Apr, 2023
Connolly's RED MILLS to Sponsor Grooms' Canteen at Punchestown Festival

Connolly’s RED MILLS, the premium animal feed company, has announced that they will continue to sponsor the grooms’ canteen at the Punchestown Festival. In addition to the canteen sponsorship, stable staff will be entertained by the popular ‘Spin To Win’ promotion and giveaways and the Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Shampoo Bar will be available in the wash bays each day of the festival. 

The sponsorship is an important initiative by Connolly’s RED MILLS to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of stable staff. In addition, RED MILLS in partnership with the Irish EBF will stage the fifth renewal of the €75,000 RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Series Hurdle Final on Gold Cup Day, the final is open to all horses that ran in one of the fifteen qualifying races, each worth €20,000. 

“We are delighted to continue our support for the Grooms’ Canteen at the Punchestown Festival,” said Gareth Connolly, CEO of Connolly’s RED MILLS. “This sponsorship is our way of recognising the hard work and dedication of the stable staff, who are the unsung heroes of the racing industry. We are also excited to be sponsoring the RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Series Hurdle Final for the 5th time, this series continues to provide opportunities for horse bought for €45,000/ €30,000 at the store sales and we are looking forward to another competitive Final on Gold Cup Day at Punchestown.


Welcoming the continued support Punchestown Sponsorship Manager Leona Hughes saidThe Punchestown Festival is the grand finale of the season and every element of the event is elevated to reflect the prestige of the occasion. RED MILLS go above and beyond in enhancing the stable staff experience with complimentary meals and refreshments as well as a full programme of engagement in the yard itself. We are very fortunate to collaborate with industry leaders like RED MILLS to deliver an enhanced experience for stablestaff who are truly the backbone of the industry”. 



The Punchestown Festival will take place from April 25th to 29th, 2023. Connolly’s RED MILLS will have a presence throughout the festival, fuelling stable staff via the Grooms Canteen including the Spin To Win promotion and the Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Shampoo Bar will be available in the stable yard, while the RED MILLS Store will have a pop-up shop in the shopping village.  

For more information about the festival and the RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Series Hurdle Final, visit www.punchestown.com or www.redmillshorse.com