Cameron Murphy01.19.2017

Online betting and gaming company, Betway, has expanded its portfolio of British horse racing sponsorship with the addition of two major racing events for the south west region of Jockey Club Racecourses to be held next month.

The company will add to their portfolio sponsorship of the Grade Two Kingmaker Novices’ Chase at Warwick on February 11, as well as the full card at Wincanton on February 18. The race at Warwick has been won in the past by big names, such as Long Run and Finian’s Rainbow. The feature race of the day at Wincanton is the Grade Two Kingwell Hurdle, which is a key trial for the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, a race won in 2016 by Rayvin Black, trained by Oliver Sherwood.

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

This deal comes after Betway signed a three year deal in October to become a British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Authorised Betting Partner (ABP). This ensures that Betway has a ‘fair and mutually sustainable funding relationship with British racing.’

“Betway took a significant step in becoming an Authorised Betting Partner (ABP) in 2016 and that status now affords us the opportunity to invest further in British racing,” announced Anthony Werkman, Marketing and Operations Director at Betway. “We look forward to building relationships with new racecourses going forward, while also bringing our customers great offers.”