Racing Post

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Racing Post
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) FL Partners
Founder(s) Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Founded April 1986
Language English
Headquarters London, England,
United Kingdom
ISSN 0968-3364

Racing Post is a British daily horse racing, greyhound racing and sports betting newspaper, appearing in print form and online.

From 30 May 2011 – 3 July 2011, it had a circulation of 56,507.


It was founded in April 1986 by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum as a rival to the Sporting Life. In 1998 Trinity Mirror, owners of the rival paper, purchased the licence to use the Racing Post trademark for a pound from Sheikh Mohammed and closed the Sporting Life. In October 2007 Trinity Mirror sold the Racing Post licence for £170 million to FL Partners, an Irish private equity firm, who were advised on the venture by former Racing Post editor Alan Byrne.[1] Trinity Mirror were requested by Sheikh Mohammed to give £10 million to four charities for transferring the licence to use the trademark, which the Sheikh continues to own.[2]


The Betting Site, and Soccerbase websites are also run under the Racing Post brand.

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  1. ^ Racing Post sold to Irish investors for £170M Daily Telegraph, 2 October 2007
  2. ^ Dafa charity news Retrieved 9 December 2008

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