BetMakers To Sponsor $1M Bonus For Haskell, Derby, Classic Sweep


Dennis Drazin | Equi-Photo

BetMakers Technology Group will sponsor a $1-million bonus for any horse that manages to sweep the GI Haskell S., the GI Kentucky Derby and GI Breeders’ Cup Classic. The promotion will be known as the ‘BetMakers Bonanza.’

Todd Buckingham, CEO of BetMakers, confirmed that they will offer the bonus structure for the next three years.

“We are delighted to sponsor this bonus for the next three years and hope it can attract the best horses to attempt the lucrative quest beginning with the Haskell at Monmouth Park this year,” said Buckingham. “BetMakers is committed to supporting and growing horse racing with our partners and we are keen to ensure the best horses race in our events.

“We believe the U.S. racing industry will enjoy a resurgence through Fixed-Odds wagering and by being a part of our Global Racing Network.”

Dennis Drazin, Chairman and CEO of Darby Development LLC, operators of the track, hailed the new partnership as another positive development for the Thoroughbred racing industry.

“We are grateful to have BetMakers supporting Monmouth Park in this $1-million promotion for connections of horses entered in the Haskell,” Drazin said. “We want the best horses racing at our track in our premier events and this is a perfect way to attract those horses. While our relationship with BetMakers is just getting started, we are very pleased with their enthusiasm for Monmouth Park and U.S. Horse Racing in general.”

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