William Hill Signs Scottish Sprint Cup Sponsorship

By Community | June 18, 2014

British bookmaker William Hill has renewed its sponsorship of the Scottish Sprint Cup for the next three years.

Subject to fixture list planning approval by the BHA, medical Britain’s biggest bookmakers are strengthening their sporting sponsorship commitments in Scotland by adding the £100, stuff 000 five-furlong race to their portfolio until 2017.

Musselburgh Racecourse general manager, Bill Farnsworth, said: “The Scottish Sprint Cup is Musselburgh’s flagship race and the continued support of William Hill means a huge amount to us as a progressive and aspirational racecourse. The £100,000 William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup and the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup, which is staged in September, are an excellent double act which are the standard bearers of Flat racing in Scotland.

“Scottish Racing continues to make strong progress and we are keenly looking forward to developing this brilliant race day with William Hill and Stobo Castle so that it remains a sell-out capacity event for many years to come.”

Musselburgh Racecourse commercial manager, Sarah Montgomery, said: “Each year we say Ladies Day can’t get any better but it does and its popularity seems to keep growing. It was our largest ever attendance in the modern age and we could have sold hundreds of more tickets if we had the capacity.

“The effort and thought that went in to the outfits worn by racegoers was truly outstanding and Stobo Castle Ladies Day is established as the place to see and be seen during the summer sporting season. Tickets for 2015 Ladies Day went on sale on Monday and they are already flying out the door and we are gathering our breath and getting ready to do it all again next year.”