The Tote Group has revealed details of its Tote Ten to Follow competition for the 2020/21 Jump season, which will begin on 2 November, with prizes of £150,000 up for grabs.
Racing fans must complete their stables by 11 am on 14 November before the tournament gets underway at the November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse and will conclude at Sandown Park on 24 April next year.
During the 2019/20 Jumps season, Richard Hutchinson won a grand total of more than £177,000 and Davy Russell claimed the Charity League, choosing to donate his prize money to Clionas and the Irish Cancer Society.
The Tote has also revealed the winners of the Tote Ten to Follow competition from the 2020 Flat season. Overall winner Robin Green pocketed a top prize of £64,452.50, claiming victory with 798.44 points.
The Tote ran a private league for members of the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) with a first prize of a month’s training fees, in the form of a payment of £2,000. In a very competitive competition Martin Taylor took top prize by only two points with a finishing score of 699.54 points.
On winning, Taylor said: “It’s great to see the Tote Ten to Follow competition back and my brother, Lee, and I are delighted to be the first winners of the ROA League. It has been the most difficult year for the whole racing industry and owners have been stoic in their support of the sport. I’m sure owners enjoyed participating in the League and it went down to the wire on Champions Day. My son Tom’s choice of Sottsass and Magical as our substitutes proved to be crucial to our winning.”
Meanwhile, the Tote has added a new Ambassador to its ranks. Four-time Champion Jump jockey Richard Johnson will display the bookmaker’s logo on his breeches across the 2020/21 season.
“I’m thrilled to be working with the Tote which is such an integral part of British racing,” said Johnson. “It’s exciting to be working with the team as they rejuvenate pool betting which is a crucial part of the sport’s future. I look forward to using the Tote platform to share my news throughout the season.”
UK Tote Group Managing Director, Mark Kemp, added: “We are really excited and proud to welcome Richard as the Tote’s Ambassador. His race riding record speaks for itself and he is someone everyone across the sport holds in the highest esteem.