Gin shows its racing spirit

Edinburgh Gin extends Musselburgh Racecourse sponsorship

Musselburgh Racecourse chairman Charles Barnett and Ian Macleod Distiller’s Neil Boyd.

EDINBURGH Gin is under starter’s orders at Musselburgh Racecourse again after its sponsorship agreement with the East Lothian track was extended for a further three years.

As ‘official gin provider’ to Musselburgh Racecourse, the Ian Macleod Distillers-owned brand’s portfolio will be available throughout the racecourse’s bars and restaurants, and will be presented as prizes to winning racehorse owners on each race day.

The agreement includes sponsorship of The Edinburgh Gin Race Day on 21st May, which features The Edinburgh Cup in a six-race £100,000 programme, when The Edinburgh Gin Experience Marquee will be installed at the course; and sponsorship of the individual Owner, Trainer and Jockey Championships over both the flat and jump seasons.

Neil Boyd, Ian Macleod Distillers’ UK managing director, said the firm is “delighted” to renew Edinburgh Gin’s sponsorship with Musselburgh Racecourse.

“We have enjoyed an excellent relationship over the years and following the uncertainty of the last 18 months it is wonderful to be back and to be able to look forward to an exciting partnership ahead,” he said.

Musselburgh Racecourse’s senior operations and commercial manager, Sarah Montgomery, said: “We are thrilled to have secured a fresh three-year sponsorship deal with Scotland’s leading gin brand and to have the opportunity to support a premium offering at each of our race days. Since it was established in 2010, Edinburgh Gin has been at the forefront of the gin revolution and pushes boundaries and breaks down conventions, all qualities which are shared by Musselburgh Racecourse, so this is an ideal partnership in so many ways.

“Our Edinburgh Cup meeting on 21st May is one of our seasonal highlights and we look forward to working with Edinburgh Gin to make that a day to remember for racing fans and Edinburgh Gin fans alike.”