Westover crosses the road to win the Dubai Responsibility Free Irish Derby, with distinguished branding for the retailer all through the celebrated racing venue
IRELAND/UAE. The fifteenth Dubai Responsibility Free Irish Derby befell at The Curragh Racecourse, County Kildare, on Saturday, with the Ralph Beckett-trained Westover producing a commanding efficiency to win by seven lengths.
The three-day Dubai Responsibility Free Irish Derby Pageant is the showpiece of the Irish flat racing season and supplies an unlimited worldwide showcase for the main journey retailer. The principle race, the Irish Derby, carries prize cash of €1 million.
Dubai Responsibility Free Government Vice Chairman & CEO Colm McLoughlin (fourth left) and Senior Vice President Advertising and marketing Sinead El Sibai (third left), together with UAE Ambassador to Eire H.E. Mohammed Hamda Al Shamsi (third proper), current the trophies to the profitable connections of Westover. These embody Juddmonte Basic Supervisor of Eire and European racing Barry Mahon (centre), coach Ralph Beckett (fourth proper) and jockey Colin Keane. Additionally pictured are Dubai Responsibility Free Supervisor Tasks & Occasions Jasmin Micoyco (second proper) and Westover groom Chun Lee (second left) with the Dubai Responsibility Free ambassadors.
With restrictions in place through the pandemic, this weekend noticed the return of racing followers to the occasion. This 12 months was the primary time Dubai Responsibility Free hosted friends (amongst them The Moodie Davitt Report and lots of different journey retail colleagues and associates) within the magnificent new Curragh grandstand, the Aga Khan Stand.
Massive crowds visited The Curragh for the return of the Derby as a serious spectator occasion; under, greeting the winner as he returned to the parade ring
The magnificent Aga Khan stand at The Curragh, the place Dubai Responsibility Free hosted friends for a memorable afternoon. Beneath, Colm McLoughlin welcomes friends with a reminder of the 38-year Dubai Responsibility Free journey.
Dubai Responsibility Free Government Vice Chairman and CEO Colm McLoughlin mentioned: “I want to provide my big congratulations to the profitable connections and likewise to go with The Curragh Racecourse on the great facility. The brand new Aga Khan Stand may be very spectacular. That is the 15th Dubai Responsibility Free Irish Derby, nonetheless now we have been concerned with the Curragh for 21 years now. We’re delighted to be the title sponsor of this prestigious race and completely loved the motion and pleasure of the pageant.”
Introducing the day on the Dubai Responsibility Free suite on Saturday lunchtime, McLoughlin reminded friends of the corporate’s journey since 1983, and its standing because the main journey retailer at a single airport anyplace on the earth. He hailed the function of firm workers in its success down the 12 months, and added that its sponsorship of main sporting occasions stays central to its advertising technique.
Reconnecting with previous associates: Colm and Breeda McLoughlin with David Spillane (GTR Gross sales, left), Barry Geoghegan (Responsibility Free International, second proper) and Dermot Davitt (The Moodie Davitt Report, proper)
Colm and Breeda McLoughlin (centre) with King Energy Group (Hong Kong) Group Chief Government Sunil Tuli (left) and Shikha Tuli (proper)
The Dubai Responsibility Free Irish Derby introduced collectively many business associates this 12 months after a protracted absence. From left, Michelle Davitt, Maurice Burke, Sinead El Subai, Sunil Tuli, Orla van den Bergh, Barry Geoghegan, Isobel Spillane; backside, Shikha Tuli and David Spillane.
The Dubai Responsibility Free Most Fashionable Man and Woman in affiliation with The Okay Membership was one other function of the day. Breeda McLoughlin, spouse of Colm McLoughlin, Dubai Responsibility Free Style and Life-style Ambassador Bairbre Energy, impressionist Doireann Garrihy and Olympian Greg O Shea had been the style judges on the day. Olive Foley from County Clare was declared probably the most fashionable girl whereas the most effective dressed man was Harry Cowap.
The complete week of actions included a golf basic at The Okay Membership. Dubai Responsibility Free can be a associate within the Horizon Irish Open Golf event which takes place this week.
Breeda McLoughlin with greatest dressed man Harry Cowap and greatest dressed lady Olive Foley on the Dubai Responsibility Free Irish Derby (Photograph: Kieran Harnett)
The Dubai Responsibility Free Irish Derby Golf Basic profitable workforce of Robert Garreth, Martin Wall, Michael Meagher and Trevor Duffy acquired their trophies from Colm McLoughlin (left) and Sinead El Sibai (centre). Additionally pictured is Irish golf professional and Dubai Responsibility Free ambassador Des Smyth.
Dubai Responsibility Free branding has been entrance and centre at Dublin Airport (T2 arrivals pictured) over the previous week