Virgin Bet Announces Headline Sponsorship for Easter Saturday Raceday at Musselburgh Racecourse

By Saloni Sehmi
Virgin Bet Acts as Headline Sponsor for Easter Saturday Raceday at Musselburgh Racecourse

Virgin Bet to Sponsor Easter Saturday Raceday at Musselburgh Racecourse

Virgin Bet has been announced as the headline sponsor for Easter Saturday Raceday at Musselburgh Racecourse in Scotland. This event is one of the biggest days of racing on the Scottish calendar and will feature prestigious races such as the £100,000 Queen’s Cup and The Scottish Sprint Cup. The sponsorship from Virgin Bet aligns with the racecourse’s goal of growing the Easter event and establishing it as the pinnacle of horse racing in Scotland.

The Virgin Bet Queen’s Cup is the main event of the day, with a total prize money of nearly £300,000. The race is a Heritage Handicap staged over 1 mile and 6 furlongs. Alongside the Queen’s Cup, there will be other exciting races like the Virgin Bet Scottish Sprint Cup and Virgin Bet Silver Arrow, which are run over 5 furlongs and 7 furlongs, respectively.

Previous winners of the Queen’s Cup have gone on to achieve great success. Wise Eagle, the winner from last year, finished second in a Group 3 contest at Ascot, while the 2022 champion, Enemy, was a close runner-up in a race in Saudi Arabia worth an impressive £1.2 million.

The Scottish Sprint Cup attracts some of the fastest horses in the country. Silky Wilkie, last year’s winner, went on to perform well in subsequent races, narrowly missing victory at Epsom on Derby Day. The race has also seen impressive performances, such as Caspian Prince setting the track record in 2018 with a time of 56.77 seconds.

Virgin Bet’s sponsorship of Easter Saturday Raceday highlights their dedication to being a leading player in the horse racing world. Ric Leask, Marketing Director at Virgin Bet, expressed their excitement to support one of the most significant racing events in Scotland and showcase their commitment to providing an exceptional sports betting experience.

Musselburgh Racecourse is thrilled to have Virgin Bet as the headline sponsor for Easter Saturday Raceday. Aisling Johnston, Head of Marketing and Business Development, mentioned that this sponsorship allows them to be even more ambitious with their plans for the event and expand the off-track entertainment and hospitality offerings. They believe this will be their best Easter raceday yet.

This partnership between Virgin Bet and Musselburgh Racecourse demonstrates the mutual commitment to the sport of horse racing and the excitement and tradition that Easter Saturday Raceday brings. The event has grown in popularity over the years and continues to be a favorite among racing enthusiasts. With Virgin Bet’s support, the event is set to reach new heights and provide an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

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