Online gaming operator Betway has extended its deal with Aintree Racecourse to serve as the official betting partner of the Randox Health Grand National Festival.

Betway has partnered the annual horse racing festival for the past two years and has now secured a new five-year agreement through to 2024.

The Grand National Festival began on Thursday, with the famous Grand National race taking place on Saturday.

Races sponsored by Betway at the festival include the Betway Bowl, Betway Aintree Hurdle, Betway Top Novices' Hurdle, Betway Mildmay Novices' Chase, Betway Mersey Novices' Hurdle and the Betway Handicap Chase, all of which will be aired live on ITV in the UK.

“The Randox Health Grand National Festival is a fantastic event and we couldn't be happier with how the last two years have gone,” said Betway CEO Anthony Werkman. “The racing over the three days is of the highest quality and we are delighted to be continuing our involvement for a further five years.

“With massive crowds on the racecourse and a huge TV audience, the Grand National Festival is one of the biggest occasions in the sporting calendar and one that we are thrilled to be a part of.”

Dickon White, regional director for Jockey Club Racecourses North West, commented: “We are thrilled that Betway will be extending its sponsorship at the Randox Health Grand Festival for a further five years.

“Over the past three seasons, Betway has brought tremendous energy and enthusiasm to its role as official betting partner of the Randox Health Grand National Festival and we look forward to continuing to work alongside all the Betway team.”

Betway has also served as the official sponsor of the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival since 2015, and currently sponsors several prominent Jump and Flat races in both the UK and Ireland.

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