THE new year started auspiciously for Avontuur Wine Estate and Thoroughbred Stud farm with the announcement of a new partnership between the breeder and South Africa’s current season’s jockey-log leader, Anthony Delpech.
“The sponsorship is a dream come true for us,” says Avontuur GM Pippa Mickleburgh. “We’ve wanted this relationship for a long time, not only because of Anthony’s high visibility on race courses country-wide, but also because he really loves wine, and will add to our exposure in both disciplines.”
Avontuur has a long-standing and successful relationship with jockey MJ Byleveld which has proven very worth-while and this additional sponsorship ensures national brand exposure on a regular basis with two of South Africa’s top jockeys sporting the logo.
“We look forward to this year, firstly because of the inaugural Cape Premier Sale which is creating much excitement globally and secondly due to the new VAR Sprint Series named after our resident stallion, VAR which kicks off this month. To top it all, we can now welcome Anthony to the team and wish him and MJ much luck on the course!” Pippa concludes.