London, 22nd October, 2019 – Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to announce that BetVictor, a leading online gambling company, has renewed its sponsorship of The Gold Cup for a further three years, running until 2021.
The BetVictor Gold Cup, worth £160,000, takes place halfway through the three-day event on Saturday, 16th November and is the flagship race of The November Meeting.
The historic handicap chase boasts an outstanding roll of honour featuring the likes of Imperial Commander, winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and Grand National hero Gay Trip. Last year’s renewal went the way of the Gary Moore-trained Baron Alco, with subsequent G1 Ryanair Chase victor Frodon taking second under top-weight.
As well as the BetVictor Gold Cup, the operator will sponsor three other races at the event:
• The £60,000 G3 BetVictor.com Handicap Chase – 3m 3f 71y, Saturday, 16th November
• the £45,000 BetVictor Handicap Chase – 1m 7f 199y, Friday, 15th November
• the £25,000 The BetVictor SmartCards Intermediate Handicap Hurdle – 2m 5f, Saturday, 16th November
Furthermore, the ITV Racing blimp will bear BetVictor branding during the event and the four days of The Festival™ presented by Magners in March 2020.
Ian Renton, Regional Director, Cheltenham & The South West, said: ““The November Meeting is very much a mini-Festival these days, with over 70,000 through the gates, and to work with BetVictor in its sponsorship of the highlight race of the fixture – The BetVictor Gold Cup – is something I know both parties find of huge benefit.”
“We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the team at BetVictor for the past three years and are delighted to be continuing with the partnership moving forward” added Renton.
Matt Scarrott, Director of Sportsbook at BetVictor, said: ”The November Meeting is a prestigious and exciting event in the horse racing calendar, and with our strong heritage in the sport and ongoing support for British Racing we didn’t think twice when we decided to continue with the sponsorship of The BetVictor Gold Cup.”
The November Meeting takes place from Friday, 15th November 15 to Sunday, 17th November inclusive.