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Betway to sponsor Kingmaker and Kingwell contests

Press Release 17th January 2017 Wincanton

Betway has boosted its National Hunt racing portfolio with two new exciting race sponsorships, both in the south west region of Jockey Club Racecourses, as the leading online bookmaker continues its investment in the sport.

The firm will now sponsor the Grade 2 Betway Kingmaker Novices’ Chase at Warwick on Saturday 11th February, a race won in the past by greats such as Long Run and Finian’s Rainbow.

Betway, who gained Authorised Betting Partner status in October, have also penned a deal to sponsor the full card at Wincanton on Saturday 18th February, where the highlight of the day is the Grade 2 Betway Kingwell Hurdle.

The 2016 Kingwell Hurdle was won by Rayvin Black trained by Oliver Sherwood and is a key trial for the Champion Hurdle on the opening day of The Festival.

Anthony Werkman, marketing and operations director at Betway, said: “Betway took a significant step in becoming an Authorised Betting Partner in 2016 and that status now affords us the opportunity to invest further in British racing.

“We look forward to building relationships with new racecourses going forward, while also bringing our customers great offers.”

Carey Buckler, Regional Head of Partnerships for the south west region of Jockey Club Racecourses, added: “We’re really pleased to be working alongside Betway as they continue to invest in racing with Jockey Club Racecourses.

“The Betway Kingmaker Novices’ Chase and the Betway Kingwell Hurdle are both key races in the build up to The Festival and are great additions to Betway’s sponsorship portfolio.”

Huw Williams, General Manager of Wincanton Racecourse, said: "I am delighted to welcome Betway to Wincanton.

"The Betway Kingwell Hurdle is the highlight of our February showcase, which also features the Elite Hurdle. Our team very much looks forward to working with Betway.

Wincanton’s next racing meeting is on Thursday, 19th and sees the return of the Higos Insurance Services Somerset National. This feature race is run over three miles and two furlongs and is a nice pointer for future staying chasers with the Grand National in their long-term sights.

The Thursday fixture also sees Wincanton welcome their one enclosure entry price of £12 per person (advance booking) and £14 on the day entry for six competitive contests that will be supported by the country’s best trainers from Paul Nicholls to Colin Tizzard.

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