Betway looks for future racing prospects sponsoring Wollacott Devon stable

Alan Alger – Betway

Betway marketing continues to expand its presence in UK horseracing, confirming that it will sponsor the Devon stable of Kayley Wollacott.

Wollacott took control of the stable earlier this year, after husband and champion trainer Richard Wollacott passed away.

Despite the tragic loss of Richard Wollacott, the Devon Stable continues to develop top studs, as Lalor won the ‘Grade 1 Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree in April, and will now embark on a novice chasing career this upcoming season, with his first start pencilled in for Tuesday 23rd October at Exeter.

Betway’s Alan Alger said: “This partnership really goes back to Aintree in April when Lalor was a hugely emotional winner of the Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle.

“We could all see in the paddock how much that win meant to everyone involved and racing as a whole. Kayley has had an incredibly difficult time over the past nine months and we were all in awe of her strength when being interviewed in the winners’ enclosure.

In its update, Betway marketing details that it will sponsor tee Wollacott stable, which will include branding around the yard, on the horsebox and clothing worn by Kayley and her staff.

Furthermore, Kayley Woollacott will provide a personal blog and video content for Betway, tracking the progress of Lalor and other Devon stable prospects.

Kayley Woollacott added: “We’re really grateful to Betway for sponsoring our yard. There’s a strong connection thereafter Lalor’s win at Aintree, which was obviously a very emotional day for all of us because Lalor always meant so much to Richard.

“We can’t wait for the season to really get started. Lalor is pencilled in for his first start over fences in the Best Mate Beginners’ Chase at Exeter on Tuesday 23rd October and we’ll then take it from there.

“He won a Grade 1 over hurdles and we’ve always thought that he would be a better chaser, so let’s hope we end up back at the big spring festivals. I’m looking forward to updating everyone on his progress, as well as our other horses, via the Betway Insider blog.”

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