William Hill Renews Sponsorship Deal with Racing League
Racing League has officially announced the renewal of its partnership with William Hill, making the leading bookmaker the official betting partner for the 2023 competition.
Continuing their collaboration for the third consecutive year, William Hill will hold exclusive naming rights to all races during the six-week event, as well as gaining exclusive access and content privileges.
The 2023 Racing League will feature seven teams of racehorse trainers and jockeys representing seven regions of Great Britain and Ireland, competing across six fixtures. The competition will kick off on Thursday, 27th July at Great Yarmouth, offering over £2,000,000 in prize money across a total of 42 races. Teams will earn points based on their finishing positions in each race.
Similar to the previous year, the top team and the Jockey with the most accumulated points will be awarded prizes. William Hill, the official betting partner, has The East as the favorites for the overall title at 4/1 odds. Jockeys Billy Loughnane, representing Ireland, and Saffie Osborne, riding for Wales & The West, have odds of 14/1 to be crowned top jockey.
As part of their sponsorship, William Hill will offer £4,600 in prizes to grooms. The league’s leading jockey will wear a white William Hill-sponsored armband throughout the competition, while the leading team will wear a navy version. Moreover, William Hill will contribute £50 per race to the groom responsible for the best-turned-out winner. Each groom will enter a prize draw for a chance to win a £2,500 cash prize on the last day of the competition at Southwell.
William Hill spokesperson, Lee Phelps, said: “We are looking forward to being involved with Racing League again. It’s a really innovative and unique concept within horse racing which offers great prize money and competitive racing for all involved, and we’d like to continue supporting that. It promises to be a fantastic six weeks and we’re looking forward to seeing who will win the race to the top and be crowned the 2023 champions.
“As was the case in 2022, we’re also putting up £4,600 for grooms. They play a vital role in the horse racing industry and should be rewarded for all the hard work they put in.”
Jeremy Wray, CEO of Racing League, said: “We were really happy with how Racing League progressed in 2022, and are looking forward to an even bigger and better version this year.
“William Hill are long-term supporters of racing in this country, and we are delighted they are supporting Racing League again. We look forward to working together in promoting both their brand, as well as our competition to new and existing racing fans across the country.”