The Sky Bet Sunday Series will return in 2023 with six meetings confirmed in the schedule with Hamilton Park staging their fixture on Sunday 14 May.
The £1.2m Series, in its third year, is an industry-wide collaboration between ITV, Racecourse Media Group (RMG), and Sky Betting and Gaming, which will showcase the sport in a Sunday twilight slot on terrestrial television during the summer.
With a focus on delving behind the scenes to make horse racing more accessible and easily understood, the Series last year offered significant bonuses for jockeys, apprentices, trainers, owners, and stable staff and has proved very popular in its Sunday afternoon and early evening slot.
Ashley Moon, Racecourse Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the fantastic Sky Bet Sunday Series for a second time. The May twilight fixture in 2022, worth £200K in prize money, was our richest raceday ever and attracted record numbers of runners across the seven races – all of which were shown live on ITV4. We are looking forward to working with Sky Bet again, and making sure this fixture, on Sunday 14 May, delivers an even better experience for all our customers.”
Steve Birch, Sky Betting & Gaming CCO said, “We’re delighted to be able to announce the continuation of the Sky Bet Sunday Series into 2023. It’s a been a hugely successful collaboration between ITV, RMG and Sky Betting and Gaming with a clear focus on making racing more accessible to a wider audience. Customer engagement and sentiment has been very good, industry feedback has been hugely positive, and we’re really looking forward to working with Racing to make the 2023 renewal more successful than ever before.”
Ed Gretton, Director of Racing at RMG, said: “Last year’s Sky Bet Sunday Series really built on the inaugural success of 2021, and produced some great storylines, none more so than Evaluation’s bid for a third win in the Sky Bet Sunday Series – which, if successful, would have landed connections a £100,000 bonus. Sadly, for connections, he lost by a nose!
The Series, which is designed to grow the value of the sport by maximising the Sunday opportunity, has attracted highly competitive, good-quality racing, with excellent field sizes, and a fresh injection of significant prizemoney and bonuses. We look forward to revealing exciting new initiatives and bonuses for the Series in the New Year.”
The confirmed schedule for the 2023 Sky Bet Sunday Series is:
• Musselburgh – 30th April
• Hamilton – 14th May
• Beverley – 11th June
• Pontefract – 25th June
• Haydock – 6th August
• Sandown – 20th August
Make Hamilton Park a must for your diary next summer, and REMEMBER – it’s always cheaper to book online in advance. All admission tickets are available to purchase online including Concession, Student and Under 18s – who go FREE!