UK horse racing competition Racing League has confirmed William Hill as the official betting partner of the 2023 competition. Partnering for a second consecutive year, the bookmaker will have exclusive naming rights to all races across the six weeks, as well as exclusive access and content throughout.
This year, Racing League will see seven teams of racehorse trainers and jockeys representing seven regions of Great Britain and Ireland competing across six fixtures, starting on Thursday, July 27th at Great Yarmouth. Over £2 million ($2.5 million) in prize money will be available across a total of 42 races with teams earning points for their finishing positions in each race.
As in 2022, there will be a prize for both the top team as well as for the Jockey who accumulates the most points across Racing League. Racing League also noted that William Hill makes The East favorites for the overall title at 4/1, with Billy Loughnane, riding for Ireland, and Saffie Osborne, riding for Wales & The West, with 14/1 chances to be crowned top jockey.
The league’s leading jockey will wear a white William Hill-sponsored armband throughout the competition, while the leading team will sport a blue version. William Hill will donate £50 ($64) per race to the groom responsible for the best-turned-out winner, with each going into a prize draw for a £2,500 ($3,217) cash prize on the last day at Southwell.
A William Hill spokesperson said: "We are looking forward to being involved with Racing League again. It’s a really innovative and unique concept within horse racing that offers great prize money and competitive racing for all involved, and we’d like to continue supporting that. It promises to be a fantastic six weeks and we’re looking forward to seeing who will win the race to the top and be crowned the 2022 champions."
"As was the case in 2022, we’re also putting up £4,600 for grooms. They play a vital role in the horse racing industry and should be rewarded for all the hard work they put in."
Jeremy Wray, CEO of Racing League, said: "We were really happy with how Racing League progressed in 2022, and are looking forward to an even bigger and better version this year."
He added: "William Hill are long-term supporters of racing in this country, and we are delighted they are supporting the Racing League again. We look forward to working together in promoting both their brand, as well as our competition to new and existing racing fans across the country."