Online gaming operator Betway has extended its sponsorship of the Grade One Queen Mother Champion Chase for the next three years.

The champion two-mile chase was Betway’s first major sponsorship deal in horse racing back in 2015, with the operator now agreeing to continue to support the Cheltenham Festival event through to 2020.

“After a fantastic three years of sponsoring the Queen Mother Champion Chase, we are delighted to extend our support and see the great race run under the Betway name for at least the next three Festivals,” said Anthony Werkman, marketing and operations director at Betway

“The Cheltenham Festival is where everyone wants to be and we’re excited to remain in the thick of it, not least sponsoring one of the feature races of the four-day meeting. Winning the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase is the pinnacle for any two-mile chaser and with our continued sponsorship we hope to cement our place at National Hunt racing’s top table.”