Titanbet to sponsor Kingmaker
19 January 2015
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Titanbet
has announced its biggest race partnership to date after agreeing a deal to sponsor the Kingmaker Novices’ Chase at Warwick Racecourse next month.
The £40,000 Grade 2 chase, which will be shown live on Channel 4, is a preparation race for the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at The Cheltenham Festival in March.
Balder Succes, ridden by Wayne Hutchinson, gave Alan King his third triumph in the race last year, while other notable victors in recent times include Finian’s Rainbow and Long Run, winner of the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Titanbet will sponsor a further four races on the card as they look to engage with National Hunt racing fans in the build-up to The Festival.
Spokesman, Russell Yershon, said agreeing to take on this year’s Titanbet Kingmaker marks an important milestone in the sportsbook’s on-going growth in the UK market.
He added: “It’s a prestigious race at an important stage in the calendar and we’re delighted that it marks our biggest racing sponsorship to date.
“We hope it will be the first of many similar deals that help us build the profile of Titanbet among horseracing fans.”
Carey Buckler, Regional Sponsorship Manager for the south west region of The Jockey Club added: “I am delighted that Titanbet have taken their first major National Hunt race sponsorship at Warwick.
“The Titanbet Kingmaker Novices’ Chase is one of the leading trials for the Racing Post Arkle and I am sure that this year’s renewal will be just as competitive.”
The Titanbet Kingmaker Chase, run on Saturday February 7th this year, is open to horses aged five or older and run over a distance of two miles. Its title refers to the 16th Earl of Warwick, known as the "Kingmaker" during the Wars of the Roses.
Titanbet made their first foray into the UK jump racing when they agreed to sponsor a number of twilight meetings at Kempton at the end of 2014.