bet365 announced as Official Betting Partner for the Moët and Chandon July Festival

Newmarket Racecourses is delighted to confirm bet365 as the Official Betting Partner for the Moët and Chandon July Festival taking place on Newmarket’s Adnams July Course from Thursday, 13th to Saturday, 15th July.

Following the success of the inaugural bet365 Craven Meeting, bet365 have grown their sponsorship portfolio further at Newmarket Racecourses to include all three days of the Moët and Chandon July Festival in a three year deal.

The Moët and Chandon July Festival is the highlight of the summer season at Newmarket Racecourses and includes seven Group races over the Festival including the Darley July Cup on the Saturday, Europe’s best sprint race based on official ratings in 2016.

As part of the new contract, bet365 will sponsor a total of seven races over the Festival with highlights including; two Heritage Handicaps on the Thursday and Saturday, the bet365 Handicap Stakes and the bet365 Bunbury Cup respectively, with both contests totalling £220,000 in Prize Money; the Group 2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes (sponsored by bet365) which has often been an initial proving ground for fillies who have gone on to be successful in subsequent Classic races and Group 1 contests during their three-year-old campaign the following year; and the Group 2 bet365 Superlative Stakes on Saturday, with winning graduates including Olympic Glory and Dubawi.

Amy Starkey, Regional Director, Jockey Club Racecourses East Region, said;  

“I am delighted to announce bet365 as the Official Betting Partner of the Moët and Chandon July Festival for the next three years.

“Following the first and successful bet365 Craven Meeting we are extremely pleased that bet365 have grown their partnership with Newmarket Racecourses even further to include Official Betting Partner status and seven sponsored races at our key summer Festival.  As always, we are very much looking forward to three quality days of racing. 

“We would like to thank bet365 again for their continuous support of both the Craven Meeting and the July Festival in particular and we are very much look go to working with the team throughout the three year partnership.”

Steve Ibberson, Managing Director, bet365, said;

“Following on from the very exciting bet365 Craven meeting in April, we look forward to continuing our successful association with Newmarket Racecourses, this time as Official Betting Partner at the July Festival which always provides a fantastic setting and competitive racing.”

About Newmarket Racecourses

Newmarket’s two magical racecourses, the Rowley Mile and the Adnams July Course, together form the greatest venue in the East of England. Hosting exhilarating world class Flat racing, pulsating music nights, great value family days, award-winning restaurants and exceptional conferences, in 2016 Newmarket Racecourses proudly celebrated 350 years of extraordinary royal patronage.

The Jockey Club runs the largest racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2014: £162.9m), courses (15) including those at Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs and Newmarket, attendances (2015: 1.95m), total prize money (2015: £43.9m), contribution to prize money (2015: £19.9m) and quality (number of Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom Downs; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing's people in need, Racing Welfare. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes is put back into British racing. More information is available at  

About bet365

bet365 is the world’s largest online gambling company with over 22 million customers worldwide. It offers a market-leading Sports Betting experience, with a wide range of pre-match and In-Play markets, great offers and an extensive Live Streaming service.  More information is available at

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