British racing elevates sponsorship opportunities

August 30, 2020 | By admin | Filed in: zuwmcftfp.

first_img The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that advertising on British racecourses will join other major sports by featuring digital LED (light-emitting diode) displays on the landing side of fences. The move to expand the sport’s sponsorship opportunities comes following a consultation with the courses, the Racecourse Association (RCA) and participants including trainers and jockeys – as well as trials of equipment developed by sports marketing agency Priority Sports Marketing. The LED displays, which are battery powered and therefore carry no electrocution risk must be static when runners are in the vicinity of the fences – i.e. going to post or competing in a race – but otherwise they will allow for more creative visual advertising and the opportunity to switch between advertisers and sponsors for different races on a card.Richard Linley, Senior Inspector of Courses for the BHA, stated: “LED displays are used widely in other sports and provide for a more modern appearance and greater flexibility for racecourses, which we hope will help them generate greater revenue from advertisement and sponsorship.“The proposals have been tested extensively and received the support of racecourses and the participants who will be riding over the fences and whose horses will be competing in races. The displays are on the landing side of fences so will not affect participants and will be static during races so the viewing experience for those watching the races will not be impacted.”Caroline Davies, Racecourse Services Director for the RCA added: “I am pleased to see LED screens arrive to British racing and look forward to seeing these introduced in the coming months. They will unquestionably enhance the raceday experience and also will open up valuable opportunities for our sponsors and supporters which in turn open new income streams for our members. The technology is state of the art and will add a further layer of engagement, both on-course and for the television audience.” AllSported launches international trading service to cover racing shortfalls March 31, 2020 StumbleUpon UK Racing- Reduction in prize-money ‘inevitable’ once season resumes May 1, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit Share UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020last_img

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