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Ascot and Chester due to host races from The Silk Series

Ascot and Chester racecourses have agreed to host races from the third series of The Silk Series in 2019, with the first race taking place at Ascot Racecourse this Saturday. The £150,000 series of races for female jockeys aims to promote the achievements of both amateur and professional female jockeys across Britain. Jockeys take part in a series of fifteen …

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Silk Series expansion welcomes four new tracks into the fold

An expansion of the Silk Series has been revealed by the Arena Racing Company (ARC), with races from an extra four races set be encompassed into the 2018 offering. Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow (March 8), Goodwood, Hamilton Park, Musselburgh and York Racecourses have been announced as joining the initiative, which launched in 2017 across nine ARC tracks. The enterprise gives female jockeys a chance to compete for a share of £150,000, including the £20,000 final which will take place once again on Ladies Day of the William Hill St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse, on Thursday 13 September 2018, Held across thirteen popular summer racedays, with points accrued at each depending on finishing positions, the series also raises funds and awareness for Cancer Research UK. Susannah Gill, ARC Director of External Affairs, said, “We were all absolutely delighted with the reception that The Silk Series got from the racing community and wider sports industry last year, and we are very pleased to welcome our new racecourse partners in Goodwood, Hamilton Park, Musselburgh and York. “All four racecourses will help to increase the opportunities for female jockeys to compete on popular racedays and give a valuable contribution to raise the profile of The Silk Series. “We hope interest in The Silk Series will continue to grow this summer, and look forward to competitive racing as we did last year, with Megan Nicholls a very worthy winner of The Tufnell Trophy” Jockey Hollie Doyle, who passed the 100 career wins barrier in January, acts as a Silk Series ambassador, and commented: “Last summer, The Silk Series offered a number of the female jockeys the opportunity to ride that they might not have had before, and the chance to ride for new trainers as well, which is key to helping progress your career. “I’m absolutely delighted to be involved again this year and look forward to sharing my thoughts and views on being a professional jockey with my blog”

An expansion of the Silk Series has been revealed by the Arena Racing Company (ARC), with races from an extra four tracks set be encompassed into the 2018 offering. Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow (March 8), Goodwood, Hamilton Park, Musselburgh and York Racecourses have been announced as joining the initiative, which launched in 2017 across nine ARC tracks. The …

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Grosvenorsport sponsors Goodwood’s Bank Holiday ‘Celebration Mile’

Rank Group Plc has informed that its new sports betting division Grosvenorsport will sponsor this Saturday’s Celebration Mile at Goodwood Racecourse. The Group Two ‘Grosvenor Sport Celebration Mile’ is considered the highlight of Goodwood’s three-day August Bank Holiday meeting. The Celebration Mile has a prize pool of £100,000 and will include notable contenders’ winner Lightning Spear, Qatar Goodwood Festival victor Beat The …

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Not so glorious: Betsafe squeezes into top ten at Goodwood

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Betsafe Horse Racing Manager Michael Robinson squeezed into the top 10 in the Tipster Challenge despite a disappointing race day at Goodwood. However, the 3.50 points that he collected from a victory for Havana Grey (7/2) was enough to convincingly upstage challenge regular Stephen Harris. The horse racing guru from bettingexpert failed to pick up any points across the seven …

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Betsafe shows horse racing focus with Tipster Challenge entry

Betsafe Horse Racing Manager Michael Robinson has reacted to the sports betting subsidiary adding a horse racing product to its service by signing up for today’s Tipster Challenge at Goodwood. Robinson has picked his seven winners at #GloriousGoodwood, which includes an extremely brave Nap of the Day in the 3:35. At the time of writing, Lancaster Bomber is priced at …

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‘Personalisation at Scale’…Goodwood partners with Qubit for digital inventory optimisation

The Goodwood Group, owners of the popular West Sussex estate Goodwood which hosts major motorsports, horseracing and leisure events has partnered with digital personalization specialist Qubit to optimise the performance of its digital assets. Confirming the partnership, Goodwood marketing has detailed that it wants Qubit technologies’ to bring ‘personalisation at scale’ to its digital inventory boosting sales and average order …

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Champion jockey McDonald faces betting charges in Australia

James McDonald, a champion jockey in Sydney, has been charged with betting on the horse that he rode to victory on his debut. Racing New South Wales (NSW) stewards have interviewed the Godolphin’s retained rider over the betting activity on Astern ahead of his race win at Randwick in December of last year. A late flurry of money saw Astern’s …

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Ladbrokes confident of 2016 targets as ‘recreational strategy delivers’

The governance of FTSE-listed Ladbrokes Plc is confident of delivering on its full-year 2016 expectations following the operator posting a fourth successive quarter of group revenue growth. Presenting its Q3 2016 trading update (period ending 30 September) Ladbrokes governance expects to post a 12% group revenue uplift delivering a strong KPI metrics across its divisions. Of particular note, the operator …

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Value Racing Tips takes Guests to the brink of Tipster title

The Guests moved into a commanding position with just one more week to go in the ‘Flat Season Tipster Challenge’ for 2016. Value Racing Tips, part of the Betting Gods network of tipsters, picked out four winners including Celestial Spheres (9/2) in the day’s opener. SBC News kept alive its chances of stealing second spot from bettingexpert, after Stephen Harris …

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The Guests look for Value Racing Tips at Goodwood

This week marks the penultimate week of Tipster Challenge action in its current format, before we revamp the horse-racing based competition. Can Value Racing Tips hold on to the Guest’s lead at the top of the leaderboard? Having produced a profit of £4,433.70 since 1st November 2013, Value Racing Tips has earned its spot on the Betting Gods network of …

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