Tabcorp and ATA extend Sponsorship / National / 25 Jun, 2015

Tabcorp and the Australian Trainers Association have announced an extension to their sponsorship agreement, which commenced in June last year.

The extension continues the association between Australia’s leading wagering operator and the principal and official representative organisation for the country’s horse trainers.

As part of the extension, Tabcorp will continue to be the ATA’s exclusive sponsor and official wagering partner and have a major presence on all ATA communications channels including the ATA website and ATA Racing Industry Diary, and branding on all regular ATA member updates.

Formed in 1967, the ATA is the principal organisation that represents racehorse trainers and delivers superior membership benefits to ATA members throughout Australia.

“We are delighted that Tabcorp has chosen to renew its partnership with the Australian Trainers Association,” said ATA Victorian President Robbie Griffiths.

“Our feedback suggests our alliance with Tabcorp has been well received, most importantly in understanding and reiterating the critical importance and value of the role that Tabcorp plays as the most significant provider of revenue to racing in Australia.”

Tabcorp’s Chief Operating Officer – Wagering and Media, Craig Nugent said: “This is a natural partnership for Tabcorp to be extending, given the central role racehorse trainers play for the industry each day.

“We look to forward to building on our partnership in 2015/16 as the ATA’s exclusive wagering partner.”

Tabcorp is Australia’s largest wagering operator, offering betting in TAB retail outlets and racetracks in Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT, as well as via Internet, mobile devices, phone and pay TV channels.

Tabcorp is the most substantial contributor to racing funding, returning $735 million to the Australian racing industry in 2013/14.

In addition, Tabcorp owns and operates Sky Sports Radio and Sky Racing, which broadcasts racing to approximately 2.6 million homes and 5,400 commercial outlets in Australia, covering more than 90,000 races a year.