Tag Archives: Rachael Blackmore

Jockey Club ‘to explore every option’ regarding Cheltenham expansion

The Jockey Club is reportedly considering expanding the Cheltenham Festival to include a fifth day by 2023, as the organisation looks to ‘explore every option’ to improve both the event and the sport of horse racing, according to The Telegraph. Should the Festival be expanded, it will join Ireland’s Punchestown Festival and the recently concluded Royal Ascot event, the latter …

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Scientific Games’ OpenSports finds more success at Grand National

Scientific Games has broken its records again in 2021, this time at the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, building on the success of its OpenSports platform at the Cheltenham Festival. The Nasdaq registered firm reported over 50 million bets placed through OpenSports, utilised by a range of online and retail operators, with over 19 million bets placed on …

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RMG passes the winning post with Cheltenham streaming record

RMG passes the winning post with Cheltenham streaming record

Last week’s Cheltenham Festival recorded a huge uptake in the number of viewers streaming the event, with the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) reporting the highest figure in British and Irish horse racing history. Utilising the services of real-time streaming technology platform Phenix, RMG secured up to 500,000 streams on individual races, representing a year-on-year growth rate of 60% across the …

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Diversity in Racing Steering Group releases 2020 strategy

British racing’s Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG) has revealed that it will be collating and evaluating cross-industry diversity data during 2020, as the group moves towards raising awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion across racing. As confirmed in its 2019 annual update, the group has outlined its overall strategy and priorities for the upcoming 12-18 months. Sulekha …

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BetVictor launches horseracing Smart Card product

Online bookmaker BetVictor has launched a new Smart Card product which will offer punters the opportunity to access a continuous stream of live horse racing data.  The new product, developed in collaboration with BetVictor’s data partner, Timeform, is hoped to offer more up-to-date information on races, updating the traditionally static information provided 24 hours before each race with updates, tips …

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Champion Trio bolsters BetVictor’s racing stable

BetVictor announces a trio of racing figurehead appointments, welcoming Nicola Currie, Rachael Blackmore and Jamie Snowden as new brand ambassadors. The Gibraltar-based bookmaker moves to bolster its racing profile, as flat jockey champion Nicola Currie, National Hunt jockey Rachael Blackmore and leading UK trainer Jamie Snowden join its stable. As new ambassadors, the racing trio will play an integral part …

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