Deal covers Grade Three handicap chase the December Gold Cup.
Racing Post, part of Spotlight Sports Group, has announced a new agreement with Cheltenham racecourse to sponsor the December Gold Cup, the Grade Three handicap chase, and one of the highlights of the International meeting. The race will be staged as the Racing Post Gold Cup on Saturday, December 11, and will be shown live on ITV and on the Racing Post app.
The Racing Post Gold Cup has been previously won by top-class horses such as Exotic Dancer, Chatham Street Lad and, of course, Frodon, who won this race twice and went on to Ryanair glory at the Festival. As part of this exciting new agreement Racing Post will be creating exclusive content leading into the race and on the day itself, across both its print and digital products.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Tom Kerr, Racing Post editor and group racing director, said: “We are proud to further support racing through this sponsorship with Cheltenham, the home of jumps racing and one of the world’s most iconic sporting venues. This partnership and our continuing sponsorship of the Racing Post Day at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival helps underline the Racing Post’s commitment to racing in the UK and Ireland.”
Ian Renton, managing director, The Jockey Club West said: “We are delighted to have the Racing Post as sponsors of the Racing Post Gold Cup at The International meeting. It is always a fantastic race, and we are looking forward to this year’s renewal. We are very grateful to Racing Post for their continued support, and are pleased to have them back on board as a partner of ours.”