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Article 6th January 2023 Wincanton


Virgin Bet is pleased to announce its renewed relationship with The Jockey Club, retaining sponsorship rights for a series of races at top UK courses.

The first of eight racedays begins at Wincanton tomorrow (Saturday 7th January), followed by the first of four Virgin Bet-sponsored meetings at Exeter on Wednesday 1st February.

Further sponsored races in the series include the Virgin Bet Contenders Day at Sandown Park on Saturday 4th February and the Virgin Bet Kingmaker Day at Warwick on 11th February.

Also in the series is the Virgin Bet Raceday and the Virgin Bet Devon National Day, both at Exeter on Saturday 12th February and Friday 24th February respectively.

The Cheltenham Preview Raceday Powered by Virgin Bet on 10th March, the Friday before Cheltenham, is the last of the four Exeter racedays.The sponsorship concludes at Kempton Park on Saturday 18th March following The Cheltenham Festival.

This activity with The Jockey Club retains Virgin Bet’s sponsorship series from last year, continuing its presence in the UK racing industry. The sponsorship will result in regular races broadcast on ITV and Racing TV, reaching a wide audience in the lead up to and beyond The Cheltenham Festival.

Ric Leask, Virgin Bet Marketing Director, said:

"Horseracing is a beloved and integral part of British culture, and we are excited to be a part of it. We look forward to continue working with The Jockey Club and supporting the talented jockeys, trainers, and horses that make this sport so exciting."

Head of Bookmaker Partnerships at The Jockey Club, Andy Gibbons, added:

"We are delighted to be partnering with Virgin Bet for these important races. Virgin Bet is a well-respected and innovative player in the racing industry, and we look forward to another successful partnership in the coming months."

About The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club is the largest employer in British horseracing and one of the leading sports businesses operating in the UK today, with annual turnover in excess of £200 million. We run 15 of the UK’s racecourses – large and local – where we are charged with looking after some of the nation’s biggest events, including the Randox Grand National Festival at Aintree, The Cheltenham Festival, The Cazoo Derby at Epsom Downs and the QIPCO Guineas Festival in Newmarket. We welcome thousands of racehorses a year to our training centres in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom. We run The National Stud in Newmarket and our charity, Racing Welfare, makes help available to all of racing’s people. We are governed by Royal Charter to act for the long-term benefit of British Racing, which is Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport. For more information please visit 

About Virgin Bet

Virgin Bet was launched in the UK in May 2019. With access to a huge range of betting markets across all the top sports, as well as the nation’s most popular casino products, Virgin Bet delivers a top quality experience for its customers and has the perfect line-up top disrupt the sportsbook

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