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Betfred named as the ‘Official Bookmaker’ of Ascot racecourse

As part of a three-year deal running from 2019-2021, Betfred has been named as the ‘Official Bookmaker’ of Ascot racecourse and the Royal Ascot Festival, which will see them operate the two on-site betting shops within the Grandstand. In addition to operating the on-site shops, the new contract will see the bookmaker sponsoring the Betfred Heritage Handicap on Summer Mile Day, 13th …

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Ascot and Chester due to host races from The Silk Series

Ascot and Chester racecourses have agreed to host races from the third series of The Silk Series in 2019, with the first race taking place at Ascot Racecourse this Saturday. The £150,000 series of races for female jockeys aims to promote the achievements of both amateur and professional female jockeys across Britain. Jockeys take part in a series of fifteen …

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6 of the Best – SBC Awards co-host Kirsty Gallacher

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Rounding off November in style, we have a special edition 6 of the Best featuring Kirsty Gallacher – one of the star co-hosts for next week’s SBC Awards at The Artillery Garden in London. Gallacher, one of the most recognisable faces in sports broadcasting, will be joined on stage by Manchester United and Denmark goalkeeping legend Peter Schmeichel. Keep reading …

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Matchbook strengthens racing sponsorship portfolio

Matchbook Betting Exchange has strengthened its sponsorship portfolio, with two new three-year horse-racing partnerships at Cheltenham and Ascot. The new Cheltenham racing season commences in a week, with Matchbook announcing it will sponsor four races including the £60,000 Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Chase. The new sponsorship deal acts as an affirmation of Matchbook’s continued commitment to being a renowned force in …

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Windsor and Eton introduce #dothefrankie challenge

Windsor and Eton Brewery has announced a new link-up with QIPCO British Champions Day, which will give customers and landlords of pubs around London and the Thames Valley a chance to win tickets to “Britain’s richest ever race-day”. The promotion, which is to run over the course of the next six weeks, requires customers to upload a picture of themselves …

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Tristan McDonald – i-pools: “an innovative, skill-based alternative”

Social pools betting network i-pools recently launched the UK’s first real-money Daily Fantasy Racing games, with the aim of offering punters an alternative to fixed-odds markets and totaliser betting. SBC caught up with i-pools Founder Tristan McDonald to find out more.   SBC: Hi Tristan! Firstly can you begin by introducing the concept of Daily Fantasy Racing pools and what it …

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Sky Sports lands Ascot broadcasting coup

Ascot Racecourse and At The Races has revealed that from March 2019, Ascot will be broadcast on Sky Sports Racing, with At The Races also managing UK streaming for betting rights of the racecourse. The agreement, which will run until at least 2021, will see Ascot join Sky Sports Racing’s strong global rights portfolio, which includes the Boodles Chester May …

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Royal Ascot gets tough on anti social behaviour

The management of Ascot Racecourse (Berkshire), is set to impose new measures on alcohol consumption during its marquee Royal Ascot event (19-23 June), in a bid to crackdown on violent incidents during the racing festival. Royal Ascot racegoers may be breathalysed by stewards and refused admission to the festival as part of the crackdown. Ascot management details that it wants …

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Ron Hearn crowned Betting Shop Manager of the Year

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Ron Hearn of JenningsBet has been crowned the 2017 Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year. The 57-year-old, who has a betting shop career spanning 40 years, the last six of which have been spent with JenningsBet, beat seven other finalists from Ladbrokes, Coral, Megabet, Paddy Power Betfair and William Hill. Hearn, who told the Racing Post: “It is …

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The Betfred Story Part 2: The Bonus King

“One thing with Fred is that he gives everyone a chance, whether you’re a millionaire or whether you’re skint. He gives you a chance to win, and that’s what the man’s about – value.” – Gary Wiltshire, pundit and bookmaker Part Two of the Betfred story (see part one here) looks at how the company flourished. Before long Fred Done’s …

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