Betfair sponsor record Taunton raceday
Betfair are to sponsor a special "Taunton's Richest Raceday" event on 19 January.
The online exchange’s support of the day’s racing at the course means a total prize pot of £70,000 is now on offer – the greatest amount Taunton has ever offered on a single race day.
Betfair will also provide complementary food for all stable staff on the day in a replication of the service the company offered during the three days of the "Betfair Weekend", July’s King George meeting and Haydock’s Betfair Chase Festival in November.
Betfair spokesman Tony Calvin said: "This sponsorship forms part of our on-going, three-year, £3m commitment to grass roots racing.
“An integral part of this commitment is the supporting of independent courses such as Taunton, as these are the tracks that are finding it particularly difficult to make ends meet in the current economic climate.
So we are pleased that the funds are flowing to the right destinations, and that our sponsorship allows the course to put on such an attractive card."