Virgin Bet unveiled as title sponsor of the Cheltenham December Gold Cup race


Virgin Bet has been announced as the sponsor of the December Gold Cup in the Christmas Meeting in Cheltenham, together with the card’s final race.

The £130,000 Premier Handicap chase, now known as Virgin Bet December Gold Cup for sponsorship reasons, is set to take place this Saturday (16 December), over an extended two and a half miles on the New Course at the Home of Jump Racing.

Ric Leask, Virgin Bet Marketing Director, commented: “We are thrilled to announce Virgin Bet’s sponsorship of the December Gold Cup at Cheltenham. 

“We are passionate about delivering an unparalleled sports betting experience, and there’s no better way to showcase this commitment than by supporting one of the most prestigious events in the racing calendar.”

Leask further highlighted that the Cheltenham course is close to the hearts of many racing enthusiasts, adding: “This sponsorship reflects our dedication to being a leading player in the horseracing world, and we’re delighted to continue to be deeply embedded within the highlight moments of the sport.”

Additional prizes will be provided for members of Stable Staff by Virgin Bet, with a £1,000 voucher handed to those who have won the Best Turned Out Award for their race. 

Ian Renton, Managing Director, The Jockey Club – West, concluded: “It is a pleasure to welcome Virgin Bet as the new sponsor of the December Gold Cup, and I would like to say thanks for this very generous support.

“The Virgin Bet Gold Cup is always highly competitive and provides a thrilling Jump racing spectacle in the run-up to Christmas.

“This year’s entries look very strong, and we look forward to another tremendous renewal on 16 December.”

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