Titanbet ready for Spring Saturday at York
5 May 2016
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Online bookmaker Titanbet UK Sports will continue its association with York Racecourse when the Knavesmire hosts its first Saturday meeting of the new season on May 21.
After a successful first season in partnership with York, Titanbet UK Sports begin the new season with a double race sponsorship on the May Spring Meeting card.
The afternoon's action will get underway with the Titanbet UK Sports Stakes, a seven-furlong handicap offering £30,000 in prize money that will be shown live on Racing UK.
The most valuable race on the card will be the £50,000 Titanbet UK Sports Spring Sprint, a five-furlong dash across the iconic Knavesmire turf that will be screened live on Channel 4.
Carrying the Titanbet sponsorship for the second year, the Spring Sprint went the way of the Tom Queally-ridden Monsieur Joe last May, a popular win for local York-based trainer Paul Midgley.
The return of Saturday afternoon racing at York is a sure sign that summer is just around the corner and the feature race on the card will be the Listed weddingmates.co.uk Grand Cup over 1m6f.
Having enjoyed a positive first campaign with Titanbet UK Sports as racecourse partners, York Racecourse's Head of Marketing and Sponsorship James Brennan is delighted to have the online bookmaker on board once more.
"I believe there is something special about York Races on a [summer] Saturday when a huge crowd is trying to solve a competitive handicap; so I'm delighted that Titanbet seem to agree; so have extended their support to just such races on just such a day," Brennan said. "Their support helps us offer the prize money that makes them such exciting contests."
For Titanbet UK Sports, the growing association with York continues to see their involvement in racing evolve, complementing their 2015 sponsorship of prominent races at both Lingfield Park and Warwick.
As Titanbet UK Sports looks to further cement its place on the horse racing landscape, 2016 has already seen the company branch out to sponsor a series of races on the all-weather track at Dundalk in Ireland.
UK Sports Manager for Titanbet UK Sports Russell Yershon is excited at the prospect of continuing the blossoming partnership between York and the online provider.
"We are delighted to be on board with York Racecourse once again, one of Britain's iconic flat tracks," Yershon said. "Their first big Saturday meeting of the new season brings with it all the promise of summer, combining York's unique atmosphere with eager crowds and - we hope - sunshine!
"The Titanbet UK Sports Spring Sprint is sure to attract a competitive field and will offer the type of gripping action that our racing punters thrive upon.
"Here's to another thrilling season on the Knavesmire in 2016."