Horseracing

BHA aims to enhance integrity and safety with“one team” focus

British horseracing is to see the evolution of its officiating model from 2019, designed to raise the bar on the sports regulation, in addition to how it handles issues of integrity, safety, welfare and the management of risk on the racecourse. Coming as the result of an extensive consultation process, the new raceday regulatory system was born on the belief …

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HKJC praises mainland links with Conghua Racecourse opening

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has announced the official opening of its Conghua Racecourse, which it hails as a new era for horse racing, whilst celebrating the close relations between Hong Kong and Guandong. Situated in the Conghua District of Guangzhou, in the Guangdong Province of south-eastern China, Conghua Racecourse provides the mainland with its first “world-class racecourse and …

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Newcastle Racecourse to receive multi-million pound face-lift

The Arena Racing Company (ARC) has revealed a multi-million pound development scheme for Newcastle Racecourse and High Gosforth Park, following on from the success in similar previous work undertaken. Planning to submit its plans for the next stages of its development to Newcastle City Council in Autumn this year, it is hoped the proposals will boost the international prestige of …

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Black Type celebrates 2nd Birthday with BOG pricing

Racing specialist online bookmaker Black Type (blacktype.bet), has launched its Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) prices and markets on all British and Irish horseracing events. Black Type which seeks to become the leading online destination for racing punters of all levels of experience, states that it is committed to delivering its customers the best market prices across its home market racing …

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BetVictor unveils new Guaranteed Bet market on UK & Irish races

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Gibraltar-headquartered bookmaker BetVictor has announced plans to give all customers the opportunity to win up to £500 on every UK & Ireland horse race – irrespective of the grade. As of today, when placing a single bet as normal, customers will be presented with the option of selecting Guaranteed Bet, a new market which will give customers the chance to …

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Grupo Orenes seeks to revitalise its horseracing proposition with Racing Post B2B

Spanish gambling group Grupo Orenes will expand its racing customer and operational provisions with Racing Post B2B. The partnership will see Racing Post act as the lead racecard, content and information supplier for the Spanish operator’s properties and digital sports betting brand – Vivalasuerte.es. Orenes management has stated that it seeks to revitalise horseracing as a sports betting proposition for …

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Tristan McDonald – i-pools: “an innovative, skill-based alternative”

Social pools betting network i-pools recently launched the UK’s first real-money Daily Fantasy Racing games, with the aim of offering punters an alternative to fixed-odds markets and totaliser betting. SBC caught up with i-pools Founder Tristan McDonald to find out more.   SBC: Hi Tristan! Firstly can you begin by introducing the concept of Daily Fantasy Racing pools and what it …

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Revamped levy system boosts British racing in 2017/18 report

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Reforms implemented by the government to the levy system have generated positive returns for racing stakeholders, as the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) published The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) annual report & accounts 2017-18. Coming into force in April of this year, the new levy forced all UK licensed bookies, whether that be land-based or …

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Sky Sports Racing extends US Triple Crown commitments

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Sky Sports Racing has moved to extend its broadcasting rights with US horseracing, after signing a new multi-year deal with NBCUniversal. Holding exclusive rights to the Kentucky Derby, “the oldest continuously held major sporting event in North America,” which will air live in the UK and Ireland, a separate long term deal has also been extended. This sees Sky Sports …

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Betway backs Galway Festival with Super Saturday sponsorship

Betway has agreed a deal to sponsor three races at this year’s highly-anticipated week-long Galway Races Summer Festival, which kicks off on 30 July. The online bookmaker will sponsor the first three races on the sixth day of the prestigious meeting, known as Super Saturday, in what will be the firm’s first horse racing sponsorship in Ireland. The three races …

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