The official sponsor of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, sports betting operator Unibet, has announced it will be expanding its existing agreement ahead of next week’s premier meeting.
Unibet will sponsor a further three races, taking the betting brand’s number of sponsored races at the festival to a total of 12.
As part of the partnership, the operator has added three Group 2’s; the Unibet Lennox Stakes, the Unibet Richmond Stakes and Unibet Vintage Stakes to the growing list of races, which already includes the likes of the Unibet Golden Mile and the Unibet Stewards’ Cup.
The three aforementioned races have produced a host of high-profile winners in recent years, including Galileo Gold in 2015 and Pinatubo winning the Unibet Vintage in 2019, Golden Horde in 2019 and Supremacy in 2020 winning the Unibet Richmond, as well as Toormore and Space Blues taking the Unibet Lennox Stakes in 2015 and 2020 respectively.
“We are thrilled to be associated with the Qatar Goodwood Festival and are delighted to have added three races of such quality to the sponsorship,” stated Ed Nicholson, Head of Kindred Group Racing Communications and Sponsorship. “You only have to look at some of the names to have won the three races to see what high quality contests they are.
“We are all set for a cracking five days racing and I cannot wait to see a capacity crowd once again on the Sussex Downs.”
Since its launch in 2013, Unibet claims to be ‘one of racing’s biggest supporters’ through its commercial arrangements.
The operator currently sponsors over 1,000 races across both the Flat and Jumps in the UK, including 16 Group/Grade 1’s and 20 Group/Grade 2’s.
In May, Unibet pledged to back its principal horseracing charity partner #GoRacingGreen during ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’, as it embarked on its ‘stable tour’ to raise awareness of the nationwide issue.
Over the course of the last two years, Unibet has served as the lead fundraiser to the charity to make the sport more accessible for those who suffer from mental health problems.