In a move set to amplify its ties with the racing world, Betfred has solidified its commitment by securing the prestigious naming rights to the renowned Betfred Derby Festival at Epsom Downs. The announcement marks a significant extension of the company’s partnership with The Jockey Club, signaling Betfred’s resolute support for the sport of kings.

This prolonged partnership, slated to endure at least until 2026, underscores Betfred’s steadfast dedication to reinforcing its association with racing. Notably, the extended deal encompasses additional backing for an increased number of races during the festival, elevating the spectacle with a total of six exhilarating races across the two-day event.

This extension builds upon the foundation of an initial three-year agreement unveiled earlier in the year, effectively adding another year to the alliance. Fred Done, the Founder of Betfred, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, remarking, “Following on from a memorable two days at Epsom last year we are delighted to further develop our support of the Betfred Derby Festival and we very much look forward to working with Amy and her team to keep the fixture at the forefront of world racing.”

Amy Starkey, Managing Director at Jockey Club Racecourses, echoed the sentiments of partnership and mutual enthusiasm, emphasizing the enduring nature of their relationship. Starkey stated, “Our relationship with Betfred spans many years and many major races, and we are delighted to be strengthening our partnership at Epsom Downs still further following a brilliant first running of The Betfred Derby in 2023.”

Starkey also acknowledged Betfred’s extensive and consistent backing of British racing, highlighting the company’s unwavering support throughout the years. She added, “Betfred’s support of British racing over many years is clear for all to see and we can’t wait to get cracking with Fred and his team as we look to promote the greatest flat race in the world in 2024 and beyond.”

The collaboration between Betfred and The Jockey Club solidifies a shared commitment to not only elevate the Betfred Derby Festival but also to enhance the global prominence of Epsom Downs as a premier destination for top-tier horse racing. This extended partnership promises to infuse the event with added excitement, further solidifying its standing as a pinnacle within the world of horse racing.

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