Online bookmaker, Betfair, has announced an extended deal with Jockey Club Racecourses, to continue its title sponsorship of two major jump racing events.
Betfair will remain as title sponsor of both the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park, which will take place on November 25th this year, and the Betfair Tingle Creek at Sandown Park, which was won in 2016 by the Willie Mullins trained Un De Sceaux.
As two of the biggest days of jump racing in the sport’s UK calendar, the new sponsorship agreement is set to run from 2017 until 2019.
Paul Fisher, chief executive of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “As a major supporter of British Racing we’re delighted Betfair is continuing to partner with us on two of the biggest days of Jump racing in the calendar.
“ABP may have finished following the reform of the levy, but we remain extremely grateful to Betfair, not only for the role they played as a founding partner, but also for the ongoing support they offer to racing.”
Barry Orr, head of media at Betfair, added: “We are once again delighted to back two of the most exciting and iconic races in the National Hunt calendar.
“This will be the 13th renewal of the Betfair Chase and we are extremely proud to have helped establish the race as a premier target for top chasers and young pretenders alike.
“It is a race with a rich history which continues to be a strong and sound platform to chasing success.”