188BET has announced that it will extend its sponsorship agreement with 2017 Champion Jockey Silvestre De Sousa.
The Brazilian flat racing jockey has created a substantial lead over his closest competitors this season, having run over 150 winners he will officially claim the title of Britain’s champion jockey for 2017 on British Champions Day at Ascot this Saturday. The 36 year old is widely regarded as one of British racing’s most cherished characters having only started racing at the age of 18.
188BET’s Managing Director, Nigel Singer said: “Everybody at 188BET would like to congratulate Silvestre on his fantastic achievement of becoming Champion Jockey for 2017. The accolade is rich reward for the commitment shown by him throughout the year.
“I am also pleased to announce we will extend our sponsorship agreement with Silvestre into the 2018 flat racing season. He carries with him the best wishes of all at 188BET for another successful season.”
188BET has a long association with sport having been involved with horse racing, football, rugby league, cricket and snooker for many years. The online betting operator is currently the primary sponsor of Super League team and World Club Champions the Wigan Warriors.
Furthermore, the deal with De Sousa affirms 188BET’s continued commitment to horseracing as a key product, the operator currently offers best odds on all UK Irish horse races, as well as selected daily price boosts.