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Betfair finds new ambassador in ‘innovative’ Bryony Frost

SBC News Betfair finds new ambassador in ‘innovative’ Bryony Frost

Betfair, a subsidiary of Flutter Entertainment, has named top jockey Bryony Frost as an ambassador of the betting brand. The collaboration sees Frost share her views on racing and her weekly rides, including 12-time champion trainer, Paul Nicholls, two-time champion jockey, Ryan Moore, and TV pundits such as Kate Tracey, Kevin Blake and Vanessa Ryle. Laura-Jane O’Shea, Chief Executive Officer …

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SIS backs Australia’s RACELAB GLOBAL with significant investment

SIS backs Australia’s RACELAB Global with significant investment

SIS (Sports Information Services) will expand both its international and digital presence after making a significant investment in RACELAB GLOBAL, an Australian racing data science company. As a result of the investment, SIS will gain access to RACELAB GLOBAL’s proprietary technologies, including the supplier’s live PRO FORM informatics and ODDS ENGINE technology suite. Richard Ames, SIS CEO and new Chair …

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SIS to broadcast Hipódromo de las Américas fixtures via Codere deal

SIS to broadcast Hipódromo de las Américas fixtures via Codere deal

SIS (Sports Information Services) has built upon its Latin American offering by inking a new exclusive partnership with Codere.  Through the deal, SIS has agreed to broadcast the remaining 76 horse racing fixtures of the 2021 season from the Hipódromo de las Américas racetrack in Mexico City.  Coverage will be made available to SIS customers across the world via its …

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HBLB commits to £31.9m funding in early 2021

SBC News HBLB commits to £31.9m funding in early 2021

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has committed to providing £31.9 million in funding for the first four months of 2021, continuing the ‘significantly increased support’ that it has provided since the resumption of racing in June 2020. The contribution will include £24.4 million which will be designated for prize money, a 46% increase on the normal level paid by …

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HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50%

SBC News HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50%

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has confirmed that it will make a ‘substantial increase’ in its prize money for the remainder of the year, with allocations due to rise by 50%. HBLB has been spending around 25% more than usual on prize money since 1st June but from 1st September, for the following four months, this will increase even …

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Scottish racing gets green light for 22 June restart

SBC News Scottish racing gets green light for 22 June restart

In accordance with the Scottish Government’s route map for exiting lockdown, Scottish racing has been given the green light to resume behind closed doors from Monday 22 June. Discussions are currently taking place between Scottish Racing and the Scottish Government to support the resumption of race day fixtures. Scottish Racing’s Manager, Delly Innes, said: “The public can have confidence in …

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Racing Point F1 drops SportPesa due to home market ‘difficulties’

SBC News Racing Point F1 drops SportPesa due to home market ‘difficulties’

Formula One team Racing Point has terminated its title sponsorship with Kenyan bookmaker SportPesa due to ‘difficulties in their home market’, according to the firm’s team principal Otmar Szafnauer. Racing Point had initially signed a multi-year title sponsorship with SportPesa ahead of the 2019 F1 season, marked as the Kenyan betting group’s biggest-ever sponsorship commitment. However, as a new F1 season approaches (start …

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