02/09/2012 : ONLINE BETTING EXCHANGE EXPANDS HORSERACING SPONSORSHIP
Six-figure agreement extended for 2012
Betdaq, a European online betting exchange, has agreed an expanded sponsorship deal for 2012 with Jockey Club Racecourses, the largest racecourse group in Britain by courses, fixtures, attendances, prize-money contributions and revenues.
The six-figure deal involves 10 of the group’s 14 racecourses and includes a second year of support for midweek Flat racing at Kempton Park. The Betdaq Wednesday Winner Series at Europe’s premier all-weather floodlit racetrack lasts for 39 meetings, each featuring four Betdaq races. It began this month and concludes on Wednesday 19 December.
Included in the deal is a GBP 5,000 prize for the stable staff of the most successful trainer from the 156 races.
Aintree’s evening fixture in May will be sponsored by Betdaq, while the betting exchange’s support for Haydock Park’s Apprentice Series between May and September, won by Ryan Clark in 2011, continues for a second year.
The betting company's sponsorship banners will also be displayed at seven other tracks belonging to Jockey Club Racecourses – Carlisle, Exeter, Huntingdon, Market Rasen, Nottingham, Warwick and Wincanton.