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
Website www.RacingPost.com

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.

History[edit]

Launched on April 15, 1986, the Racing Post is a daily national print and digital publisher dedicated to the horseracing industry and racing, greyhound racing and sports betting. The paper was founded by UAE prime minister and Emir of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a prominent racehorse owner, and edited by Graham Rock, who was replaced by Michael Harris in 1988. In 1998 Sheikh Mohammed sold the licence for the paper to Trinity Mirror, owners of The Sporting Life, for £1 - Sheikh Mohammed still retains ownership of the paper’s name, and at the sheikh’s suggestion, Trinity Mirror donated £10 million to four horseracing charities as a condition of the transfer.

In 2007 Trinity Mirror sold the paper for £170m to FL Partners, who appointed former editor Alan Byrne as editor-in-chief and chief executive. Byrne edited the paper from 1993 to 2002. He was succeeded by Chris Smith, with current editor Bruce Millington appointed in 2007.

The paper launched its website, racingpost.co.uk, in 1997 - after the paper’s sale to FL Partners the site was relaunched as racingpost.com in 2008.

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Content & Features[edit]

[2] The Racing Post blends breaking news in the horseracing and betting industries with tipping content, race previews and reports, columns and features. In addition to daily editorial, the newspaper includes cards and form for each day’s racing, plus entries and results. The paper’s greyhound section previews upcoming racing in addition to offering cards, form and results, while the sports section offers tipping across an extensive range of sports worldwide, including football, rugby and golf.

The Racing Post mobile app includes cards, form, results and expert tips. Users can place a bet through the app and betting partners include Ladbrokes, William Hill and Paddy Power. The Bet to View facility allows users to watch a race if they have placed a bet of £1 or more and the Predictor option gives users an animated depiction of which order the horses will finish in. The Racing Post also send push notifications regarding breaking news and betting updates to mobile app users.

The Racing Post iPad Daily Edition offers users the chance to view the newspaper content before the newspaper itself is available. The iPad edition is available from 8pm each evening and includes all the news, features and racecards which will be included in the following day’s paper.

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