Virgin Bet - Jockey Club


Virgin Bet is pleased to announce its renewed relationship with The Jockey Club, retaining sponsorship rights for a series of races at top UK courses. The first of 8 racedays will begin at Wincanton on Saturday 7th January, followed by the first of four Virgin Bet sponsored meetings at Exeter on Wednesday 1st February.

Further sponsored races in the series include the Virgin Bet Contenders Day at Sandown on Saturday 4th February and the Virgin Bet Kingmaker Day at Warwick on 11th February. Also in the series is the Virgin Bet Raceday and the Virgin Bet Devon National Day, both at Exeter on Saturday 12th February and Friday 24th February respectively, with the latter having Cheltenham and Aintree contenders appearing.

The Cheltenham Preview Raceday Powered by Virgin Bet on 10th March, the Friday before Cheltenham, is the last of the four Exeter races.

The sponsorship concludes at Kempton Park on Saturday 18th March following the Cheltenham Festival. This activity with The Jockey Club retains Virgin Bet’s sponsorship series from last year, continuing its presence in the UK racing industry.

The sponsorship will result in regular races broadcast on ITV and Racing TV, reaching a wide audience in the lead up to and beyond Cheltenham Festival.

Ric Leask, Virgin Bet Marketing Director said: “Horse racing is a beloved and integral part of British culture, and we are excited to be a part of it. We look forward to continue working with The Jockey Club and supporting the talented jockeys, trainers, and horses that make this sport so exciting.”

Head of Bookmaker Partnerships at The Jockey Club, Andy Gibbons added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Virgin Bet for these important races. Virgin Bet is a well respected and innovative player in the racing industry, and we look forward to another successful partnership in the coming months.”