Tag Archives: Cheltenham

William Hill agrees programme sponsorship with ITV Racing

ITV & William Hill

William Hill has agreed a one-year partnership with ITV to become the programme sponsors of the broadcaster’s new racing coverage. The bookmaker will sponsor almost 100 days of live racing across the main channel and ITV4, in addition to a magazine preview programme on ITV4 featuring bespoke William Hill idents. ITV’s racing coverage will be led by the former Sky …

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32Red signs up three leading jockeys as brand ambassadors

32Red has announced that leading jockeys Jamie Spencer, Bryan Cooper and Paddy Brennan have joined the company as racing ambassadors. Starting today, the jockeys will provide insight and analysis on both their rides and the big races, with daily blogs throughout the major flat and national hunt festivals. Each of them will wear 32Red-branded race apparel to support 32Red’s sponsorship …

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UK Racing shows concern over betting pre-watershed advertising ban

The Guardian newspaper reports that senior figures in UK racing are concerned regarding the potential UK government blanket ban on sports betting advertising pre the UK 9pm watershed. Racing industry stakeholders are said to be particularly anxious with regards to its new £30 million four-year racing broadcast partnership with ITV which begins in January 2017. The success of ITV as …

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Tipster Challenge Results – Champion Chase drama at Cheltenham

The Guests took charge at the top of the Tipster Challenge leaderboard on a memorable day at the Cheltenham Festival. Ciaran O’Brien, Communications Director at William Hill ended the day with an incredible 16.5 points after race wins for Diego Du Charmil (13/2), Ballyandy (5/1) and an emotional Nico de Boinville on Sprinter Sacre (5/1). For the first time, bettingexpert have …

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Current Levy level unsustainable for LBOs

Horseracing and the government has been warned that the current level of Horseracing Levy being paid by betting shops is unsustainable and will need to be lowered if the sport is going to thrive in betting shops. Speaking at the Association of British Bookmakers AGM in London yesterday, Paul Darling QC underlined the fact that betting shop operators are paying …

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Paddy Power revenues hit €1bn before Betfair merger

Both Paddy Power and Betfair were achieving double digit growth ahead of their merger last month – Paddy Power had grown its revenues by 24% to €1.1bn in 2015, while Betfair’s final quarter as an independent company saw revenues increase by 21%. However both firms also had their figures blunted by taxation. Over 2015 Paddy Power’s operating profit increased 10% …

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Tipster Challenge – Fingerontheswitch for Ferguson at Doncaster

This week we are at Doncaster for the seven race meet sponsored by BetBright. We will be taking on Stephen Harris, the resident horse racing guru at bettingexpert, Timeform and Scott Ferguson. Scott is a lifelong racing and betting fan with many years in the wagering industry around the world, including the early days of Betfair. He founded the Matchbook …

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Cheltenham announces Timico as Gold Cup title sponsor

Cheltenham Festival officials have announced independent communications service provider Timico Technology Group as its new sponsor of the Gold Cup. The Newark based company has agreed to sponsor the event for four years, which will be now named the ‘Timico Gold Cup’. Furthermore as Gold Cup sponsors the firm has boosted the prize pot by £25,000 to a record £575,000. …

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Kauto Star put down following paddock fall

Champion race horse Kauto Star has been put down yesterday after suffering neck and pelvis bone injuries following a tragic paddock fall. Vets treating the race horse, choose to euthanise the two time Cheltenham God Cup winner who was in great pain, as Kauto Star had fractured three bones in his pelvis. The race horse was fifteen years old and …

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