Tag Archives: Ian Renton

Racing in Ireland remains behind closed doors, as doubts cast over Cheltenham

Racing in Ireland will continue without spectators after the Irish Government introduced new, stricter measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 earlier today. The sport has been staged behind closed doors since its resumption on 8 June and the Government confirmed on its official website that protocols will remain in place to protect racegoers. Elite sports, horse racing, greyhound racing, …

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The Tote, Jockey Club Racecourses and Britbet launch ‘Tote Guarantee’

The UK Tote Group, Jockey Club Racecourses and Britbet have agreed that the new ‘Tote Guarantee’ will be made available to punters at next week’s Cheltenham Festival. The Tote Guarantee will ensure that The Tote will at least match the industry Starting Price (SP), with the chance to exceed the SP if the pool price is bigger on all win …

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BetVictor extends Cheltenham Gold Cup sponsorship

Online gambling operator BetVictor will renew its sponsorship of Cheltenham Racecourse’s Gold Cup for a further three years, with the deal expected to run until 2021.   The race, which will be named The BetVictor Gold Cup, takes place during the three-day long November Meeting at Cheltenham racecourse and sees runners compete for prize money worth £160,000.  Matt Scarrott, Director of …

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Sun Bets signs deal to sponsor Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham

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Sun Bets has signed a three-year deal to sponsor the Grade One Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. The 2017 race will take place on the third day of the festival (March 16), which is also St Patrick’s Day. First run with its current race conditions in 1972, the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle will revert to its original title after being …

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BetVictor replaces Paddy Power as Cheltenham Open feature race sponsors

The feature race of the Cheltenham Open meeting is to be known as the BetVictor Gold Cup, after the firm took over the sponsorship lost by Paddy Power due to the authorised betting partner row. The race has been sponsored by Paddy Power since 2003, but the bookmaker has not signed up for ABP status and is therefore unable to …

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Betway new sponsor of Cheltenham Champions Chase

Cheltenham Racecourse has announced Betway as new sponsor of the Queen Mother Champion Chase at The Cheltenham Festival. The Betway brand will be seen throughout Cheltenham Racecourse on the festivals Ladies Day for the next three years. Ian Renton, Managing Director of Cheltenham Racecourse, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Betway to Cheltenham as the sponsor of the Queen Mother …

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