JLT Renews Ascot Racecourse Sponsorship

13 December 2017

  • JLT renews its sponsorship of the popular Long Walk Hurdle race for the next three years.

JLT has announced that it has extended its current relationship with Ascot Racecourse to sponsor the JLT Long Walk Hurdle for a further three years.

The new agreement sees JLT, one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, as title sponsor of the renowned JLT Long Walk Hurdle until the end of 2019. The renewal includes trackside brand exposure and the right to exclusively judge and present the best turned out horse award.

As one of Ascot’s most popular races, the JLT Long Walk Hurdle will take place on the 23rd December and is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of around three miles and includes fourteen hurdles.

This year, the race will be run in memory of Reve Di Sivola, a familiar and much-loved staple of the Christmas racing calendar and who ran in the Long Walk on five occasions, latterly last December, and won three out of the five.

Jonathan Palmer-Brown, Chairman of JLT International Specialty, said: ‘JLT has had a long and successful collaboration with the horseracing industry, and we recognise the important contribution that Ascot Racecourse makes to this.

‘We’re delighted to renew this deal with one of the UK’s most successful and popular racing venues, and help support the work they do to promote the horseracing industry as a whole.’

Nick Smith, Director of Racing and Communications at Ascot Racecourse, said: ‘It is tremendous news that JLT’s support of the JLT Long Walk, which this year commemorates race legend Reve De Sivola, has been extended to run a further three years.’

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Corinne Gladstone
PR Manager, JLT Group
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NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • Racehorse Reve Di Sivola, who died in March this year, won the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot for three consecutive years between 2012 and 2014.

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