The company that sponsors the Royal & SunAlliance Steeple Chase will now be known as The RSA Steeple Chase as the company sponsiring the race has changed their name. Cheltenham Racecourse today announced that the most famous race in the calendar for staying novice chasers will have a different title when it is next run on Wednesday March 11 2009.
Mark Wright, UK Marketing Director of RSA, said: We changed to the RSA brand in April, 2008, and it was important that our sponsorship reflected that. The move to RSA is a logical development for our business, its shorter and more to the point but retains our heritage. The RSA Chase has a rich tradition, having been won over the years by some of the very best staying chasers, not least Denman in 2007. We are proud of our long association with such an important race.
The RSA Chase is one of the most competitive races on the card with any number of horses at this point who could go off favourite.