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Simon Bazalgette confirms he will step down from The Jockey Club

Simon Bazalgette, group chief executive of The Jockey Club, has confirmed that he will be stepping down from the role at the end of the year in a transition towards a non-executive career. Bazalgette, who has been with The Jockey Club for over a decade, has recently been named as an independent non-executive director on the EFL Board, replacing his …

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Britbet unites with Tote to significantly enhance UK pool betting

The Tote consortium and Britbet have reached a £50 million seven-year agreement to significantly elevated pool betting in the UK. The deal which will commence immediately, follows constructive discussions between the Tote consortium, made up of Betfred and Alizeti who are the current owners of the UK Tote, and Britbet, marks a significant landmark in progress for Tote betting within …

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Matchbook strengthens racing sponsorship portfolio

Matchbook Betting Exchange has strengthened its sponsorship portfolio, with two new three-year horse-racing partnerships at Cheltenham and Ascot. The new Cheltenham racing season commences in a week, with Matchbook announcing it will sponsor four races including the £60,000 Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Chase. The new sponsorship deal acts as an affirmation of Matchbook’s continued commitment to being a renowned force in …

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British Horseracing receives 2017 boost reports The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club has announced 2017 figures detailing a ninth successive year of growth, as well as a record contribution to British horseracing prize money. Welcoming four million people to its venues throughout the year, the group has reported revenues exceeding £200m for the first time, up 5.2 percent year-on-year to £201.1m, driven by increases in admissions, media, hospitality and …

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Coral extends longest running Group 1 sponsorship

Coral’s sponsorship of the Sandown Park Group 1 contest known as the clash of the generations, has been extended for a further five years. The Coral-Eclipse is also to be run for a record £750,000 in 2018, with the £250,000 increase on 2017’s figure a direct result of investment by the bookmaker and and The Jockey Club. Seeking to preserve …

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Jockey Club introduces mobile ticketing at Cheltenham Festival

The Jockey Club has introduced its Race On app, which is set to provide mobile ticketing at its 15 nationwide racecourses. Allowing Cheltenham Festival racegoers to become the first in Britain to use app based tickets for general admission, it has been developed to enhance customer experience at its 348 racedays, which welcome almost two million spectators per year. Paul …

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The Jockey Club welcomes National Express onboard

National Express has signed a three year ‘Official Coach and Bus Partner’ agreement with The Jockey Club. This deal will see the UK’s largest coach operator provide dedicated services across the United Kingdom, direct to all major events in The Jockey Club’s racing calendar. As part of the new service, it’s promised that it will “provide customers with drop off …

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Smarkets enters horseracing sponsorship

London headquartered Smarkets has agreed a horseracing sponsorship deal for the very first time, as revealed in The Racing Post. The betting exchange has entered the agreement with The Jockey Club, covering 35 fixtures throughout 2018, beginning at Wincanton this coming Saturday (January 6). Covering 11 of The Jockey Club’s 15 strong racecourse portfolio, including Aintree, Epsom, Haydock and Sandown, …

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The Jockey Club in record prize money contributions

The Jockey Club has announced a record £4.2m increase in prize money contributions in 2018, with Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) also set to commit £27.1m to prize money from its own resources, at all levels of the sport and subject to abandonments. Total race values spread across its 15 strong racecourse portfolio is set to exceed £53m, another record, and …

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Matchbook secures Jockey Club multi-race title sponsorship

Online betting exchange Matchbook (Matchbook.com) has expanded its presence within UK racing by agreeing a multi-race title sponsorship with British racecourse operaor The Jockey Club. Announcing the partnership, Matchbook marketing detailed that the exchange had secured title sponsorship of 16 fixtures at Sandown Park and Kempton Park racecourses. Furthermore, Matchbook will sponsor a number of Jockey Club syndicated races at Kempton …

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