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Fitzdares strengthens commitment to racing with Peterborough Chase sponsorship

Private bookmaker Fitzdares has confirmed that it will be continuing its support of the UK racing industry through its sponsorship of the upcoming Peterborough Chase in December.  The bookmaker will be launching the £500,000 Best Mate Bonus to mark the 50th anniversary of the race, and to celebrate the revered jump horse, Best Mate.  The half a million pound bonus …

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Betfair Australia to launch exchange on Hong Kong racing

Flutter Entertainment’s Betfair Australia has confirmed that it will be launching a new betting exchange on horse races in Hong Kong, despite not being sanctioned by the Jockey Club.  Set to begin on 1 September, which coincides with the start of the Hong Kong 2019-20 racing season, Betfair Australia is due to offer exchange punters the opportunity to wager bets …

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Fred Done – Tote dispute sees ‘Betfred finished with UK racing’

Independent bookmaker Betfred is ready to scrap its entire commercial relationship with UK racing, detailing that it will no longer sponsor events and cull its entire on-course betting portfolio. A frustrated Fred Done founder of Betfred has stated to the Racing Post that his company ‘can live without the sport’ and that the bookmaker’s ‘association with racing is now broken’. …

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Betfred Tote put on notice, as UK racing eyes new pools product for 2018

The Times has revealed that a group of UK racing stakeholders are preparing to establish a rival pool-based betting system to Betfred’s Tote, as the sport looks for new revenue streams. Led by the Jockey Club and Arena Racing Company (ARC), it is understood that 56 of the 60 UK racetracks have committed to the Tote rival venture which will …

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Betway commits further to UK racing with ‘sponsorship splash on the Flat!’

Betway has further strengthened its presence within UK racing by agreeing a set of deals with Jockey Club Racecourses, Arena Racing Company (ARC) and York Racecourse to retain its sponsorship of headline contests while extending its support to Newmarket and Haydock.  New ventures on the Flat for the bookmaker include the listed Betway King Charles II Stakes on May 20and the Group 3 Betway Criterion …

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BetVictor replaces Paddy Power as Cheltenham Open feature race sponsors

The feature race of the Cheltenham Open meeting is to be known as the BetVictor Gold Cup, after the firm took over the sponsorship lost by Paddy Power due to the authorised betting partner row. The race has been sponsored by Paddy Power since 2003, but the bookmaker has not signed up for ABP status and is therefore unable to …

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Fred Done – ‘Betfred can walk away from racing if sponsorship is not wanted’

Speaking to the Racing Post, Betfred founder Fred Done has stated that he is prepared to walk away from racing if the sport’s governing bodies do not want his company’s sponsorship money. Done waded into the escalating row concerning the ‘authorised betting partner’ classification which has divided racing industry stakeholders and betting operators. Racing’s recent announcement that it will only …

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British Racing groups join to tackle bookmaker levy decline

Led by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Britain’s largest racecourse governance groups have joined forces to tackle the issue of ‘underfunding and loopholes’ in the levy system. The joint stakeholders will move to bar bookmakers’ from sponsoring race events, tracks and festivals if they do not pay levy contributions through their online operations. The proposed levy initiative is supported by …

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bet365 renews sponsorship of Sandown Park

Sandown Park Racecourse management have announced that UK bookmaker bet365 have extended its racecourse and festival sponsorship for a further three years. The bet365 brand will continue to be promoted throughout the racecourses track. The bookmaker will also keep its title sponsorships of bet365 Flat Friday and bet365 Jump Finale for Sandown Park’s Race Festival, which is hosted every April. …

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BHA shuffles 2015 fixture list to avoid clash

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), in conjunction with Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR), British Champions Series and Channel 4, is pleased to announce a series of alterations to the Fixture List from 2015 with the result of ensuring that Cheltenham’s Showcase meeting is no longer held on the same day as QIPCO British Champions Day in mid-October. The Showcase meeting will …

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