Sky Bet Sunday Series
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.