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Racing Post to resume print publication from June 1st

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Racing Post has today announced it will resume publication and nationwide distribution of its print newspaper on June 1st to coincide with the resumption of British racing closely followed by Irish racing on June 8th.

Joining the daily publication on the return will be Racing Post weekly publications, Racing Post Weekender and the Racing and Football Outlook.

Production of the newspaper had to be temporarily suspended for the first time in its history in March after global sports, and particularly horseracing, had been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the downtime, Racing Post has produced a reduced digital version of the newspaper online covering the fallout and resumption plans alongside reports on global racing and sports where it has been able to continue.

Horseracing in Britain is scheduled to return at Newcastle on Monday, June 1st, according to the BHA’s initial schedule for the resumption of the sport, while Naas will host the comeback fixture in Ireland when the sport returns on June 8th.

Top-quality racing will return with four British Classics and Royal Ascot taking centre stage in June in Britain, with the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas rescheduled for Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th in Horse Racing Ireland’s revised schedule. All events will be behind closed doors and subject to strict government guidance around social distancing and hygiene requirements.

Racing Post will have coverage of every race at every meeting from the revised schedule as well as in-depth interviews with racing’s biggest names, tipping from renowned tipsters Paul Kealy and Tom Segal and features on the resumption spearheaded by award-winning writers Alastair Down and Lee Mottershead.

Commenting on the return of the Racing Post, editor Tom Kerr said: “It’s been an incredibly difficult two months for all those involved with racing on these shores. The temporary halt in production of the newspaper in March was something no one could have predicted earlier in the year but I’m delighted to say we are coming back better than ever. The team at Racing Post is prepared for the resumption of racing, and although it will be in a new world to the one we left behind we’re excited to be part of it.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with the talented team here on the plans for bringing the print newspaper back – no small task under the current circumstances – and I can’t wait to get my hands on that first print edition. We all love newspapers, and we know that for many of our customers there’s no substitute to the feel and experience of a print Racing Post as their daily guide to this great sport.”

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Press Box PR partners with racing royalty Francesca Cumani

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Award-winning co-host of ITV Racing signs with fast-growing London agency

On the eve of Royal Ascot, Press Box PR is delighted to announce that Francesca Cumani, the UK’s leading female racing presenter and one of the faces of ITV Sport, has joined the agency’s talent stable.

Over the next five days, the multi-lingual thoroughbred TV personality will be front and centre of the Flat racing season’s most extensive and glamorous festival coverage.

Francesca is equally well known in Australia as the co-host of the prestigious Melbourne Cup. She has been integral to ITV’s horse racing coverage for the past eight years and is an SJA Broadcast Sports Presenter of the Year winner.

While horse racing is her first love, Francesca is keen to broaden her appeal and sees the Press Box team as the ideal partner to bolster her ambitions in the UK.

Press Box PR, a fast-growing creative and digital PR agency operating in sports, consumer, entertainment, and B2B markets, launched its talent management and publicity division two years ago, with Francesca joining the likes of former Royal butler Grant Harrold and 2023 Apprentice winner Marnie Swindells.

Cumani said: “I have enjoyed a long and productive relationship with my agent James Henderson who is based in Australia for the last 16 years and that will be ongoing but I am keen to explore opportunities closer to home and put the skills I have learnt to use both within the racing world and further afield. I am passionate about the great outdoors, animals, travel, food, fashion and culture.”

Lynn Carratt, Head of Talent at Press Box PR, added: “Our talent offering is unique in that, like the remainder of the agency, the team is made up of former journalists. We approach talent management and publicity from the perspective of maximising commercial value for our talent roster and brand clients by growing and sustaining earned media coverage. We’re delighted to be welcoming Francesca Cumani to the Press Box PR family and looking forward to many exciting plans ahead.”

The talent division is part of Press Box PR’s 40-strong London team, led by founder Alex Donohue, which also includes Jack Mansell (Head of Sport), Jack Watson (PR Week 30 Under 30) and Katie Storey (Head of Consumer).

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IN7.COM LTD 2024 Goals: Expands Indian Market and Fortifies Charitable Activities

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IN7.COM, a highly popular gaming and online sports platform, primarily caters to the Indian market and has expanded its services to Brazil.

Bolstered by rapid growth in the online sports and gaming sectors, IN7.COM LTD plans to enlarge its local service team to over 1000 professionals by the end of 2024. This expansion encompasses a spectrum of roles, including seasoned gaming specialists such as customer support, product managers, data scientists, analysts, as well as social media and digital marketing experts, and engineers.

The objective is clear: to elevate user experience and platform performance, ensuring seamless support and service delivery while crafting captivating, visually stunning, and technologically advanced gaming experiences.

Charitable Activities:

IN7.COM LTD owns a charitable department, actively engaging with communities in need by reinvesting a portion of its profits into societal welfare.

IN7.COM’s charitable activities encompass providing vital assistance to impoverished regions and caring for stray animals. Last week, employees of the department distributed heartwarming gifts to two children’s charity homes in Africa, containing essentials such as rice, beef, pencils, books, snacks, and toys.

The department head said, “IN7.COM also plans to establish a sports charity organization in the future, aiming to offer sustainable growth opportunities for outstanding individuals, groups, or organizations dedicated to sports development.”

 

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Gaming Innovation Group is contemplating a bond tap issue

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Gaming Innovation Group expands its reach in online gaming with the acquisition of Casinomeister
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Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (“GiG”) has mandated ABG Sundal Collier and Pareto Securities as managers to arrange a series of fixed income investor meetings commencing on 17 June 2024. GiG is contemplating to issue subsequent bonds under GiG’s existing senior secured bond framework with ISINs NO0013024018 (the “EUR-tranche”) and NO0013095687 the (“SEK-tranche) in an expected amount of EUR 15 million equivalent. Subject to, inter alia, market conditions a capital markets transaction may follow.

For further information, please contact:
Tore Formo, Group CFO, [email protected], +47 91668678

 

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