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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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Yorkshire Cup continues MansionBet sponsorship push

Online sportsbook and casino brand MansionBet has been announced as the title sponsor of two high profile race York Racecourse, as it continues a concerted push across the world of sports sponsorship. A part of the Mansion Group portfolio, the sponsorship begins with the MansionBet Yorkshire Cup taking place on Friday May 18 at 15:30pm, and will be following by …

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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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bettingexpert fails at York after flying Tipster Challenge start

Carlisle - Tipster Challenge

It was back to reality for Stephen Harris in the Tipster Challenge, as the bettingexpert horse racing guru backed up his flying 29.50-point start by returning just 0.57 in the second week at York. However, Steven Mullington, the second guest in the Betting Gods sponsored competition, fared slightly better with a second race win on Battered (4/1) for a total …

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888sport’s Mullington steps up to challenge bettingexpert

Carlisle - Tipster Challenge

Steven Mullington, the lead horse racing writer on the 888sport blog, has stepped up to challenge bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris in the Flat Season Tipster Challenge at York. Last week, Harris started the new Flat Season competition, sponsored by Betting Gods, by collecting 29.50 points at Chester, which included winners at 16/1 and 15/2. Meanwhile, Mullington, who also writes for the …

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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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Irish TV3 Group secures four-year UK horse racing deal with RMG

Hereford - Cheltenham Racecourse 15.03.16 The Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy. Ruby Walsh celebrates after winning the race riding Annie Power. Photo Andy Watts / Racingfotos.com THIS IMAGE IS SOURCED FROM AND MUST BE BYLINED "RACINGFOTOS.COM"

Irish TV viewers will enjoy up to 50 days of live racing action each year, after TV3 Group announced a new four-year partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG) from January 1, 2017. Starting with the New Year’s Day meeting from Cheltenham, TV3 and 3e will broadcast some of the biggest events in horse racing, including the Cheltenham Festival, Randox Health …

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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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Three winners for Paddy as bettingexpert charge is ‘Postponed’

Paddy Power and Timeform shared the spoils in the Tipster Challenge at York, with both returning a highly creditable 9.71 points. A trio of winners for Power, Director of Communications for the Irish bookmaker, helped the Guests to open up a 25.50-point lead at the top of the leaderboard. Across the day, our experts were only able to record points …

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Paddy Power hopes to find the #MissingType at York Races

This week’s Tipster Challenge Guest is Paddy Power, Director of Communications for his namesake company. A graduate from Dublin University, Power has worked in all facets of the business, including risk control, operations and marketing. The Irish bookmaker is completely unique within the industry, with entertaining advertising campaigns and often controversial betting markets. Just last month, they initiated an advertising …

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