Jockey Club signs three-year Betfair extension


Jockey Club Racecourses, the largest commercial organisation in British horse racing, has signed a three-year extension of its partnership with Betfair.

The deal will see the bookmaker continue its sponsorship of the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park and the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown Park, two of the biggest days of jump racing in the sport’s UK calendar, until 2019.

The financial terms of the renewal were not disclosed. Betfair is a founding authorised betting partner of British Racing and was the first gambling operator to sign a commercial partnership with Jockey Club Racecourses.

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. 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 14th 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.”