Ascot Racecourse announces international betting media rights deals with ATR and SIS

Ascot Racecourse today announces two new international media rights deals which allow the respective parties the exclusive right to show live racing coverage, for betting purposes as well as into Licensed Betting Offices within their territories. At The Races (ATR) has been awarded international pari-mutuel betting rights across the world, excluding the UK, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Australia. ATR will be permitted to sell live coverage of the races for pari-mutuel betting within their territories. ATR may grant sub-licensees the right to deliver the…

Wissahickon dominates acceptors for Saturday’s Betway Winter Derby at Lingfield Park

Betway Winter Derby Trial winner Wissahickon heads 11 five-day confirmations for the £100,000 G3 Betway Winter Derby (3.15pm), highlight of a tremendous card at Lingfield Park on Saturday, February 23. The 10-furlong Polytrack contest is the final Fast-Track Qualifier of the Middle-Distance category in the All-Weather Championships, with the winner receiving a free and automatic place in the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over the same course and distance on Good Friday, April 19. Wissahickon is 2/5 favourite with Betway and the John Gosden-trained four-year-old is chasing a…

Ms Parfois could aim to bridge 68-year gap in Randox Health Grand National

It has been 68 years since a mare won the Randox Health Grand National when Nickel Coin came home six lengths in front of Royal Tan. In more recent years, the latest mare to be placed was Dubacilla, fourth behind Royal Athlete in 1995. A mare on the trail for the 2019 renewal of the world’s greatest and most valuable chase, which has a prize fund of £1 million and is staged at Aintree on Saturday, April 6, is Ms Parfois (Anthony Honeyball, 10st 2lb). She is…

Classy Barbill faces six rivals in Wednesday’s Fast-Track Qualifier at Newcastle

Listed scorer Barbill headlines seven runners chasing Fast-Track Qualifier success in the £30,000 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Conditions Race (3.45pm) at Newcastle this Wednesday, February 20. The winner of the six-furlong Tapeta contest is guaranteed a free start in the £150,000 Ladbrokes Three-Year-Old All-Weather Championship over the same distance at Lingfield Park on £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 19. The 103-rated Barbill (Mick Channon/John Egan) enjoyed a fruitful end to 2018, landing the valuable Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale Race at the…

Nicky Henderson looks forward to The Festival – “the most important four days of the year”

Trainer Nicky Henderson revealed today at a media stable visit to his Seven Barrows yard north of Lambourn that champion hurdler Buveur D’Air had run at least 10lb below his best when winning the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham last year on the first day, Champion Day, of T he Festival™ presented by Magners. Henderson, hosting a Cheltenham Racecourse-organised media visit before The Festival 2019 next month, said: “He won it last year with a certain amount of ability and quite a lot of guts as well.”…

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