Thirsk Hunt Cup Adds Vickers As New Sponsor

Thirsk Racecourse added local independent bookmaker Vickers as its new sponsor of the 2023 Thirsk Hunt Cup, the racecourse said in a release on Wednesday.

First run in 1859, the £50,000 mile handicap headlines the Thirsk Hunt Cup Coronation Celebration Raceday on Saturday, May 6.

“We have had a great working relationship with Vickers for a couple of years now and we’re thrilled to have them on board as sponsor of the Thirsk Hunt Cup,” said Erin Boswell, General Commercial Manager at Thirsk. “The race is always well supported, and the day is set to be a real celebration alongside the King’s Coronation.”

The Darlington-based bookmaker was launched in 2020 by former jockey and trainer Ian Vickers and is now managed by his daughter Jo Vickers.

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