Tag Archives: The jockey Club

Jockey Club donates 10,000 Grand National tickets to NHS

The Jockey Club has confirmed that it will donate 10,000 tickets to the NHS and social care sector in Merseyside for the first day of the 2021 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree. The racecourse group, which owns Aintree racecourse, has also revealed that the first day of next year’s Festival will be renamed as Liverpool’s NHS Day in …

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COVID-19 concerns see Grand National called off 

UK racing and sports betting have been dealt another blow this week with the ‘Randox Health Grand National’ cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Jockey Club Racecourses, which owns Aintree, confirmed that the three-day event will not take place next month after new government measures announced yesterday emphasised that the UK should ‘avoid non-essential contact and unnecessary travel’. Sandy Dudgeon, …

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Nick Bannister named as new chairman of Haydock Racecourse

The Jockey Club has named Nick Bannister as the new chairman of Haydock Racecourse, beginning his new role tomorrow. Bannister, a previous Cheltenham Festival-winning owner, will take over the position of Haydock Racecourse Chairman from Lord Daresbury, who has held the position since 2015. He said: “I am delighted and honoured to be taking over the chairmanship of Haydock from …

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Jockey Club brings back £1m Chase Triple Crown prize money

The Jockey Club has outlined plans to award £1m in prize money to horses which can win the three most prestigious Grade One staying chases in the new 2019-20 season, in a bid to increase engagement with racing in the UK. The prize money, which will be the biggest bonus in jump racing, will be awarded to the owner, trainer, …

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The Jockey Club names Delia Bushell as group chief executive

The Jockey Club has confirmed that former-BT Sport and Sky executive Delia Bushell will join the organisation as its new group chief executive, replacing outgoing chief executive Simon Bazalgette.  Bushell will join the Jockey Club in September, with a handover period of one month, before taking over from Bazalgette when he stands down in October.  It is understood that Bushell …

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Simon Bazalgette confirms he will step down from The Jockey Club

Simon Bazalgette, group chief executive of The Jockey Club, has confirmed that he will be stepping down from the role at the end of the year in a transition towards a non-executive career. Bazalgette, who has been with The Jockey Club for over a decade, has recently been named as an independent non-executive director on the EFL Board, replacing his …

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Britbet unites with Tote to significantly enhance UK pool betting

The Tote consortium and Britbet have reached a £50 million seven-year agreement to significantly elevated pool betting in the UK. The deal which will commence immediately, follows constructive discussions between the Tote consortium, made up of Betfred and Alizeti who are the current owners of the UK Tote, and Britbet, marks a significant landmark in progress for Tote betting within …

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Matchbook strengthens racing sponsorship portfolio

Matchbook Betting Exchange has strengthened its sponsorship portfolio, with two new three-year horse-racing partnerships at Cheltenham and Ascot. The new Cheltenham racing season commences in a week, with Matchbook announcing it will sponsor four races including the £60,000 Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Chase. The new sponsorship deal acts as an affirmation of Matchbook’s continued commitment to being a renowned force in …

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British Horseracing receives 2017 boost reports The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club has announced 2017 figures detailing a ninth successive year of growth, as well as a record contribution to British horseracing prize money. Welcoming four million people to its venues throughout the year, the group has reported revenues exceeding £200m for the first time, up 5.2 percent year-on-year to £201.1m, driven by increases in admissions, media, hospitality and …

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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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