Racing League: Winning team to get £150,000 bonus with prize money also shared to stable staff and jockeys

Racing League will see 12 teams consisting of two to four trainers, three jockeys, stable staff and a squad of 30 horses battle it out for an unprecedented £1.8m in prize money; watch the Racing League exclusively live on Sky Sports from July 29

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It is nearly time for the ground-breaking new competition, Racing League, with 12 teams competing over six weeks this summer and you can watch every race live on Sky Sports Racing.

The winning team of racing's ground-breaking new competition, Racing League, is set to receive an added bonus of £150,000.

The highly-anticipated new format, which involves 12 teams consisting of two to four trainers, three jockeys, stable staff and a squad of 30 horses, already includes an unprecedented £1.8m in prize money guaranteed.

Held over six consecutive evening race meetings this summer, beginning on July 29, the Racing League will be contested at four racecourses - Doncaster, Lingfield, Newcastle and Royal Windsor, with all 36 races to be shown exclusively live on Sky Sports Racing.

Racing League prize money

Racing in bespoke team colours, the Racing League's 12 teams will compete across handicap races (rated 0-90), each worth £50,000.

An extra £60,000 will be shared by the winning team's trainers, with £30,000 going to stable staff and an extra £50,000 bonus shared between the competition's top three jockeys.

Trainer Charlie Hills
Image: Trainer Charlie Hills says the extra prize money comes at a time of need for the racing industry

Combining with team-mates Clive Cox, Ed Walker and Jamie Osborne, Lambourn-based Charlie Hills, said: "The £150,000 winners' prizes is further motivation for our team to win the first Racing League.

"Extra prize money is always welcome, especially at a time when racing needs it most. If the stakes weren't high enough at £50,000 per race, they have just gone up another notch."

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Jeremy Wray, CEO of Racing League, said: "We are thrilled that Racing League will contribute over £2m of new money in its first year, which we believe will provide an enormous boost for the sport. The winner-takes-all team prize should add real spice to this exciting new competition."

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