Horseracing

MansionBet expands reach with US-centred Sky Sports Racing deal

UK online sportsbook MansionBet will now act as sponsor of US coverage on Sky Sports Racing, as part of an expansion of its existing contract with the broadcaster. Under the terms of the renewal, MansionBet will sponsor race day reviews and previews, expanding its viewership to the US audience, as more and more states in the country embrace legal regulated …

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bet365 heads betslip leaderboard in Oddschecker Cheltenham report

Oddschecker has released its report of betting trends during the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, revealing positive results for numerous operators with bet365 heading the betslip leaderboard. The Stoke-on-Trent based online bookmaker accumulated the largest share of betslip clicks on the odds comparison website throughout the four-day festival at 19.4%, whilst Flutter Entertainment’s Sky Bet and Paddy Power finished second and third …

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UK racing’s return will usher a starting prices overhaul 

The Starting Price Regulatory Commission (SPRC) has announced that UK racing fixtures starting prices will be determined using ‘mainly off-course mechanisms‘. The change has been implemented following a number of years under consideration, with the SPRC outlining that racing fixtures needs to better reflect their betting markets as a whole.  Starting prices were last examined in 2015 when on-course betting …

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Horse racing expresses debt concerns over DCMS relief

The reluctance of many horse racing bodies to take on more debt has led to the sport receiving only half of the £40 million originally earmarked by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). According to the Racing Post, racetracks have been unwilling to take on more debt due to the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, instead …

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Horse racing receives financial boost from latest DCMS relief tranche

Horse racing will receive a much needed financial boost as part of the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) latest tranche of funding. As a result of the DCMS’ latest round of sports funding, horse racing will receive £21 million in loans, committed to the Horse Betting Levy Board (HBLB). This funding ‘will ensure essential race day integrity …

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HRI to commence CEO recruitment drive as Kavanagh steps down

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is looking for a new CEO as current incumbent Brian Kavanagh has announced he will be vacating the position in September this year. As CEO of the governing body responsible for horse racing in Ireland, Kavanagh oversaw several major milestones and challenges during his tenure, including the implementation of the country’s updated betting tax framework, closely …

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The Tote enhances player protection with TruNarrative partnership

The Tote has struck a partnership with TruNarrative to strengthen its player protection and customer onboarding capabilities, as part of a commitment to safeguarding bettors in line with UK regulations. Due to the Tote’s general objective of providing a safe environment for bettors to place wagers – the purpose for which it was established over nine decades ago – the …

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BHA plans to get owners back on track by April  

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is working with all stakeholders to ensure that owners can return to England and Scotland’s racecourses from Monday 29 March – in line with government rules on easing national restrictions. Since January public attendance to racecourses has been restricted, following the announcement of the UK’s winter lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. …

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Cheltenham Festival attracts record viewership on first day

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 has attracted record viewership on only its first day, with both the average and peak audience up significantly on the previous year. ITV Racing drew in an average of 1.1 million viewers, with a total of 1.5 million tuning in to watch the Champions Hurdle, won by Rachel Blackmore, riding the hugely anticipated Irish racehorse Honeysuckle. …

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Betting brands set for 2021 Cheltenham sponsorship boost

Betting brands sponsoring this year’s Cheltenham Festival are set to benefit from increased exposure, with the event forecast to pull in its biggest viewing audience in 10 years due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures compiled by Nielsen Sports. The sports measurement and analytics firm also estimated that over £500 million is expected to be wagered on races during …

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