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SBK is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring next month’s Derby and Oaks Trials at Lingfield.
As part of its growing support for horse racing, SBK – the sportsbook app created by Smarkets – has sponsored the Derby and Oaks Trials at Lingfield Park on Saturday 7 May.
SBK will be the title sponsor of the day’s racing at Lingfield and is sponsoring four races on the card – including the listed SBK Derby Trial Stakes and SBK Oaks Trial Stakes, as well as the Group 3 SBK Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes. All four SBK-sponsored races will be broadcast by ITV Racing.
Last year’s running of the Derby Trial featured the winner of the Epsom showpiece, Adayar, while 2019 Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck also won the Lingfield trial.
SBK spokesperson Adam Baylis said: “It’s an honour for SBK to sponsor the Derby and Oaks Trials. In recent years we’ve seen the likes of Adayar and Anapurna feature in these races before going on to create history at Epsom, so we’re really excited to find out whether we’ve got future Classic winners on show again at Lingfield.”
Arena Racing Company’s David Leyden Dunbar added: “We are delighted to once again partner with SBK and welcome them to Lingfield Park for the first time for the Derby and Oaks Trials, which are the highlights of the calendar. The races have had a strong record in producing well-fancied Oaks and Derby contenders in recent years and we very much look forward to the 2022 renewal.”
Racing fans attending next Saturday’s meet can also pick up a complimentary copy of SBK’s in-depth Guide to the Flat Season, featuring multiple stable tours and tipsters’ horses to follow.
The Lingfield sponsorship is SBK’s latest move in racing after the sportsbook app partnered with Ascot for the SBK Clarence House Chase in January, and Doncaster for the SBK Lincoln meeting in March.
SBK boasts a roster of several racing ambassadors, including trainer George Boughey and jockeys Sean Levey (pictured below) and Nicola Currie.