Horseracing

188BET to sponsor next month’s Summer Plate Ladies’ Day

The biggest and richest racing day of the year at Market Rasen Racecourse has a new backer. Online bookmaker 188BET will become the sponsor of Summer Plate Ladies’ Day in association with Lincs FM, which this year falls on Saturday 21st July. The summer meeting regularly attracts over 8500 visitors, features the showpiece £50,000-listed steeplechase – the most valuable race …

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New Dawn… UK Racing prepares for new levy authority

The structure of British Racing governance is set to be revamped, in order to meet the demands of distributing the new horseracing betting levy which is inbound for April 2019. Last week, the governances of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Horsemen’s Group and Racecourse Association moved to install a new Racing Authority which will oversee the management of racing’s upcoming levy …

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Arena Racing Company makes Ffos Las acquisition

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced the acquisition of Ffos Las Racecourse, with the Carmarthenshire course becoming the fifteenth racecourse in the ARC portfolio. The Carmarthenshire course opened in 2009 and was, at the time, the first new racecourse in Britain in over 80 years. A flat oval, a mile and a half around, Ffos Las hosts a total of …

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How britbet is bringing innovation to pool betting

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Aiming to bring some much needed innovation to the pool betting landscape, britbet recently unveiled a plethora of new pool betting markets, as it looks to grow the value and target market of pool betting. We spoke to David Williams, the Director of Communications at britbet who detailed the importance of britbet’s fresh approach to pool betting, as well as …

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British Horseracing receives 2017 boost reports The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club has announced 2017 figures detailing a ninth successive year of growth, as well as a record contribution to British horseracing prize money. Welcoming four million people to its venues throughout the year, the group has reported revenues exceeding £200m for the first time, up 5.2 percent year-on-year to £201.1m, driven by increases in admissions, media, hospitality and …

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BetBright makes five-figure donation to injured jockeys charity

Bookmaker BetBright has donated £10,000 to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund, after Ireland defeated Britain British 17-11 at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. The BetBright Cup is awarded to the country with the greatest number of Cheltenham Festival winners. Following the Irish victory, the winning BetBright Cup Irish captain, snooker player Ken Doherty received the trophy on the last day of …

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Coral extends longest running Group 1 sponsorship

Coral’s sponsorship of the Sandown Park Group 1 contest known as the clash of the generations, has been extended for a further five years. The Coral-Eclipse is also to be run for a record £750,000 in 2018, with the £250,000 increase on 2017’s figure a direct result of investment by the bookmaker and and The Jockey Club. Seeking to preserve …

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Stobart Group enhances racing support via fresh sponsorship

The Stobart Group has been announced as headline sponsor of the three-day Northumberland Plate meeting, after agreements were reached with the Arena Racing Company and Newcastle Racecourse. Titled the Stobart Group Festival of Racing, the festival is scheduled to take place June 28-30, featuring a stellar racing and entertainment line-up. David Williamson, Executive Director at Newcastle Racecourse, commented: “We are …

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SIS and Unibet in exclusive horseracing and greyhounds deals

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Sports Information Services (SIS) has entered into a fresh partnership with global gaming operator Unibet, to deliver horseracing and greyhounds lives pictures and data from worldwide racecourses. Providing the Kindred Group brand with its British and Irish greyhound service, taking in a market of 42 fixtures per week, the live pictures and data suppliers will also be supplying Early Prices, …

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Punters increasingly favouring online Grand National wagers

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Data intelligence firm GBG has found stark changes in consumers online betting habits, as well as last hour wagering, for this years Grand National, after studying data gathered from a selection of the UK’s leading online betting companies. For the biggest horse race of the year a flurry of betting activity (32%) occurred in the immediate build up, between 4pm …

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