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Ladbrokes named as new sponsor for King George VI Chase

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Ladbrokes has confirmed that it has been named as the new sponsor for Kempton Park’s flagship meeting, The King George VI Christmas Festival, after inking a new five-year partnership.  The King George VI Chase – the most prestigious Grade 1 chase after the Cheltenham Gold Cup – was previously sponsored by Kindred Group’s 32Red.  Simon Clare, Ladbrokes Coral PR Director, …

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Dettori fans causing rethink on bet liabilities

After continuing his streak of summer successes at Sandown this weekend, Frankie Dettori has forced UK bookmakers to rethink their strategy on Dettori-accumulators, resulting in a number of bookmakers deciding to limit punters’ stakes on the champion jockey or insist on some legs be settled on SP only.  Speaking on Luck on Sunday, Ladbrokes Coral PR Director Simon Clare defended …

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Bookmakers took a £10m hit during racing shutdown

Following the six-day shutdown of UK horse racing last week, the Racing Post has reported that bookmakers have taken a £10m hit as a result. The flu outbreak, which is estimated to have cost the racing industry somewhere in the region of £15m, led to the temporary lock-down of 174 racing yards and an industry-wide halt on the sport as …

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Coral renews sponsorship of Welsh Grand National until 2022

Arena Racing Company (ARC), Chepstow Racecourse and Ladbrokes Coral have announced a five-year renewal of Coral sponsorship of the Welsh Grand National, making it the longest Graded race sponsorship in British jump racing. Under the renewed agreement, Coral will continue to sponsor Wales’ most prestigious race until 2022, which will be the 50th year that the operator has sponsored the …

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Ladbrokes confirms partnership with All-Weather Championships

Ladbrokes has strengthened its relationship with British Racing, signing a new three year partnership with the Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) to sponsor two categories of the All-Weather Championships. A founding sponsor of the All-Weather Championships in 2013, Ladbrokes will now sponsor both the “Fillies and Mares” and the “Three-Year-Old” categories. The deal will see the Ladbrokes branding displayed prominently on …

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Coral extends Black Cats partnership

League one favourites, Sunderland  have announced the two year extension of their partnership with UK betting operator Coral. As part of the partnership, Coral will provide the Stadium of Light with a comprehensive match day betting service for every league and cup game throughout the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 seasons. Through its association with Sunderland, Coral aims to further strengthen its …

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Coral extends longest running Group 1 sponsorship

Coral’s sponsorship of the Sandown Park Group 1 contest known as the clash of the generations, has been extended for a further five years. The Coral-Eclipse is also to be run for a record £750,000 in 2018, with the £250,000 increase on 2017’s figure a direct result of investment by the bookmaker and and The Jockey Club. Seeking to preserve …

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Rearranged Coral Welsh Grand National looks set to go ahead on Saturday

It’s looking increasingly likely that the previously rearranged Coral Welsh Grand National will be staged at Chepstow on Saturday, so long as the rainfall that originally scuppered the race from taking place isn’t replicated this week. The only other time that the Welsh National was moved to a Saturday was in 2015, a postponement that subsequently led to a dramatic …

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Ladbrokes Coral rejects the idea that trainers get preferential prices

Responding to the case that led to British trainer David Evans receiving a £3,000 fine from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Ladbrokes Coral has affirmed its consistency between prices offered to trainers and other customers. It comes after it was revealed that Evans placed a bet of £6,000 on his horse Black Dave at 4/1, whilst many bookmakers had the …

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Ladbrokes Coral withdraws paper price guarantee

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Ladbrokes Coral has announced it will no longer offer guaranteed prices that appear in the paper for a brief time on the day of the race.   Previously, for a limited period both Ladbrokes and Coral offered the prices that had been printed in the paper at 8:30am. However, as operators continue to become further detached from paper prices, Ladbrokes …

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