Horse Racing News Articles

Jockey Club toasts Grand National figures - 07 Apr 2014

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, which includes Aintree Racecourse, has expressed delight at what its group chief executive described as ‘another stellar result for racing and Channel 4’ after a peak audience of 8.5 million people tuned into the sport’s exclusive terrestrial TV broadcaster to watch the first … read more

Guinness announces Aintree partnership - 03 Apr 2014

Diageo has announced the Guinness brand is strengthening its association with British horse racing by becoming an Official Partner of Aintree for the 2014 Grand National. The new partnership is the latest addition to the brand’s stable of horse racing partnerships and also sees the brewer becoming an Official Responsible Drinking Partner of Aint… read more

Chester & Betfair deliver first wifi racing deal - 31 Mar 2014

Chester Race Company and Betfair have announced a new two-year partnership that will see the bookmaker become the Racecourse’s Official Wi-Fi and Digital Gaming Partner for the 2014 and 2015 seasons at both Chester and Bangor-on-Dee racecourses. read more

Chester ZNAPs up first cashless racecourse - 26 Mar 2014

Chester Races has become the world’s first cashless racecourse, partnering with ZNAP to provide racegoers with a number of services - from ticket purchases to placing a bet – all in one place on their smartphone. read more

Channel 4’s Original extreme sport returns - 25 Mar 2014

Channel 4 has revived its ‘Original Extreme Sport’ campaign with a follow up ahead of the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival, with a new promotional trail launching over the weekend focusing on the first ever recorded steeplechase.  read more

JCB extends Cheltenham race sponsorship - 20 Mar 2014

JCB has announced that the company will continue its sponsorship of the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse for a further six years. read more

Sports Stars Place NSPCC Cheltenham Bets - 11 Mar 2014

Some of the UK’s top football managers have been placing their bets on day one of Cheltenham to raise money for NSPCC. read more

Contractor appointed for £45m Cheltenham work - 06 Mar 2014

The Jockey Club has appointed Kier as the main contractor to deliver its £45m grandstand development at its flagship Cheltenham Racecourse, set to be completed in time for 2016 edition of the Festival.  read more

Betfred signs Crabbie’s Grand National deal - 05 Mar 2014

Aintree Racecourse has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with bookmaker Betfred, who will become the official betting partner of the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival in April. read more

Crabbie’s launches Grand National photo opp - 27 Feb 2014

Crabbie’s, the new title sponsor of the Grand National festival, has launched a ‘Capture the Spirit’ competition, calling on horseracing and photography fans to bottle the essence of the event with one amateur snapper set to be named the official ‘Crabbie’s Grand National photographer.’ read more

Hayley Turner joins Sport magazine team - 24 Jan 2014

Sport magazine has announced jockey Hayley Turner as a new columnist for 2014. The 31-year-old was the first female rider to win a British Group 1 race outright and is one of only two women ever to have ridden in the Epsom Derby.  read more

QIPCO Holding & Ascot reveal new partnership - 14 Jan 2014

QIPCO Holding has expanded its presence in racing after signing a new five-year partnership with Ascot racecourse, headlined by sponsorship of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes. read more

Jockey Club Live sings a new racecourse tune - 08 Jan 2014

The Jockey Club has launched a new joint venture to secure, promote, and produce music and entertainment events at its 15 racecourses across the UK, known as Jockey Club Live. read more

BHA continues Tickets for Troops support - 06 Jan 2014

For the fifth year running, the British Horseracing Authority has announced its continued support of charity Tickets for Troops, following a record-breaking twelve months. read more

Aintree launches Crabbie’s Grand National campaign - 06 Jan 2014

Aintree Racecourse has revealed its biggest ad campaign yet ahead of the Crabbie’s Grand National 2014, the first race to take place under its latest title sponsor and the first time ever that the world's most famous steeplechase will run for a £1 million purse. read more

Jockey Club contributes record prize money - 19 Dec 2013

The Jockey Club has revealed plans to make an industry record £19.5 million contribution to prize money in 2014 from its own resources, beating its own previous record high of £18.4m.  read more

British Racing promotes Horse Comes First campaign - 09 Dec 2013

The leading organisations in British Racing launched a national campaign at Sandown Park’s Tingle Creek Christmas Festival this weekend, to raise awareness of the high standards of equine welfare and care given to racehorses. read more

BHA opens Graduate Development programme - 16 Oct 2013

The British Horseracing Authority has opened the 2014 edition of its Graduate Development Programme, which continues to provide valuable training and development to newcomers to the Racing Industry.  read more

L’Ormarins partners with Goodwood Racecourse - 10 Oct 2013

The UK’s Goodwood Racecourse and L’Ormarins, sponsor of the Queen’s Plate, have announced a race sponsorship association, which will link Glorious Goodwood with one of South Africa’s most high profile racedays, L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, which takes place on 11th January 2014, at Kenilworth. read more

ARC commits to racing prize money boost - 09 Oct 2013

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and Arena Racing Company (ARC) have confirmed a new agreement that will see ARC contribute £11.3 million towards prize money next year, an increase of £2.2 million from 2013. read more

Bet365 joins Hennessy in Newbury portfolio - 08 Oct 2013

The Racecourse Newbury has announced bet365 as the new headline sponsor for the Hennessy Heritage Festival in a new long-term agreement, while cognac brand Hennessy has also extended its deal with the venue to remain the title sponsor of the event. read more

Cheltenham Racecourse extends betting deal - 03 Oct 2013

Paddy Power has confirmed a three-year extension to its sponsorship deal with Cheltenham Racecourse, with the Irish bookmaker also taking title sponsorship of the second day of The Open Meeting at Cheltenham, to be known as The Paddy Power Open Saturday.  read more

Threepipe to promote British Champions Day - 03 Oct 2013

British Champion Series has hired Threepipe to plan, buy and implement all digital media activity in the run up to its annual final, the QIPCO British Champions Day, which will also include an exhibition featuring some of the most prestigious trophies from across sport. read more

Crabbie’s serves first £1m Grand National - 28 Aug 2013

Crabbie’s Ginger Beer has been unveiled as the new official title sponsor of the Grand National and Grand National Festival at Aintree. The three-year deal between alcoholic drink’s brand and the racecourse will see the world's most famous steeplechase run for a £1 million purse for the first time. read more

Kempton honours Kauto Star following review - 30 Jul 2013

Kempton's feature novice chase, Feltham Novices' Chase, traditionally held on Boxing Day each year is to be permanently run as the Kauto Star Novices' Chase after it was announced by the British Horseracing Authority in conjunction with details of the review of the novice chase programme in Britain. read more

Cheltenham gets £45m development go-ahead - 19 Jul 2013

Cheltenham Racecourse will benefit from a £45 million development project after Cheltenham Borough Council gave planning consent to The Jockey Club's plans for a state-of-the-art new grandstand at the iconic venue. read more

Jockey Club & C4 launch innovation contest - 16 Jul 2013

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, and Channel 4 are partnering for a government-funded digital innovation contest with the aim of increasing understanding and appreciation of racing in the UK. read more

Jockey Club extends catering partnership - 11 Jul 2013

Jockey Club Racecourses and Compass Group UK & Ireland have announced a six-year extension to their catering venture, Jockey Club Catering, which will see the partnership continue until at least 2025 and is worth an expected £300m in turnover. read more

Racecourses launch national student raceday - 26 Jun 2013

In a bid to attract students into the world of horseracing, six of Britain’s racecourses have teamed up to host a National Student Raceday – for the first time - on Saturday 26th October. read more

Jockey Club appoints Martin St Quinton - 05 Jun 2013

The Jockey Club, owners of 15 racecourses including Cheltenham and the largest commercial group in British horseracing, has announced the appointment of Martin St Quinton to chair the committee overseeing the financing plans of its £45 million development plans at Cheltenham Racecourse, which it unveiled earlier this year. read more

Jockey Club Bond raises nearly £25m - 30 May 2013

The Jockey Club has announced it has raised £24.7 million for its Racecourse Bond, which offered the general public a chance to invest in horseracing, exceeding the company's original target of £15 million.  read more

Ascot Racecourse appoints Two Circles - 20 May 2013

Two Circles, the data driven sports agency, has been appointed by Ascot Racecourse to implement two major projects designed to drive increased numbers to the racecourse as well as innovating the customer experience to uphold the racecourse’s premium brand positioning.  read more

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