Unibet, part of the Kindred Group, has been announced as the official betting partner for the Investec Derby Festival. This forms a three-year (2017-2019) deal between the bookmaker and Epsom Downs Racecourse.
On the first weekend of June Epsom Downs Racecourse will welcome racegoers to witness two days of flat racing, attracting some of the best thoroughbred racehorses in Europe.
The Investec Derby, Saturday 3rd June, boasts a record minimum total prize fund of £1.5m. Unibet estimates that there will in excess of £60m wagered across the industry on this year’s Derby, while the 2017’s renewal will see more people betting via their mobile phone.
Ed Nicholson, head of racing communications and sponsorship at Kindred Group said: “The Investec Derby remains the most prestigious flat race in the world. It is a British institution whose history and tradition resonates around the globe, and Unibet are honoured to be associated with such an iconic race as official betting partner.”
Tony Langenegger, sponsorship manager for The Jockey Club’s London region, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Unibet as the new official betting partner for the Investec Derby Festival in this three-year deal. This year’s Investec Derby promises to deliver another great contest, with 129 horses currently entered for the £1.5m contest.”
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