Betfair has today announced that it will sponsor the 20th Middleham Open Day on Friday 29th March.
Betfair now sponsors the three principal Open Days in Britain as part of its ongoing commitment to support the grassroots of racing.
The Middleham and Lambourn Open Days will take place on Good Friday, with the Newmarket version confirmed for Sunday 22nd September.
James Bethell, trainer and Chairman of the Middleham Trainers Association said: "I am thrilled that Betfair has agreed to sponsor the Middleham Open Day. Their support means that even more money can be raised for our chosen charities for this year. With the event celebrating its 20th anniversary I'm sure that it is going to be bigger and better than ever."
And Martin Cruddace, Betfair Executive, added: "Having supported Lambourn Open Day since 2008 and helped get Newmarket Open Day back in the calendar after a 14-year hiatus Betfair is delighted to be supporting Middleham Open Day for the first time.
"These hugely successful and important open days offer a unique opportunity for racing fans to visit some of the top racing yards in the country, see behind the scenes and meet their equine heroes, while raising a lot of money for some great charities."
For further information about the Middleham Open Day visit www.middlehamstablesopenday2013.co.uk