Horse Racing News Articles

AP McCoy Teams Up With Eventmasters - 11 Sep 2014

Jump jockey AP McCoy has teamed up with sports hospitality agency Eventmasters to become its new horseracing hospitality ambassador for the season. read more

Jockey Club Live reveals year one results - 10 Sep 2014

Jockey Club Live, the music and entertainment venture from the UK racecourse operator, has staged live music after racing for more than 300,000 people in its first year of operation, according to latest figures. read more

Grand National launches #FabulousFriday - 08 Sep 2014

Aintree Racecourse has launched a new hashtag campaign to build up towards Ladies Day next year, with seven months to go until the Crabbie’s Grand National 2015. read more

McCoy backs Ace Performance brand - 05 Sep 2014

19-times Champion jockey AP McCoy has launched a new range of wellbeing and sports supplements – entitled Ace Performance - ranging from muscle mass and definition, to tone, detox and weight loss. read more

Katie Walsh joins Grand National Festival - 03 Sep 2014

Aintree Racecourse has announced Katie Walsh as a Ladies Day ambassador of The 2015 Crabbie's Grand National Festival, who will become the focus of Ladies Day advertising campaign and will support on social media. read more

McCoy heads new Lloyd Burns Management roster - 01 Sep 2014

19 times champion jockey AP McCoy heads a field of sporting and media personalities to have signed up with new sports management company Lloyd Burns Management (LBM). read more

Glenfarclas renews Cheltenham deal - 27 Aug 2014

Glenfarclas has renewed its association with Cross Country racing at Cheltenham Racecourse for a further three years. The family-owned producer of Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, first backed the three Cross Country Steeplechases at Cheltenham in the 2008/2009 season. read more

Jockey Club reveals strong investment - 15 Aug 2014

The Jockey Club, which operates some of the UK’s leading racecourses, is spending more than £31 million in 2014 on its facilities, according to the organisation. read more

Grand National reveals Racemaker search - 11 Aug 2014

With eight months to go until The 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National, Aintree Racecourse has announced a new ‘Grand National Racemaker’ programme, in a bid to find 100 people to welcome customers and direct people around the course.   read more

Nolan Partners hired to find new BHA CEO - 06 Aug 2014

The British Horseracing Authority has hired executive search firm Nolan Partners to uncover its new CEO, after current chief Paul Bittar announced that he would be stepping down for the role in early 2015 – after three years at the helm. read more

Paul Bittar to leave BHA in 2015 - 03 Aug 2014

Chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority, Paul Bittar, has confirmed he will leave the organisation in early 2015 after three years in the role. read more

Weatherby succeeds Wrigley at Jockey Club - 11 Jul 2014

Roger Weatherby today begins his five-year term as Senior Steward (non-executive Chairman) of The Jockey Club, succeeding Nicholas Wrigley who held the role from July 2009. read more

PA steps up Horseracing data distribution - 02 Jun 2014

The Press Association has been appointed the official Pre-Race Data distributor for British horseracing, in a new agreement that will run until the end of 2018. read more

Jockey Club & Pinsent Masons in partnership - 08 May 2014

Jockey Club Racecourses has announced a three-year agreement with international law firm, Pinsent Masons, to become its Official Legal Partner. read more

The FEI appoints Pitch as Comms agency - 08 May 2014

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has appointed the international communications consultancy Pitch to promote the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, France and the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping to a global audience. read more

Dubai Duty Free extends Ascot deal - 29 Apr 2014

Ascot Racecourse has expanded its sponsorship deal with Dubai Duty Free, in a new three-year partnership that sees the operator continue as the title sponsor of the annual Shergar Cup card at the Berkshire course, with exclusive naming rights to all six races.  read more

Jeff Randall joins The Jockey Club - 25 Apr 2014

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, has appointed journalist Jeff Randall as a non-executive director of its Sandown Park Racecourse in Surrey. read more

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

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