Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) has welcomed a major industry investment, with UBET today announcing a new sponsorship deal to become the exclusive wagering partner of every thoroughbred racetrack in South Australia.
The sponsorship will provide much needed investment to all 23 clubs across the state. From Roxby Downs to Clare and Kangaroo Island through to Mount Gambier, each will benefit from UBET’s significant investment.
TRSA CEO Jim Watters said the new sponsorship with UBET was exciting news for all racing clubs in South Australia.
“We are delighted and extremely grateful for UBET’s support. The investment will be put towards various projects, such as shade infrastructure, new furniture and facility upgrades, which will in turn help improve the race day experience for patrons,” Mr Watters said.
Chairman of Country Racing SA Wayne Henson said it was fantastic that UBET was partnering with all country racing clubs to promote SA racing, with every thoroughbred racetrack in the State set to benefit from the contribution.
UBET COO Brendan Parnell said the new agreement with TRSA was a critical component of UBET’s unwavering commitment to continue to invest in South Australia and drive wagering interest.
“As the State’s licensed wagering partner, this sponsorship cements our support of South Australian racing and enables us to support the State’s racing clubs with a significant investment,” he said.
“During the past 6 years, UBET has contributed more than $300 million to the South Australian racing industry through product fees, wagering taxes and sponsorships.
“The racing industry not only supports thousands of jobs around the State, but the clubs themselves are the lifeblood of many communities and we are proud to support them.”
UBET’s statewide investment follows its significant commitment to the wider South Australian racing industry through the sponsorship of TRSA and the SAJC’s recently refurbished Morphettville Junction outlet.
“The refurbishment of our retail network in South Australia is a fundamental component of our investment strategy for the next 12 months, ensuring our customers receive a state-of-the-art betting experience in-store, on-course and through our digital products.”