Ascot Racecourse is delighted to announce that BetMGM UK will sponsor the Clarence House Chase Raceday at Ascot on January 20.
This will include the headline sponsorship of the feature contest on the day, the £175,000 Grade 1 BetMGM Clarence House Chase. The prestigious race has been won by some of the very best two-mile chasers in recent history including Altior, Un De Sceaux and Sprinter Sacre.
Anticipation is building for the race with leading stars Jonbon and El Fabiolo set to go head-to-head for Nicky Henderson and Willie Mullins. The last time the Clarence House Chase was run at Ascot in 2022, we witnessed an epic duel between those two trainers as Shishkin got the better of Energumene.
Total prize money on offer at the BetMGM Clarence House Chase Raceday in 2024 will be a record £415,000 across the seven races, up 13 per cent from the £366,400 on offer in 2022 (2023 abandoned). BetMGM will sponsor five other races on the card including the £60,000 Grade 2 BetMGM Mares’ Hurdle (Registered as The Warfield) won by the likes of Roksana, Magic Of Light and Vroum Vroum Mag.
The BetMGM Clarence House Chase has had the early closing entry conditions removed this season to make planning easier for connections. Entries will be made on Monday 15th January.
BetMGM UK is a premium online betting and gaming brand, operated by LeoVegas Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of the global entertainment company MGM Resorts International. Their sponsorship portfolio in British racing includes the All-Weather Championships and this new and growing relationship with Ascot, headlined by the prestige of the BetMGM Clarence House Chase, aligns with their ambitious growth plans for the UK in 2024.
Sam Behar, UK director of BetMGM, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Ascot for such a prestigious fixture. It’s a proud moment for BetMGM to be title sponsor for this huge event in the racing calendar, further solidifying our commitment to horse racing. Now we just can’t wait to watch the action, hopefully with a fantastic battle between Jonbon and El Fabiolo!”
Felicity Barnard, Commercial Director and Deputy CEO at Ascot Racecourse, said: “We are thrilled to welcome BetMGM on board as raceday sponsors at Ascot and look forward to working with them across the BetMGM Clarence House Chase Raceday. We are excited about growing this relationship with them and their support is crucial in helping us to deliver record-breaking prize money for the day. The BetMGM Clarence House Chase is always one of the highlights of the season and it is shaping up to be another high-class running of the race.”