In a major collaboration that elevates the status of the upcoming Clarence House Chase Raceday, Ascot Racecourse proudly announces BetMGM UK as the new title sponsor for the event scheduled for Saturday, January 20. This partnership extends to the headline sponsorship of the day’s main event, the £175,000 ($223,000) Grade 1 BetMGM Clarence House Chase, a race steeped in tradition and adorned by past champions like Altior, Un De Sceaux, and Sprinter Sacre.

This year’s edition promises an exciting showdown between top contenders Jonbon and El Fabiolo, guided by renowned trainers Nicky Henderson and Willie Mullins, adding an extra layer of anticipation to the prestigious race.

BetMGM’s commitment goes beyond the main event, as the sponsorship encompasses five additional races on the card, including the £60,000 Grade 2 BetMGM Mares’ Hurdle (Registered as The Warfield).

Sam Behar, UK Director of BetMGM, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Ascot for such a prestigious fixture. It’s a proud moment for BetMGM to be the title sponsor for this huge event in the racing calendar, further solidifying our commitment to horse racing. Now we just can’t wait to watch the action, hopefully with a fantastic battle between Jonbon and El Fabiolo!”

The collaboration also marks a historic moment, as the total prize money for the BetMGM Clarence House Chase Raceday in 2024 hits a record £415,000 across seven races. This reflects a notable 13% increase from the £366,400 offered in 2022, setting a new benchmark for the prestigious racing event.

Felicity Barnard, Commercial Director and Deputy CEO at Ascot Racecourse, expressed excitement about the partnership, remarking, “We are thrilled to welcome BetMGM on board as raceday sponsors at Ascot and look forward to working with them across the BetMGM Clarence House Chase Raceday. We are excited about growing this relationship with them and their support is crucial in helping us to deliver record-breaking prize money for the day. The BetMGM Clarence House Chase is always one of the highlights of the season and it is shaping up to be another high-class running of the race.”

This significant sponsorship deal follows BetMGM’s recent announcement as the title sponsor of Premier League Darts earlier in the month, showcasing the company’s commitment to aligning with premier sporting events across various disciplines.

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