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SIS and MST partner to bring Italian Gallop Derby to UK & Ireland

| By Marese O'Hagan
Sports Information Services (SIS) has agreed to a partnership with Media System Technologies (MST), which will see it broadcast the 140th Italian Gallop Derby to operators in the UK and Ireland.

This will be the first time that operators in both regions will be able to accept fixed-odds wagers on the event.

Bettors will be able to wager on the Italian Gallop Derby’s nine races, including three group contests – the Italian Gallop Derby, the President of the Republic Grand Prix and the Carlo D’Alessio Grand Prix.

“The Italian Derby is one of the premier contests in Europe, and we are delighted to bring the 140th renewal to bettors in the UK and Ireland and around the world through our partnership with Media System Technologies,” said Conall McSorley, head of international horse racing at SIS. “With a rich history, the race resonates with racing fans in Italy and globally.

“We are sure that the increased global audience will enjoy the high-quality action from Italy’s most valuable race meeting, as we continue to expand our racing offering across the world.”

Michele Rosi, head of operations and business development at MST, called the partnership a “milestone” moment for the industry.

“The distribution of the Derby di Galoppo in the UK and Ireland to major betting brands brings MST and the entire horse racing chain to a new important milestone: the distribution of an important event such as the Derby Italiano di Gallop in the natural cradle of this beautiful discipline,” he said.

“We are sure that the high value of the day of racing, enriched by the quality of the HD images, will represent the best advertisement for a relevant market such as the UK and Ireland.

“This is precisely the image that MST has been exporting internationally since August 2022, together with the offer of Italian racing.”

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