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Monday, February 4, 2008



TOTE BECOMES OFFICIAL BETTING PARTNER OF JOHN SMITH'S GRAND NATIONAL MEETING




Aintree today announced that the tote has become the official betting partner for the John Smith's Grand National meeting at Aintree - April 3 to 5, 2008.


The deal, which is for one year, with an option to extend the association for a further two years, will also involve the sponsorship of two races, the £160,000 totesport Bowl (Thursday, April 3 - 2.35pm) and the £60,000 totepool Handicap Chase (Friday, April 4 - 4.55pm).


Through the sponsorship deal, totesport customers will also be entitled to a special admission offer for the National meeting.

Julian Thick, Managing Director of Aintree Racecourse, said: "Aintree has always had a terrific relationship with the tote and we are delighted to have them on board for the 2008 John Smith’s National meeting.

"The tote is already the main sponsor at our Becher Chase meeting in November and this new agreement strengthens the link between us."

Trevor Beaumont, Chief Executive of the tote, commented: "As the biggest sponsor in British horseracing, it is a pleasure to be involved with the most famous race in the world, the John Smith's Grand National.

"This deal will give tremendous exposure for our brand and will allow us to further develop our totesport and totepool products whilst at the same time continuing our support of Aintree."


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