10th May 2019 – Matchbook Betting Exchange are thrilled to introduce dual-Classic winning trainer Hugo Palmer as an ambassador for the next two years. Palmer will provide Matchbook’s betting audience with regular content in the form of podcasts, videos and articles, offering a unique insight into one of the UK’s most exciting yards.
Hugo Palmer began training in 2011 with a small string of horses that he syndicated himself. Following a number of Listed Stakes and Group Three victories in his first couple of years as a trainer, Palmer burst onto the scene when winning the Irish Oaks with Covert Love in July 2015. Covert Love followed up this Classic success with victory in the Group One Prix de l’Opera on Arc day in Paris later that season, but it was the 2016 season that elevated Palmer to the echelon of the training ranks. Galileo Gold stormed to 2000 Guineas success at Newmarket in the Spring before confirming himself as Europe’s best miler when landing the St James’ Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Since then, he has maintained a very high strike-rate with the 2018 season proving to be his best season numerically, posting an impressive 87 domestic winners.
Hugo Palmer said: “I am delighted to be an ambassador for Matchbook for the next two seasons. We have plenty of exciting horses this season including the likes of Mootasadir, Set Piece and Heavenly Holly who I hope will go on to taste success both here and abroad.”
Mark Brosnan, CEO of Matchbook Betting Exchange said: “It’s fantastic to be able to welcome Hugo Palmer to the Matchbook team. He is a trainer that has achieved a huge amount domestically and internationally in a short space of time, and with the quality of horses at his disposal, we can’t wait to see what the upcoming season holds. He’ll be a valuable addition to our horse racing portfolio.”