Sky Bet Sunday Series

23 June 2021

The newly-announced Sky Bet Sunday Series has received a major cash injection with the introduction of £200,000 in bonuses. Any owner of a horse who wins at each fixture of the series will be entitled to a £100,000 bonus, with the money split in the case of multiple winners.

The funds will be part of the ITV4 coverage of three meetings over the summer, which already offers £600,000 in prize-money. A further £100,000 will also be offered to any jockey who rides seven winners across the three racedays.

The Sky Bet Sunday Series will broadcast three seven-race cards:

  • Musselburgh (July 25)
  • Haydock (August 8)
  • Sandown (August 22)

The pilot series was announced in May in a bid to promote Sunday racing across Britain and increase racing on terrestrial TV into 2022. 

ITV Racing host Oli Bell will provide coverage that seeks to shine a spotlight on smaller trainers, owners, and jockeys, as well as showcasing behind-the-scenes elements of the sport.

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