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Ballymore returns as sponsors of Cheltenham Festival race

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Ballymore has returned to the Cheltenham Festival sponsorship roster for the first time in eight years.

The property firm used to back the two-mile-five-furlong novices' hurdle that has been run under theNeptune Investment Management banner since 2010 and will resume its sponsorship in a three-year deal from 2018.

Ballymore, which is owned and managed by jumps enthusiast Sean Mulryan and his family, will also support the series of races leading up to the Festival, with four contests at Cheltenham as well as races at Sandown and Warwick.

Mulryan said:"The ambition has always been to return to the sponsorship if possible and this has now been achieved with the help of Cheltenham racecourse."

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