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Investec extends Derby sponsorship by 10 years


By The Drum Team | Editorial

April 25, 2012 | 1 min read

Investec has signed a new 10-year deal to continue sponsoring the Derby Festival until 2021.

While the value of the deal is undisclosed, the two parties claim it represents "the biggest sponsorship agreement in British racing history".

The extension, agreed in the fourth year of the original five year contract, will see the Derby reinstated as the richest race in the UK offering a prize fund of £1,325,000 in 2012.

Raymond van Niekerk, global head of marketing at Investec, said: “‘The Derby Festival is Investec’s grandest single spectacle in sponsorship. The event has a magnificent profile in the social arena as well as in the racing and sports industry.

"Since we started in 2009 the sponsorship has been very rewarding for us as a brand, and it will continue to grow in stature as we work with Epsom to cement the Investec Derby Festival as one of the key events in the British social and sport calendar."


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