Ryanair To Sponsor Grade 1 Aintree Stayers’ Hurdle

09 Feb 2017

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (9 Feb) announced that it has signed a two-year deal with Aintree Racecourse to become the new title sponsor of the Grade 1 Stayers’ Hurdle, one of the highlights of the Grand National Festival.

Run over 3m ½ furlong, the £150,000 Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle (registered as the Liverpool Hurdle) will be run on Grand National Day, the final day of the three day Grand National Festival (Thur 6to Sat 8 April), and was won by Thistlecrack in 2016.

Ryanair will carry thousands of customers to/from Aintree this April on its low fare Liverpool routes and customers should follow Ryanair’s official Facebook and Twitter pages for a chance to win race day tickets.  

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:

"We are very pleased to partner with Aintree Racecourse to sponsor the Grade 1 Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle, which always attracts a top class field. We look forward to carrying thousands of racing fans through Liverpool Airport once more this festival season, on the lowest fares, and customers can also win race day tickets by following our Facebook and Twitter pages.”

Aintree Racecourse Managing Director, John Baker said:

"We’re delighted that Ryanair has come on board to sponsor the prestigious Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle. With so many fantastic winners of this great race, we hope Ryanair will enjoy making even more history at Aintree after a thrilling Grand National win for Rule the World, owned by Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O’Leary. We really look forward to working with Michael and his team over the next two years.”