888sport to Sponsor Horse Racing Events
By iSportconnect | November 10, 2014
888sport is to become the sponsor of horse racing’s Tingle Creek Chase and the London National on Saturday 6th December 2014, viagra Sandown Park Racecourse announced today.
Following on from initial horse racing sponsorship at Fontwell Park Racecourse, the 888sport Tingle Creek Chase will be the first Grade 1 level sponsorship for the bookmaker.
Prize money for the contest has risen to £150,000 making it the joint richest race at Sandown Park alongside the bet365 Gold Cup.
The 888sport London National will be worth £40,000 this year.
Rupert Trevelyan, London Regional Director, The Jockey Club, said: “We are delighted to be working with 888sport this year through their sponsorship of the 888sport Tingle Creek Chase and the 888sport London National.
“The 888sport Tingle Creek is one of the best 2 mile chases in the Jump racing calendar as well as a seasonal highlight for Sandown Park and we are looking forward to what looks set to be a particularly exciting renewal this year.”
Itai Pazner, Senior Vice President for B2C, 888.com, said: “This exciting sponsorship deal firmly demonstrates our ambition to become a major player in British horseracing.
“We are truly proud and honoured that our growing brand is to be associated with what is unquestionably one of the biggest races on the National Hunt calendar.”