Timico Technology Group, the internet and managed service provider and new sponsor of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, are giving horseracing fans the chance to stake their claim to a £250,000 prize fund - for free.
The Timico 250 competition, newly launched in partnership with Cheltenham Racecourse for this year’s Festival, will pay out a total of a quarter of a million pounds to entrants correctly predicting the order of the runners taking part in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday 18th March.
Tim Radford, Chief Executive Officer at Timico said: "Everyone likes a flutter on the Gold Cup, although it's not often you get a free bet – but with the Timico 250 competition that’s exactly what we’re offering.
"All entrants need to do is correctly predict the finishing order of this year’s Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup runners. We wish everyone taking part in this fantastic competition the very best of luck!"
Sophia Dale, Communications Manager for the south west region of The Jockey Club added, “This year’s Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup is gearing up to be as exciting as ever with some of the best chasers in the world lined up to take their chance in the feature race of The Festival.
Timco250 will allow people to have a go at winning the huge prize pot and is something really fun that the sponsor has come up with. Good luck!”
The competition is limited to 20,000 entries in total and to one email address and full valid address per entry. In the event that there are multiple correct entries the prize fund will be divided equally between all winning entries.
Entries will open at midday on 16th March 2016 at www.timico250.co.uk. The competition will close at 2.30pm on 18th March 2016 or once the number of valid entries reaches 20,000, whichever is sooner.
The high profile sponsor spot for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the feature race on the final day of The Festival, became available for the first time in 36 years, at the end of last year and Timico will sponsor the race for the next four renewals.
For further information, please contact:
Suzie Hodges, Group Head of Communications
Tel: 01636 675100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophia Dale, Regional Communications Manager
Timico is a privately-owned, information and communications technology provider, supplying multi-site organisations with the network connectivity, cloud, unified communication, managed IT and mobile solutions they need to operate effectively in today’s highly competitive market place.
Key clients include Greene King, Goodwood, Honda UK, Informa, Shoezone, The Girls’ Day School Trust, Travis Perkins, Jimmy Choo, Stroke Association, Mitsubishi Motors UK and The Savoy Hotel. Timico’s 10Gbps MPLS core network enables the secure delivery of applications and data to customers’ office, retail and homeworker locations. Timico owns and operates its own Tier 3 data centres which support the delivery of a range of cloud and hosting solutions. It is also a fully licensed mobile service provider for the O2 and Vodafone networks.
The company’s impressive growth has come about through both organic and acquisitive means. Founded in 2004, Timico services the UK and international needs of over 15,000 clients from its head office in Newark and five other offices nationwide.
Timico was ranked in the top 25 fastest growing companies in The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track four years running, from 2007 to 2010. The business was awarded ITSPA's Unified Communications Solution of the year in 2008 as a result of its early involvement in IP technology, and has since been highly commended in many other internet industry awards, including Best Business ITSP and Best Business Customer Service Provider. Most recently, Timico won the 2015 GTB Innovation Award for its Synergy hosted UC, mobility and collaboration solution. In December 2015, Timico was named as the new sponsor of the Cheltenham Gold Cup in a four year deal, a unique partnership leading to Timico being given preferred supplier status to The Jockey Club’s portfolio of 15 racecourses. For more information on Timico, please visit: www.timico.co.uk.
About Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham Racecourse is situated in Prestbury on the outskirts of the historic spa town of Cheltenham. The Home of Jump Racing, Cheltenham Racecourse is the venue for the world's pre-eminent Jump meeting, The Festival, which takes place in March over four days every year. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham Racecourse is a stunning natural arena and offers the highest-quality action throughout the Jump season.
Cheltenham Racecourse is part of The Jockey Club, which has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years. Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the largest racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2014: £162.9m), courses (15) including those at Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs and Newmarket, attendances (2014: 1.8m), total prize money (2014: £43.7m), contribution to prize money (2014: £19.1m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom Downs; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing's people in need, Racing Welfare. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes it puts back into British racing. More information is available at www.thejockeyclub.co.uk