstrates Tattersalls' continued commitment to Irish racing and breeding at the highest level and we are delighted to add Ireland's first Classic of the season to our long association with the Tattersalls Gold Cup and to our global sponsorship portfolio."

The Emirates Equestrian Federation will continue to sponsor the Irish 1000 Guineas and His Highness The President of the UAE Cup on May 26.