Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) and William Hill are delighted to confirm sponsorship of the three-day Northumberland Plate Festival, which will take place at Newcastle Racecourse between Thursday 24 and Saturday 26 June.
The William Hill Northumberland Plate Festival is the highlight of the summer racing season at Newcastle with the William Hill Northumberland Plate on Saturday, Europe’s richest two-mile handicap, the feature.
The deal will see William Hill branding prominently displayed around the racecourse, alongside race titles for the Saturday card and other feature races of the meeting, including the Seaton Delaval Handicap as well as the Hoppings Stakes and Gosforth Park Cup.
Saturday’s William Hill Northumberland Plate meeting will be broadcast live on both Sky Sports Racing and ITV Racing. To celebrate the new sponsorship, Hills will offer 6 places, instead of 4, on the William Hill Northumberland Plate and currently make the George Boughey trained Lostwithiel their 11/1 favourite.
Executive Director of Newcastle Racecourse, Paul Elliott said, “We’re delighted to welcome William Hill as headline sponsor for the Northumberland Plate Festival. The meeting is a real highlight of the racing calendar here at Newcastle, and is one of the biggest sporting events of the year in the area.”
Liam McKee, William Hill’s Global Head of Media & Sponsorship said, “The Northumberland Plate has a fantastic history, and we could not be happier to be the new sponsors of what is shaping up to be a cracking renewal.”
Tickets can be purchased for all three days of the William Hill Northumberland Plate Festival online at www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk. As per current Government guidance, all tickets must be purchased in advance, please visit the website for more information.
The William Hill Northumberland Plate (26th June):
11/1 Lostwithiel, 12/1 East Asia, Longsider, Opera Gift, Pondus, Sleeping Lion, Zeeband, 14/1 Australis, Bodyline, Dancing King, Golden Rules, Prince Alex, Roberto Escobarr, Trueshan, 16/1 Almighwar, Apparate, Brilliant Light, Favourite Moon, Hochfeld, Imperium, Mildenberger, Postileo, Rainbow Dreamer, Sam Cooke, Trumpet Man, Untold Story, Who Dares Wins, 18/1 Coeur de Lion, 20/1 Bar