Online sports betting operator MansionBet has renewed its sponsorship agreements with the Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) and the Arena Racing Company (ARC).
The Gibraltar-based sportsbook has functioned as the primary sponsor of British horse racing throughout 2020, which saw the vast majority of races take place behind closed doors to comply with social distancing guidelines.
MansionBet branding featured across a number of racecourses throughout the year, finishing with December’s MansionBet Challow Hurdle.
David Murphy, MansionBet CMO, commented: “We are both excited and proud to continue our support of British racing into 2021.
“Having taken huge steps forward to improve our racing product over the last 12 months, we continue to strive to deliver the best offering to our customers.
“2020 was a challenging year for racecourses across the country and we’re pleased to be able to put our name to over 60 events at 26 different venues in 2021.”
The operator has a packed schedule for 2021, with over 360 races taking place across 60 fixtures at various racecourses, including Market Rasen, Huntingdon, Doncaster and Ffos Las.
MansionBet’s first sponsored fixture will take place at Wincanton on 9 January, which will air live on ITV 4, followed by further meetings scheduled for broadcast on ITV, Racing TV and Sky Sports Racing.
David Leyden Dunbar, ARC’s Group Director of Partnerships, added: “It’s been terrific to work with the team at MansionBet since 2019 and to watch our partnership along with the brand’s commitment to British Horseracing go from strength to strength.
“Our racecourse teams look forward to working with them again in 2021 and delivering a fantastic schedule of racing across many of our courses throughout the year.”
In addition, the renewed agreement will see the firm sponsor Newbury’s Spring Cup, and become official betting partner of Goodwood’s Opening Saturday, both of which will be broadcast live on ITV1.
“We’re delighted to be welcoming back MansionBet as sponsors across a number of fixtures at our racecourses and building on a wide portfolio of races, ” said Casey Weeks, Director of Partnerships, The Jockey Club.
“Their successful year-round activation and commitment to race sponsorship will provide invaluable support to horse racing at an important time. We look forward to broadening our association with their team and continuing to find engaging ways to work together.”