Spon­sor­ship boost for jump rac­ing flag­ship event at Sandown Park

Surrey Advertiser - - Front Page - Tin­gle Creek cur­rent favourite Al­tior Bet­fair Tin­gle Creek odds:

BET­FAIR has ex­tended its spon­sor­ship of The Bet­fair Tin­gle Creek Chase at Sandown Park for an ad­di­tional three years.

The book­maker has spon­sored the race, one of the most sig­nif­i­cant in jump rac­ing’s cal­en­dar, since 2015.

An ex­ten­sion to that part­ner­ship will now see Bet­fair con­tinue as the spon­sor for a fur­ther three years, to in­clude the 2019 re­newal.

Bet­fair was a found­ing au­tho­rised bet­ting part­ner of Bri­tish Rac­ing and be­came the first bet­ting op­er­a­tor to sign a com­mer­cial part­ner­ship with Jockey Club Race­courses af­ter it was an­nounced the Jockey Club would only en­ter into agree­ments with au­tho­rised part­ners – those who make a fair con­tri­bu­tion to the sport.

The ABP scheme has now con­cluded fol­low­ing re­form of the levy.

The Bet­fair Tin­gle Creek Chase has been a flag­ship event in the 2m chase di­vi­sion since be­ing up­graded to a Grade 1 con­test in 1994.

Pre­vi­ous win­ners of the race in­clude Moscow Flyer, Kauto Star, Sprinter Sacre, Sire De Grugy and last year’s vic­tor Un De Sceaux. This year the race will take place on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 9th.

Jockey Club Race­courses chief ex­ec­u­tive Paul Fisher said: “As a ma­jor sup­porter of Bri­tish Rac­ing we are de­lighted Bet­fair is con­tin­u­ing to part­ner with us for The Tin­gle Creek Chase, one of the big­gest days for jump rac­ing.

“ABP [au­tho­rised bet­ting part­ners] may have fin­ished, fol­low­ing the re­form of the levy, but we re­main ex­tremely grate­ful to Bet­fair, not only for the role [it] played as a found­ing part­ner, but also for the on­go­ing sup­port [it of­fers] to rac­ing.

“The Tin­gle Creek Chase has been won by some of the great­est jumps horses in his­tory and we are proud to stage the race at Sandown Park.”

A Bet­fair spokesman fsaid: “We are once again de­lighted to back The Tin­gle Creek, one of the most ex­cit­ing and iconic races in the Na­tional Hunt cal­en­dar. The Bet­fair Tin­gle Creek is an ex­hil­a­rat­ing race, syn­ony­mous with speed and bril­liance.

“And with the mag­nif­i­cent Al­tior pen­cilled in for the race, there is a lot to look for­ward to this Na­tional Hunt sea­son.” 4/6 Al­tior, 13/2 Dou­van, 10/1 Fox Nor­ton, 10/1 Poli­to­logue, Un De Sceaux, 12/1 Min, 14/1 Great Field, 16/1 Ar Mad, Char­bel, 25/1 San Benedeto, Sir Valentino, 33/1 Fly­ing An­gel.

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