By Andy Young
Tabcorp and the Victoria Racing Club have today announced a new eight-year sponsorship deal, which extends the existing relationship to 2024.
The new arrangement, which will be effective from 1 August 2016, continues Tabcorp’s position as the official wagering partner of the VRC and the Melbourne Cup Carnival. It includes a number of new benefits including support sponsorship of the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour and naming rights sponsorship of the Group 1 Australian Cup.
Tabcorp managing director and chief executive officer, David Attenborough said: “The VRC is one of the world’s premier race clubs and Tabcorp is delighted to extend our partnership through to the expiry of Tabcorp’s current Victorian Wagering and Betting Licence in 2024. TAB and the VRC have a deep relationship, dating back to 1961.”
VRC chief executive officer Simon Love said: “We are pleased to be announcing an extended partnership with Tabcorp on the eve of the Australian Cup, which from next year will be sponsored by Tabcorp. Tabcorp is a wagering operator with a rich heritage as a longstanding supporter of Victorian racing.”