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Great British Racing International and Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association to work in partnership to promote British success

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Great British Racing International and Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association to work in partnership to promote British success

Great British Racing International (GBRI) and the Thoroughbred Breeders Association (TBA) have today announced a joint partnership to promote the success of British bred horses, both internationally and domestically. The campaign will highlight successes via social media and email campaigns, digital advertising and feature placement in relevant publications.

James Oldring, Operations Director of GBRI said:

“GBRI’s primary remit is to generate inward investment for the British racing industry and so it follows that we should be a part of promoting British success to a global audience in order to showcase the quality of British bloodstock.

We will be ensuring that British bred successes at the highest level are well covered within international publications, both printed and online, and promoted to our ever-expanding database of global contacts. It’s important that we make the most of horses like the British-bred Golden Horn on the flat and Thistlecrack over timber, who demonstrate why Britain remains the centre of the thoroughbred racing and breeding world.

The whole team at GBRI look forward to working with the TBA, and its members, to celebrate British successes in 2016 and beyond.”

Louise Kemble, Chief Executive of the TBA added:

“A number of our members have asked us to support the promotion of British bred runners and we are delighted to announce our partnership with GBRI to promote British bloodstock on both a national and international level. British bred Thoroughbreds are amongst the highest quality in the world and this opportunity will allow us to celebrate British breeders’ successes with a much wider audience. In the short term the campaign will raise awareness of the UK’s most successful horses, with a view to generating further interest in buying British Thoroughbreds and enable us to co-host inward buyers’ visits with GBRI and sales houses.”

 

 

Notes to Editors

About Great British Racing International
Great British Racing International (GBRI) was launched in April 2013 by Racing Enterprises Ltd, The British Horseracing Authority and The Horserace Betting Levy Board.

GBRI has been set up to facilitate and grow international investment into the British racing and breeding industries. GBRI provides a bespoke service for those seeking to invest in the highest levels of thoroughbred racing in Britain, as well as marketing British racing to a wider international audience. As a world leader in the sport, British racing is a prime opportunity for investment at all levels.

Twitter: @GBRI_UK

For more information please contact:

James Oldring
Operations Director, Great British Racing International
0207 152 0185

Charlotte Lovatt
Communications & Marketing Manager, Thoroughbred Breeders Association
01638 661321

SHEIKH ABDULLAH AL-MALEK AL-SABAH EXPANDS BRITISH BASED OWNERSHIP AT FRUITFUL CRAVEN BREEZE UP SALES

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SHEIKH ABDULLAH AL-MALEK AL-SABAH EXPANDS BRITISH BASED OWNERSHIP AT FRUITFUL CRAVEN BREEZE UP SALES

Kuwait’s former Champion Owner emerges as big spender at Craven Breeze Up Sales 2016

Last week saw Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah, former Champion Owner and a member of the Ruling family in Kuwait, expand his British-based thoroughbred team thanks to a handful of successful bids at Tattersalls’ Craven Stakes Breeze Up Sale in Newmarket. Three purchases were made, together totaling a sum of 292,000gns with an average of 97,333gns per purchase, making Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah the 11th highest spender at this year’s sale.

Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah, who currently has horses in training with David O’Meara, William Knight, John Quinn and Richard Fahey, has owned a few horses in the past, but British-based ownership has got altogether more serious in the past three years. Notable horses who have carried his colours since his first foray into British sales in 2013 have included Salateen, who placed third in the Royal Lodge Stakes (Group 2) in 2014, and Areen, who finished second in the Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed) at Royal Ascot in 2015.

Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah, his Racing Manager, Abdullah Al-Otaibi, and his UK Racing & Bloodstock Advisor, Richard Knight, will be hoping for further success from their growing team of racehorses. Big things will be expected of Tumbulgum, a French bred Siyouni colt, bought on Wednesday (Lot 108) who now flies the flag as Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah’s most expensive ever British purchase, bought for a total of 175,000gns.

When asked about the switch from owning horses in Kuwait to owning in Britain, Abdullah Al-Otaibi, speaking on behalf of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah, commented, “Britain is the capital of racing in the world…there is a big difference [between Britain and Kuwait]”. The aim in the next few years, according to Al-Otaibi, will be to target the British Classics, including the “2,000 Guineas, 1,000 Guineas and Derby”. The focus will continue to be on sending Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah’s horses to the most high profile racecourses to race at the highest level.

Richard Knight added:

“Sheikh Abdullah thoroughly enjoys British racing and spending time in his London home over the summer months watching his horses run, especially at tracks like Ascot, Newmarket, York and Goodwood. Hopefully between Abdullah Al-Otaibi, myself and our selected trainers we can deliver both the fun and success that Sheikh Abdullah is striving for over the coming years.”

James Oldring, Operations Director at Great British Racing International (GBRI), said:

“Sheikh Abdullah’s passion for British racing is clear and it’s fantastic to see him and his team investing at the sales. It’s also great to have him nominated to the GBRI Members Club and we look forward to welcoming him to British racecourses throughout the coming months.”

 

Notes to Editors

About Great British Racing International
Great British Racing International (GBRI) was launched in April 2013 by Racing Enterprises Ltd, The British Horseracing Authority and The Horserace Betting Levy Board.

GBRI has been set up to facilitate and grow international investment into the British racing and breeding industries. GBRI provides a bespoke service for those seeking to invest in the highest levels of thoroughbred racing in Britain, as well as marketing British racing to a wider international audience. As a world leader in the sport, British racing is a prime opportunity for investment at all levels.

Twitter: @GBRI_UK

For more information contact;

Amanda Bossom

Phone – +44 7471 216075

Email – abossom@greatbritishracing.com

FUTURE FUNDING AGREED FOR GREAT BRITISH RACING INTERNATIONAL

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Tuesday 24 November, 2015

FUTURE FUNDING AGREED FOR GREAT BRITISH RACING INTERNATIONAL

Racing Enterprises Limited to continue support of British horseracings international marketing and promotion operation.

Great British Racing International (GBRI) which has been funded by Racing Enterprises Limited (REL), the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) for the last three years, has received an extension to its funding for a minimum of two more years. This follows a business review of GBRI’s activities.

Due to current industry funding challenges, with reductions in the Levy and cuts to the BHA budget, the REL board has agreed to fund GBRI directly in 2016 and in 2017.

Chris McFadden, Chairman of REL said: “The business review demonstrated that much had been achieved by GBRI since its launch in 2013. The activities of GBRI have proven to be significant in attracting and maintaining international investment and a powerful marketing platform on which to promote the global excellence of British racing and bloodstock. With limited financial means, the GBRI team has done a terrific job in creating value for the industry.

The review indicated support for the core functions of GBRI amongst key racing professionals. The REL board felt it was important that GBRI’s work continued, since the organisation has shown in a short amount of time to have become a valuable resource in growing international investment.”

Philip Freedman, Chairman of The Horsemen’s Group said: “The Horsemen’s Group fully supports GBRI’s continued funding. It plays an important role in working with all those promoting investment in British Racing, in particular through its concierge service which assists so many international customers.”

With GBRI funding secured, Carter Carnegie, who was recruited on a two-year contract to launch and lead the daily operations of GBRI as International Executive, will conclude his role at the end of December 2015.  He will continue to serve GBRI on a consultancy basis and will be retained to provide assistance and representation at selected international events.

James Oldring has been appointed GBRI’s Operations Director and will lead the GBRI team in addition to his responsibilities at QIPCO British Champions Series.

International Executive, Carter Carnegie said: “I wish to thank the GBRI Board, the British racing stakeholder network and all of the racing professionals for giving me the opportunity to work with them to build the GBRI platform.”

Chief Executive of REL, Rod Street said: “Carter’s professionalism and enthusiasm for this project was instrumental in delivering and ensuring a successful start to GBRI. His management of the limited resources has ensured sufficient cost savings in GBRI in its first two years to make it viable for REL to fund future years. I am pleased that he will remain a resource for our team.

We are delighted to appoint James as the Operations Director of GBRI. He was originally involved with GBRI’s forerunner – British Bloodstock Marketing – so has a sound understanding of the business. His thirteen years’ experience with the BHA and, more recently, British Champions Series, will stand him in good stead to lead the GBRI team.”

GBRI has been responsible for creating programmes such as Team British Racing, which promotes the owners and trainers of British runners overseas, the GBRI Members Club, which provides hospitality to overseas owners as well as being a partner of the prestigious Goffs London Sale which precedes Royal Ascot. GBRI also provides a concierge service to many overseas visitors investing in bloodstock and training in Great Britain.

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Notes to Editors

About Great British Racing International
Great British Racing International (GBRI) was launched in April 2013 by Racing Enterprises Ltd, The British Horseracing Authority and The Horserace Betting Levy Board.

GBRI has been set up to facilitate and grow international investment into the British racing and breeding industries. GBRI provides a bespoke service for those seeking to invest in the highest levels of thoroughbred racing in Britain, as well as marketing British racing to a wider international audience. As a world leader in the sport, British racing is a prime opportunity for investment at all levels.

Twitter: @GBRI_UK

For more information contact;

Harriet Collins

Head of PR, Great British Racing

Phone – ++ 44 (0) 7827 957 113

Email – hcollins@greatbritishracing.com

 

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