SIS, a leading supplier of products and services to the retail and online betting markets, has signalled its continued support for grassroots horseracing through sponsorship of the British Racing School.
SIS’ support means that BRS students stand an even better chance to follow in the footsteps of school alumni including champion jockeys Seb Sanders and Paul Hanagan.
The sponsorship will deliver new equipment and funding, which will enable the BRS to strengthen its reputation as a centre of excellence for training in the horse racing world. Currently, the Newmarket-based BRS is a charitable trust and offers training to its students for free.
Gary Smith, Chief Executive of SIS, said: “SIS has been at the heart of horse racing for more than 25 years and we’ll continue to support the sport for years to come, from the top level right down to the grassroots. We’re excited to see our sponsorship of the British Racing School help nurture the stars of tomorrow, both on and off the racecourse.”
Grant Harris, Chief Executive of the BRS, said: “We are extremely grateful to SIS for their sponsorship support of the British Racing School. As a charitable trust, we rely a great deal on funding from within the horse racing fraternity and our students will find the new equipment from SIS invaluable as they develop their skills.”
SIS also recently announced a three year extension to its support of the Racehorse Owners’ Sponsorship scheme, which allows ROA’s 7,000 members to save an estimated £4,000 a year by claiming VAT back on their racing activity.
Since SIS’ support of the scheme began in 2012, more than 5,000 horses have now carried the company’s distinctive red and white logo thanks to annual sponsorship.