European online bookmaker Unibet (Kindred Group), has been announced as the official betting partner of The Investec Derby Festival. The bookmaker forms a three-year (2017-2019) partnership between the bookmaker and Epsom Downs Racecourse.
On the first weekend of June (Friday 2-Saturday 3) Epsom Downs Racecourse will welcome many thousands of racegoers to witness two days of top-class flat racing, attracting best-thoroughbred racehorses in Europe.
The Investec Derby (Saturday 3 June), renowned as the greatest flat race in the world, this year boasts a record minimum total prize fund of £1.5 million. Unibet estimates that there will in excess of £60 million wagered across the industry on this year’s Investec Derby, while the 2017’s renewal will see more people betting via their mobile phone than ever before.
Ed Nicholson, Head of Racing Communications and Sponsorship at Kindred Group, said: “The Investec Derby remains the most prestigious flat race in the world. It is a British institution whose history and tradition resonates around the globe, and Unibet are honoured to be associated with such an iconic race as official betting partner.”
Tony Langenegger, Sponsorship Manager for The Jockey Club’s London region, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Unibet as the new official betting partner for the Investec Derby Festival in this three-year deal. This year’s Investec Derby promises to deliver another great contest, with 129 horses currently entered for the £1.5m contest.”