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Racing attendance raised in parliament as industry calls for greater reopening

The issue of spectator attendance at British racetracks has been raised in parliament, as calls for an increase in venue capacity from leading industry figures and organisations continue to mount. Raised during a debate regarding the Events Research Programme, MPs discussed the success of pilot events in helping inform decisions about the safe relaxation of social distancing measures. Questioning sports …

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Britannia Stakes ‘fantastic initiative’ distributes £1.25m to charities

Member organisations of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) have distributed over £1.25 million to a selection of charities, donating the entirety of the profits from the Britannia Stakes race, held on 17 June during the Royal Ascot festival.  Participants in the initiative include BGC members Flutter Entertainment (Paddy Power, Betfair, Sky Bet), bet365, Entain (Ladbrokes, Coral), William Hill, Kindred …

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SBK signs long-term sponsorship deal with Richard Kingscote

Smarkets’ sportsbook app SBK has committed to a long-term sponsorship of multiple title-winning jockey Richard Kingscote until October 2022. The agreement will see reigning all-weather champion Kingscote wear SBK branded riding gear over the next 16 months, as well as produce exclusive content for the operator. “I’m thrilled to have SBK as my new sponsor, and I’d like to thank …

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William Hill recruits flat master Charlie Hills as new Ambassador

In time for Royal Ascot festival week, William Hill has secured renowned winning stud trainer Charlie Hills to become the heritage bookmaker’s new Flat Racing Ambassador. Hills, the trainer of Europe’s highest-rated sprinter Battaash, will provide regular blogs on his runners, views, and opinions on all matters related to the flat racing season The exclusive blog and media content begins …

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Racing Stars launches racing’s fairest fantasy pools product   

Affordability checks could have ‘devastating impact on sport’ says MP

Newly licensed Racing Stars has launched its new MVP fantasy racing product to coincide with this week’s Royal Ascot festival (15-19 June). Co-founded by the Norfolk enterprise team of Steve Evans (MD), Danny Williams and Nathan Thompson, RacingStars.co.uk has branded itself as “the first-ever fantasy league betting platform based on real races and real prizes”.  MVP players can buy tokens …

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Royal Ascot secures biggest international coverage for 2021 comeback

This year’s Royal Ascot will feature the biggest international media exposure for the prestigious UK racing festival, hosted from Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th June. Preparing the festival for its public return, welcoming +12,000 spectators to its racecourse each day, Ascot Racecourse has selected HBA Media to serve as its lead international media rights distributor. Expanding Royal Ascot’s global coverage, …

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RCA in talks with government over Royal Ascot spectators

The Racecourse Association (RCA) remains in talks with the UK government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) regarding the return of spectators for the Royal Ascot meeting between 15 and 19 June. As reported by the Racing Post, David Armstrong, Chief Executive of the RCA, confirmed that the organisation is still in discussions with the government ahead of the easing of national …

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Felicity Barnard joins Ascot as Commercial Director

Ascot Racecourse has strengthened its board through the appointment of Felicity Barnard as Commercial Director. Barnard brings considerable experience to the role, having served as CEO at Tie Break Tens for four years, where she launched the new short format of tennis globally. Other notable roles throughout her 15 year career include working for Arsenal FC’s London and Singapore offices …

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MansionBet maintains horse racing presence with Turner renewal

Online sportsbook MansionBet has maintained its prominent position in the horse racing sector after renewing its partnership with Hayley Turner OBE for a second year. MansionBet’s collaboration with champion jockey Turner has seen the duo cooperate on a number of campaigns throughout 2020, including Cheltenham and Royal Ascot, where she earned her second record-breaking win in the Sandringham Stakes. The …

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