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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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666Bet sponsors Bunbury Cup

666Bet has become the new sponsor of Newmarket’s historic seven furlong handicap, the Bunbury Cup, on 12 July. The Heritage Handicap, which has a prize fund of £120,000, up £20,000 from last year, is being run as an early closing race for the first time this year and has attracted a bumper entry at the closing stage yesterday. In addition …

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