Betting Site Betgoodwin to Sponsor Horse Racing Event The Spring Cup


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Updated:April 5, 2023

Fans of horse racing will be excited to know that The Spring Cup, a popular UK handicap horse-racing event, has formed partnership with betting site Betgoodwin. As the Spring Cup reached its 20th anniversary this year, the bookmaker announced that it will be its new sponsor going forward. The next race, now known as the Betgoodwin Spring Cup Handicap Stakes, will take place on 22/04/2023.

As part of the new deal, Betgoodwin, which ranks at No. 8 in the comprehensive list of UK betting sites for 2023, is expected to offer some exclusive promotions and odds for betting markets related to the prestigious event. The betting site will be anticipating some increased betting traffic, as The Spring Cup is normally one of the most popular horse-racing events at Newbury Racecourse, and regularly ranks amongst the top 5 races in terms of betting turnover.

Speaking about the sponsorship of The Spring Cup, Julian Head, the Managing Director of Betgoodwin’s racing operation Goodwin Racing Ltd said:

“Betgoodwin are delighted to be sponsoring the prestigious Spring Cup at Newbury. We are a company who specialises in horseracing which makes this an excellent fit. In addition to offering a fantastic state of the art online sportsbook we still operate a telephone betting service for customers. We’re sure this is going to be a happy and long-term relationship between both parties.”

Betgoodwin is indeed one of the few remaining bookmakers which, in addition to their very successful betting site, maintain a phone betting service for those customer who prefer to place their wagers that way. Similar to the betting provider Fitzdares who also provide a telephone betting service, Betgoodwin pride themselves for their exceptional customer service and aim to get it right for every bettor through a combination of a varied portfolio, an omnichannel betting service, and a personal touch.

While some customers might think that Betgoodwin has not caught up with the times due to their telephone betting service, this could not be further from the truth. In addition to a cutting-edge, user-friendly betting site offering a bespoke betting platform with endless markets, the company also takes bets through their proprietary betting app available across all mobile platforms. Founded in Uckfield 25 years ago, Betgoodwin has continually grown and develop, and is now one of the leading betting sites in the UK. The company remains an independent bookmaker, which allows it run its operations the way it wants, prioritising customer satisfaction, offering excellent promotions, and investing in new technologies and ways of betting while keeping alive UK betting traditions such as telephone and on-course betting.

Discussing the partnership with Betgoodwin, Newbury Racecourse Chief Executive Julian Thick said:

“We are very grateful for Betgoodwin sponsoring the Spring Cup. It is always a competitive handicap and one of Newbury’s most successful betting turnover races. We are delighted the race has an increased prize fund in 2023 as part of our 16% increase in prize money this season.”

The Newbury Spring Cup is a Class 2 flat handicap horse race where eligible horses (i.e. 4+ years old) run a distance of 1 mile. It has been held since 1988 apart from two exceptions – in 2000 when the course was waterlogged, and in 2020 when it was cancelled because of the CoVID-19. Fortunately, the weather on 22nd April is expected to be ideal for a race, and both the horse-racing industry and betting sites and bookmakers have fully recovered after the pandemic, so hopefully nothing will stop fans of the sport congregating at Newbury and enjoying their favourite pastime properly again. To top it all, the prize fund for The Spring Race has been increased this year from £50,000 to £70,000, which should contribute to the excitement on the day. Punters will be able to make a day out of it as the race will be held as part of the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials, which is the Newbury Racecourse flat season opener.

While it is still early for odds, tips, and predictions for the Betgoodwin Spring Cup Handicap Race, it is worth pointing out that last year’s winner was Modern News with jockey William Buick and trainer Charlie Appleby, and the year before that saw the first place go to Nugget with jockey Ryan Moore and trainer Richard Hannon Jr. The participants and further details will be released nearer the time. Meanwhile, the new sponsorship deal between Betgoodwin and Newbury Racecourse has been termed “an excellent fit” and it is undoubted that the partnership will be successful and beneficial for both parties.

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Carl Hughes


Carl Hughes


Carl Hughes is a leading expert on sports and casino betting. Carl began his career with a BSc in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences from the University of Birmingham before working within the industry for some of the bigger names (GVC and Bet365) and has been praised as being "a leading sports betting commentator".