Bookmaker to follow progress of stable star Lalor
Leading online bookmaker Betway has signed a deal to sponsor National Hunt trainer Kayley Woollacott’s Devon stable. Woollacott trains stable star Lalor, will who is set to have his first start over fences at Exeter on October 23rd. Lalor won the Grade 1 Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree in April and will embark on a novice chasing career this season.
This news comes shortly after Betway completed a successful 3-year deal to become Hannover 96’s official betting partner.
Betway are sponsoring Woollacott’s stable, which will include branding around the yard, on the horsebox and clothing worn by Woollacott and her staff. She will provide a regular blog on Betway Insider, which will also track the progress of Lalor during his first season over fences with video content and interviews.
Lalor’s regular jockey is Stobart champion Richard Johnson, who is also an ambassador for Betway, while Harry Fry has also re-signed to be an ambassador for the firm for the 2018/19 National Hunt season.
Betway’s Alan Alger stated, “This partnership really goes back to Aintree in April when Lalor was a hugely emotional winner of the Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle.
Alger continued, “We could all see in the paddock how much that win meant to everyone involved, and racing as a whole. Kayley has had an incredibly difficult time over the past nine months and we were all in awe of her strength when being interviewed in the winners’ enclosure.
Alger finished, “We’re really excited to sponsor the yard and look forward to keeping everyone updated on Lalor’s progress, as well as the rest of her string. He’s a hugely exciting horse for the season and we hope to give a unique insight into the training of a top class novice chaser.”
Kayley Woollacott remarked, “We’re really grateful to Betway for sponsoring our yard. There’s a strong connection there after Lalor’s win at Aintree, which was obviously a very emotional day for all of us because Lalor always meant so much to Richard.”
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