Sandown Park Racecourse today announces that bookmaker bet365 has extended its sponsorship of the two day bet365 Meeting for a further three years.
Taking place at the end of April each year, the two day festival features the Grade 1 bet365 Celebration Chase and Grade 3 bet365 Gold Cup Steeple Chase. 2014 saw the first year of a new format, bet365 Flat Friday and bet365 Jump Finale on the Saturday, which was hugely successful and will be continued.
Rupert Trevelyan, London Regional Director, The Jockey Club, said:
“We are delighted to announce that we will be working with bet365 for a further three years on a fantastic meeting that both launches Sandown Park’s Flat season, and celebrates the official end of the Jump season.
bet365 has shown a real commitment to this meeting for many years – first sponsoring it in 2008. This new agreement will take their involvement to ten years by the running of the 2017 meeting, and Sandown Park is immensely grateful for their support.”
Steve Ibberson of bet365, said:
“It has been a real pleasure working with Sandown Park, helping to evolve the bet365 Meeting into one of racing’s signature events.
The time and effort from all those involved in driving the improvements have been considerable and it now stands as a true celebration of racing marking the official end of the Jump season.”
We look forward to working with Sandown Park for a further three years and propelling the bet365 Meeting to even greater heights.”