Horseracing

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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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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Diversity in Racing Steering Group publishes annual update

The Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG) has called on British horse racing to ‘capitalise on current momentum’ and work towards more diversity and inclusivity within the sport. In light of the worldwide discussion regarding race and racism this year, the Steering Group’s annual update touches onethnic diversity, highlights important milestones and oversees the launch of a range of industry …

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BetMakers ventures into Jamaican horse racing market

Australia-based BetMakers Technology Group has signed a new partnership with Prime Sports Jamaica (PSJ) and Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment (SVREL) – two subsidiaries of Supreme Ventures. Through its BetMakers DNA (BDNA) and Managed Training Services (MTS) divisions, BetMaker has sealed the rights to manage fixed odds wagering for all fixed bets placed on Jamaican and international horse race meetings …

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