Online sportsbook Stan James has announced that it has signed a sponsorship deal that will see it become the sponsor of the Chester Cup at Chester for the next three years.
Under the terms of the deal, the race will now be titled The Stan James.com Chester Cup, and will be held on May 9th, 2012 during Chester's annual May Festival, which is now also known as Stan James Raceday.
Speaking about the deal, Stan James CEO Dennis Kelly said "We're delighted to be joining forces with Chester Races for the next few years to promote and strengthen one of the most popular races of the Flat Season."
"Punters love a great day out at The Roodee and so do we. The Chester Cup has a long and rich history and Stan James.com is excited to become a part of the old race's ongoing story over the next few years."
Richard Thomas, Chester Racecourse CEO had this to say: "I am delighted to confirm a three-year partnership with Stan James.com, who will title sponsor Cup Day on May 9th, the opening day of our season. The highlight of the day will be The Stan James.com Chester Cup, which is our most historic and competitive race during the May Festival."