CHELTENHAM Gold Cup-winning trainer Jessica Harrington is the latest big name to sign as an ambassador for Unibet, it was announced today.
Harrington, who landed the Unibet Irish Gold Cup and Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup with Sizing John last year, has agreed a deal which will see her supply her exclusive thoughts to the multi-award winning Unibet blog in the lead up to this year’s big Festivals.
Harrington joins a strong stable at Unibet which already features Champion Trainer Nicky Henderson and Gold Cup-winning jockey Nico de Boinville, as well as leading flat trainer Richard Hannon.
As part of the deal, Harrington will supply a weekly blog to www.unibet.co.uk, which will become daily for each day of the Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown festivals later this year, giving racing fans a crucial insight into the wellbeing and status of runners such as Sizing John, Jezki and Supasundae.
Staff at Harrington’s Commonstown Stables in County Kildare will also be fitted out with branded riding wear while the horseboxes arriving at racecourses up and down Britain and Ireland will also feature Unibet branding.
ð Unibet are delighted to welcome Gold Cup winning trainer, @Jessica_Racing to the team!
— Unibet (@unibet) January 15, 2018
Speaking of the deal, Harrington said: “My great friend Nicky has nothing but positive things to say about his partnership with Unibet and I am excited to come on board and share the latest news on the likes of Sizing John, Jezki and Our Duke.”
Ed Nicholson, Head of Group Racing Communications and Sponsorship for Unibet added:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Jessie on board with Unibet. Her horses captivated the imagination of the racing fraternity last spring, and it is clear to us that racing enthusiasts would welcome regular updates on her stable stars, as well as thoughts on all her weekend runners – both sides of the Irish Sea. We intend to provide regular video updates from Commonstown Stables and provide informative and entertaining content for her Unibet blog.
“This a clear statement of intent from Kindred Group who own both Unibet and 32Red. We have, and will continue to, support and invest in racing both sides of the Irish Sea. We are announcing this partnership in the same week as Leopardstown promotes its Dublin Racing Festival and with it – the prestigious Grade 1 Unibet Irish Gold Cup, and it’s less than a month since the 32Red Winter Festival, with its highlight, the 32Red King George Chase itself. And we’re just 10 weeks away from the Cheltenham Festival, and our sponsored Unibet Champion Hurdle.
“In total Kindred now sponsor 650 races a year, many being Grade 1/Group 1 contests. In addition, we have nine racing ambassadors – three trainers and six jockeys. It’s the strongest stable of racing assets in the sector.”
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