Tag Archives: Horse Racing

Paris tracks face second shutdown as government changes coronavirus policy

The French government has withdrawn its approval to allow racing to resume in areas still affected by the coronavirus outbreak, resulting in a suspension of racing at tracks including ParisLongchamp, Auteuil and Saint-Cloud. To mitigate the impact of COVID-19, the French government has recently classified different areas of the country into red and green zones – red being assigned to …

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BHA extends racing suspension beyond end of April

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that the suspension of racing will be extended, with a date for resumption yet to be decided. Racing was initially suspended on March 18 following the government’s decision to introduce the current lockdown measures which seek to protect essential emergency services and the health and safety of the public. But while a new …

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Irish racing cancelled as Varadkar increases COVID-19 measures

Horse racing across Ireland came to a halt last night following new restrictions imposed by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, which has seen all sporting events cancelled until 19 April at the earliest due to COVID-19. Irish racing has been taking place without spectators since 13 March, and was subject to strict controls. The restrictions meant that race meetings were closed …

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Four-time jockey champion announced as Racing Post Ambassador

Racing Post has expanded its media team after four-time champion jockey Richard Johnson became the company’s newest ambassador. Johnson will delegate his time to writing regular features for the paper and website every Saturday, whilst also promoting jockey welfare for the company. Louise Agran, Chief Marketing Officer at Racing Post, commented: “Richard is one of the most successful jockeys around …

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Hayley Turner OBE joins MansionBet’s horse racing team

MasionBet has announced Triple Group One winning jockey, Hayley Turner OBE, will be the brand’s newest racing ambassador. Turner has over 1,500 flat race wins and is considered one of the most successful UK female jockeys of all time. Hayley Turner OBE stated: “I’m thrilled to be sponsored by MansionBet for the upcoming season and hopefully, I will be riding …

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Ben Keith, Star Sports: racing must be diverse, fun, and welcoming

Over recent years, the UK racing sector has faced a number of difficulties including cuts to funding, concerns over age-verification measures and engagement with a wider audience. Speaking to Ben Keith, Owner of Star Sports, at Betting on Sports he explained that the on-course sector is doing everything it can to prevent under-aged gambling. He said: “I don’t really think …

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Betting on Sports Webinar series hosts AllSported – Racing Developing 20/20 Vision

SBC’s Betting on Sports webinar series continues on Wednesday 4 September 2019 with AllSported – Racing Developing 20/20 Vision, an in-depth look at the new trading solution launched by Racing Post, TXODDS and Banach Technologies. The three-way venture has developed a ‘made-to-measure’ trading solution powered by TXODDS data feeds, servicing Banach’s sophisticated trading algorithms, with Racing Post delivering content-led engagements. …

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Winning Post – Industry faces compliance demands on all fronts

Strategic consultancy, Regulus Partners, focused on international gambling and related industries, taking a look at some of the key challenges the gambling industry faces in its ‘Winning Post’ Column. UK: gambling regulation – nothing minor about age verification changes The GB Gambling Commission has confirmed a tightening of age verification rules for licensees to protect minors. From 7 May (three …

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Trio of Racing stakeholders warns Parliament of No Deal implications

The conversation surrounding Brexit has been inescapable for the last two and a half years, with MPs still unable to agree upon a deal that would be most beneficial for the UK. Later in the week, Chief Executive of Irish racing Brian Kavanagh will be travelling to Westminster to liaise with senior officials from both the British Horseracing Authority and …

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Black Type COO, Stephen Davison: Maximising racing’s expansion

Black Type is looking to build on a positive 2018 and benefit from a rejuvenated digital approach in the year ahead. We spoke to the operator’s new COO, Stephen Davison on how the brand is looking to elevate its digital offering in 2019, as well as what the changes in racing broadcasting mean for Black Type. SBC: Can you detail …

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