Sky Bet Sunday Series renewed for 2022

The Sky Bet Sunday Series will continue for a second year.
The Sky Bet Sunday Series will continue for a second year.

The series will feature an expanded format featuring six race days and three more race courses.

UK.- The Sky Bet Sunday Series is to return in 2022, with horseracing coverage provided by Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and ITV.

The series, which is shown on free-to-air television, will have an expanded format featuring six race days and the addition of three new racecourses.

The programme, which began this year, will add Hamilton Park, York and Pontefract to the existing lineup of Musselburgh, Haydock Park and Sandown Park.

The race days will take place over three months, starting with Hamilton Park on May 8 and ending at Sandown on August 21.

Sky Bet, which is owned by Flutter, said it would also provide behind-the-scenes details on horseracing. The Series is open to all trainers with horses eligible for the race conditions and will offer £1.2m in prize money.

Sky Bet CEO Steve Birch said: “Sky Bet are excited to continue our partnership with the Sunday Series next year. We have seen great customer demand for good quality racing on a Sunday evening and are delighted to expand the series to six meetings in 2022.

“The Series was a great collaborative industry effort in 2021, and we are really looking forward to working closely again with RMG, ITV, the racecourses and Horsemen to put on another great show for racing.”

Mark Trinder, ITV’s director of commercial sales and partnerships, commented: “The inaugural series featured highly competitive, good-quality racing, with excellent field sizes, and a fresh injection of significant prize money and bonuses.

“The feedback we received from racegoers, racecourses, bookmakers and the media has been highly encouraging and valuable in developing the Series for 2022.”

Last month, Sky Bet found itself in hot water over a marketing error after its casino brand Sky Vegas sent marketing emails at the start of Safer Gambling Week to customers who had self-excluded from gaming.

Flutter apologised for the mistake and said the message was not intended to be sent out.

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