Horseracing

MansionBet maintains horse racing presence with Turner renewal

Online sportsbook MansionBet has maintained its prominent position in the horse racing sector after renewing its partnership with Hayley Turner OBE for a second year. MansionBet’s collaboration with champion jockey Turner has seen the duo cooperate on a number of campaigns throughout 2020, including Cheltenham and Royal Ascot, where she earned her second record-breaking win in the Sandringham Stakes. The …

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Horse Racing Ireland launches mobile app through PTI Digital collaboration

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has announced that it will launch a new mobile application, assisted by digital and data consultancy PTI Digital. The creation of the app is part of HRI’s wider digital vision that will deliver growth and revenue for the business, enhance race day experience, engage key audiences and meet wider HRI strategic objectives.  In March last year, …

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Royal Ascot’s ‘massive’ seven-race cards welcomed by bookmakers

Royal Ascot ‘massive’ seven-race cards welcomed by bookmakers

Royal Ascot has made the decision to expand its race card to seven meetings a day, in a move which has been well received by betting industry figures. The Copper Horse Stakes, the Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes and the Golden Gates Stakes flat races were fixed to the venue’s week long event last year. This was followed by the inclusion …

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Racing dealt another ‘hammer blow’ as DCMS refuses levy review

The Daily Mail has reported that the UK racing industry has been dealt another ‘hammer blow’ after the government has refused to review the duties and timetable of the Betting levy.  The newspaper cited a letter from DCMS sports minister Nigel Huddleston, who claims that he has ‘made it clear’ that a review of levy terms will not form any …

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Jockey Club keeps its Grand National promise to NHS staff  

The Jockey Club has kept its ‘NHS promise’ by confirming that a donation of 10,000 Randox Grand National tickets to Merseyside frontline staff and social care workers will be honoured at the 2022 festival at Aintree Racecourse.  Last year, the Jockey Club pledged to donate 10,000 tickets for the first day of the Randox Grand National Festival in 2021 in …

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Letter to MPs calls for Gambling Commission to rethink betting review

A template letter to MPs, the author of which is not yet known, has called on lawmakers to pressure the Gambling Commission to rethink its current betting review due to the financial impact on horse racing. The sport is set to be dealt a heavy blow by potential gambling reforms, in the form of a possible £60 million loss, at …

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Brian Hughes appointed Horse Racing Ambassador at MansionBet

MansionBet has appointed champion jump jockey Brian Hughes as its new Horse Racing Ambassador. Hughes will be working closely with the betting operator, as well as with colleague and flat racing jockey Hayley Turner OBE, in producing engaging content across the firm’s campaigns. In addition, he will become a regular feature on the MansionBet blog. “I’m delighted to be sponsored …

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Racing in Ireland remains behind closed doors, as doubts cast over Cheltenham

Racing in Ireland will continue without spectators after the Irish Government introduced new, stricter measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 earlier today. The sport has been staged behind closed doors since its resumption on 8 June and the Government confirmed on its official website that protocols will remain in place to protect racegoers. Elite sports, horse racing, greyhound racing, …

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Paddy Power becomes headline sponsor of ITV Racing

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has been announced as the new headline sponsor of ITV Racing, beginning on 1 January 2021. The agreement was negotiated by MediaCom, and includes broadcast, catch up, digital, social, podcast and licensing rights. In addition Flutter Entertainment brands will feature in the ITV Racing App, and Betfair will sponsor ITV Racing’s Saturday morning programme The Opening …

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BHA’s Nick Rust honoured with OBE

Nick Rust, the British Horseracing Authority’s Chief Executive, will receive an OBE for his services to the sport of horse racing.  Having served in his position for nearly six years, Rust will officially step down as chief executive from 1 January.  During his tenure, Rust has dealt with various challenges including the changes to the Levy, overseeing the review of …

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