Betfred named title sponsor for the Oaks and Derby
As part of this partnership, the bookmaker will be sponsoring two other events that will take place throughout the two days of the Epsom Derby race. This collaboration will be adding to Betfred’s longstanding history of supporting various sports teams and championships, especially in the thoroughbred racing space.
The Chairman and Founder of Betfred, Fred Done, commented:
“I am quite excited to have the opportunity to sponsor the two famous horse races. Both of them are exceptionally prestigious events and are two of the sport’s most prominent races worldwide. Some of thoroughbred racing’s best names have taken part in and won at the two events throughout its storied past, making it even more special.”
The Jockey Club CEO Nevin Truesdale remarked:
“We are excited to have Betfred onboard as a sponsor of the renowned Epsom Derby and Oaks. The bookmaker’s contributions to various sports over the past have helped promote many championships and teams across the United Kingdom, and we look forward to working with its team to spread the word about thoroughbred racing in the region.”
The MD of Racing Venues at the Jockey Club, Amy Starkey, stated:
“With decades of expertise in sponsoring horseracing in addition to various other sports, Betfred’s dedication to British sports is evident. The Derby, which has a long history dating back to the 18th century, has always had close ties to the betting world, as it enhances the experience of enjoying the sport for lots of fans. Both companies are passionate for the storied heritage of Epsom races, and Betfred will be instrumental in helping us promote them and the sport across its over 1.4 thousand retail wagering shops in the United Kingdom.”
Lastly, the betting operator stated in its announcement, that this sponsorship deal is one of the first in a line of upcoming agreements that are expected to be unveiled in the near future.