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The Racing Post is a British daily horse racing, greyhound racing and sports betting newspaper, currently the only one appearing in print form.

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History

It was founded in April 1986 by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum as a rival to the Sporting Life. In 1998 Trinity Mirror, owners of the rival paper, purchased the licence to use the Racing Post trademark for a pound from Sheikh Mohammed and closed the Sporting Life. In October 2007 Trinity Mirror sold the Racing Post licence for £170M to FL Partners, an Irish private equity firm, who were advised on the venture by former Racing Post editor Alan Byrne.[1] Trinity Mirror were requested by Sheikh Mohammed to give £10 million to four charities for transferring the licence to use the trademark, which the Sheikh continues to own.[2]

Format

The Racing Post is published daily. It includes information on form of horses in meetings across the country, the going of the courses, age of horses, handicap ratings and other information relevant to the race in question. Tips are also included.

Sponsorship

Each year, the Racing Post Chase, a Grade 3 National Hunt horse race, is held at Kempton Park in late February and the Racing Post Trophy, a Group 1 flat horse race for 2-year-olds over a mile(1600m), is held at Doncaster in late October.

Subsidiaries

The Betting Site, Cricketbase and Soccerbase websites are also run under the Racing Post brand.

See also

References

  1. ^ Racing Post sold to Irish investors for £170M Daily Telegraph, 2 October 2007
  2. ^ Dafa charity news Retrieved 9 December 2008

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