Sky Bet’s “Magnificent Seven” saddle up for Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival

This year’s Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival gets underway at Ripon on Saturday (July 20) with key supporter Sky Bet aiming to raise another substantial sum for charity during the eight-day racing spectacular.   The Leeds-based company donated more than £5,000 to good causes after the 2012 Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival and will be offering in excess of £4,000 in charity bets this year, headed by the “Magnificent Seven”.   Seven of racing’s biggest brains will be given £50 each day to…

Bolger hoping Trading Leather is up to King George challenge at Ascot

Trading Leather is on course for a tilt at Ascot’s midsummer highlight, the £1-million King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by Betfair) over a mile and a half on Saturday, July 27.   Jim Bolger’s charge announced himself as one of Europe’s leading middle distance three-year-olds with a comfortable length and three-quarter success in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on June 29.   The son of Teofilo relished the step up to a mile and a half, staying on…

Sophia Brudenell appointed as new Communications Manager for South West Region of The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club is pleased to announce Sophia Brudenell has been appointed as the new Communications Manager for the South West Region of Jockey Club Racecourses, to work on the communications strategy for Cheltenham, Wincanton, Warwick and Exeter Racecourses.   Sophia has spent the last six years working at JSC Sport as a Senior Account Manager. She has worked with a variety of clients in that time, including the press management, sponsorship activation on behalf of Investec and PR for the Investec Derby Festival, the…

Doncaster Racecourse announces One Call Insurance as new sponsors of the ‘Flying Scotsman’ at Ladbrokes St Leger Festival

Doncaster Racecourse, home of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, today announces a new sponsorship deal with One Call Insurance. The company, which is based locally in Doncaster itself, will lend its name to the newly-upgraded Listed race which will now be entitled the One Call Insurance Flying Scotsman Stakes. One Call Insurance are no strangers to sponsorship at Doncaster Racecourse, previously backing the prestigious Group Two Champagne Stakes at the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival for two years. The Listed One Call Insurance Flying Scotsman Stakes…

Captain Bertie among 66 going forward for Betfred Mile

Captain Bertie could have his first start for Newmarket trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam in the £130,000 Betfred Mile on day four of Glorious Goodwood, Friday, August 2.   The five-year-old, formerly with Lambourn handler Charlie Hills, changed hands for 50,000 guineas at the Tattersalls July Sale last week and is among 66 confirmations for Goodwood’s richest handicap, details of which are revealed today.   He finished down the field in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot on his final start for Hills in June, but…

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