Ryanair: Supporting Horse Racing

Cheltenham Festival

Ryanair is the official airline partner of the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, and sponsors Thursday’s Feature race, The Ryanair Chase, with a prize fund rising to £400,000 by 2022.


The Ryanair Gold Cup is the feature race on the opening day of Fairyhouse’s renowned Easter festival, the festival at which the Irish Grand National is also run.

Punchestown Festival

Ryanair sponsors the Ryanair Novice Chase on the Thursday of Ireland’s Punchestown Racing Festival, held every April in County Kildare

Leopardstown Christmas Festival

We sponsor the Grade 1 Ryanair Hurdle, the highlight of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival.