Coral and MansionBet become All-Weather Championships partners

Coral and MansionBet will become new partners of the All-Weather Championships (ARC), with the Finals Day moving to Newcastle for the first time.

Season 9 of the annual event is now underway, with the UK-based sports betting company Coral alongside MansionBet, part of the Gibraltar-based online casino and gaming provider Mansion Group, joining Betway in sponsoring the British horse racing series.

Coral was a founding partner at the event’s inception in 2013, but Betway has been the primary sponsor of the All-Weather Championships for the past several years, however, this season will see the company return to take over sponsorship of the Fillies & Mares — to be known as the Coral Winter Oaks — and Three-Year-Old categories, while MansionBet takes the Mile.

“We are delighted to become a partner of the All-Weather Championships. MansionBet is committed to supporting British Racing and will be sponsoring over 360 races in the UK in 2021, with this expected to increase further in 2022,” said Dana Bocker, the Head of Integrated Marketing at MansionBet.

What’s more, Finals Day, which offers over £1m ($1.3m) in prize money, has been held at Lingfield Park for the entirety of the Championships’ existence, but this year will see the fixture move north to Newcastle.

Lingfield Park will instead play host to the new ‘All-Weather Championships Vase’ event on Good Friday 2022, worth a total of £395,000 in prize money.

Mark Spincer, the MD of ARC’s Racing Division, said: “All-Weather Championships Finals Day has, over the years, become a mainstay of the Easter programme in Britain. As we saw, prior to the disruption of the last two years, people want to come to the races on Good Friday and we feel that Newcastle offers a real opportunity to develop the day even further.”

Several other changes are also set to take place this season, including a new fast-track qualifier in the middle-distance category, offering free qualification for the Betway Easter Classic, to take place at Newcastle in mid-January.