Online betting and gaming operator Sky Bet has been announced as the sponsor of the Summer Sprint Series at Royal Windsor Racecourse for the second consecutive year.

The ten-race series begins tonight (Monday April 24th) and culminates with the £75,000 Sky Bet Royal Windsor Sprint Series Handicap Finale on Monday August 21st.

In order to qualify for the finale, competitors must finish in the first six in any of the nine qualifying races. Eight of the nine qualifiers are staged as part of Royal Windsor's iconic Monday Night fixtures, with the remaining contest taking place in the afternoon on the Bank Holiday Fixture on Monday May 29th.

"Sky Bet is delighted to sponsor the Sky Bet Summer Sprint Series at Royal Windsor again,” said Sky Bet’s Racing PR Manager Michael Shinners. "The first series in 2016 was a tremendous success and it was great to see regular Royal Windsor performer Stellarta land a deserved success in the finale for her connections. With £75,000 on offer in the finale, we expect to see highly-competitive racing throughout the Sky Bet Summer Sprint Series."

The Michael Blanshard-trained mare Stellarta won the finale last year, having run in two of the qualifiers.