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Article 30th June 2023 Newmarket

Pertemps Network, one of the UK's largest recruitment agencies, is today announced as the new sponsor of the Group One July Cup – the highlight of the three-day Boodles July Festival on the July Course at Newmarket next month (Saturday 15th July).

Staged over six furlongs and forming part of the QIPCO British Champions Series, the Pertemps Network July Cup has a total prize fund of £600,000 and is widely acknowledged as the sprint championship of Europe.

Since it was first staged in 1876 and won by Springfield, the Pertemps Network July Cup has been landed by many of the greatest sprinters to have set foot on the turf in England including Abernant, Moorestyle, Marwell, Sharpo, Ajdal, Royal Academy, Oasis Dream and Dream Ahead. The 2022 renewal went to Alcohol Free, who handed owner Jeff Smith a second July Cup success – 38 years after his first with Chief Singer in 1984.

Pertemps has a long sponsorship association with The Jockey Club, having backed the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle at The Cheltenham Festival since 2002. The company is also no stranger to supporting Group One Flat races and sponsored the final Classic of the season, the St Leger at Doncaster, during the 1990s.

Sophie Able, Newmarket Racecourses & International Director at The Jockey Club, said: “We are delighted to welcome Pertemps Network as the sponsor of the July Cup in 2023.

“Pertemps Network has a long and proud association with The Jockey Club stretching back over 20 years and it is great that they have made the decision to return to sponsorship of Group One Flat racing.

“The Pertemps Network July Cup is always a great spectacle and looks all set to be another marvellous contest this year, as three year old and older sprinters lock horns for the first time at Group One level.”

Tim Watts, Lifetime President of Pertemps Network, commented: “The July Cup is one of the most historic sprint races in England and we are delighted to have our name associated with it.

“Pertemps Network itself has a significant pedigree for backing British racing and we are very much looking forward to the Newmarket event next month.”


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