Horseracing

Sky Bet produces ITV Daryl Jacob jockey documentary

Sky Bet has announced the production of a new documentary centred around the online betting operator’s brand ambassador Daryl Jacob is in the pipeline. The film, titled ‘Daryl Jacob: Being a Jockey’, which will be released ahead of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, ‘aims to capture the highs and lows of life as a professional jockey’ and in particular, National Hunt …

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MansionBet launches marketing initiative ahead of Cheltenham Festival

Online betting operator MansionBet has initiated a new marketing campaign, ‘#MerryCheltmas’, ahead of the upcoming Cheltenham Festival. By creating a unique title for the festival, the sportsbook intends to market the event as ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ for racing fans. As part of the campaign, MansionBet will launch a range of offers for the week-long series of …

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Betdaq announces free trading for Cheltenham 2021

Global betting exchange Betdaq (Entain Plc) has announced a commission-free offer on all sports across the four days of the upcoming Cheltenham Festival. The operator’s traders will be able to take advantage of 0% commission on all 28 races taking place during the festival (16-19 March), in addition to other major sporting events held during the same period, including UEFA …

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Grand National maintains dates against betting’s reopening interests 

The Jockey Club has confirmed that the Randox Grand National will maintain its schedule of 8-10 April despite the UK betting sector’s appeal for a change of dates to support the reopening of England’s betting shops on 12 April. Led by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), UK operators had urged the Jockey Club – owner of Aintree Racecourse – …

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Racing TV debuts virtual studio to take coverage ‘to the next level’

Racing TV has unveiled a new virtual studio, based at Ealing Studios in West London, to ‘take horseracing TV coverage to the next level’ with the aim of ‘revolutionising how viewers enjoy the sport’. Timeline TV, which has served as Racecourse Media Group’s technical managed services provider since 2012, has collaborated with the firm on the creation of the studios, …

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BetVictor secures Gold Cup sponsorship via multi-fixture Newbury deal

Online betting operator BetVictor has secured a multi-fixture sponsorship agreement with Newbury Racecourse for the remainder of 2021, including the Gold Cup. The collaboration will see the firm sponsor sponsorship of 41 races across 13 reacedays throughout the year, beginning with the BetVictor March Opening Weekend on 5 and 6 March, featuring the Betvictor ‘Greatwood’ Gold Cup. In addition, the …

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Felicity Barnard joins Ascot as Commercial Director

Ascot Racecourse has strengthened its board through the appointment of Felicity Barnard as Commercial Director. Barnard brings considerable experience to the role, having served as CEO at Tie Break Tens for four years, where she launched the new short format of tennis globally. Other notable roles throughout her 15 year career include working for Arsenal FC’s London and Singapore offices …

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