Press Releases

15 03, 2019

Betfred boss Fred Done donates £1.25 Million to iMRI Scanner Appeal after Cheltenham Festival Day 1

A £4MILLION appeal to buy a state of the art scanner to help save the lives of seriously ill children has today reached the half way stage – thanks to bookmaker Fred Done.

Betfred boss Fred has donated all profits amounting to an amazing £1.25million from over-the-counter bets made on Tuesday at his 1,630 betting shops to the iMRI Appeal. That was the first day of the world-famous Cheltenham Festival, traditionally one of the busiest days in the horse racing calendar. Plus Manchester City also hosted Schalke in the Champion’s League in the evening.

With hardly any favourites winning at the Festival it was a big money making day for Betfred… unlike Wednesday and Thursday where the punters came out on top.  That meant it was brilliant news for the appeal whose fund has now reached the half way stage after […]

12 03, 2019

Appeal to fund vital brain surgery equipment receives six-figure boost thanks to Betfred

A £4MILLION appeal to fund a vital piece of equipment for children facing life-threatening conditions will be given a six-figure boost this week….and it’s odds-on to be substantially more.

Betfred boss Fred Done will donate all profits from over-the-counter bets made on Tuesday, 12th March in his 1,630 betting shops to the iMRI Appeal.

The date is the first day of the world-famous Cheltenham Festival which is one of the busiest days in the horse racing calendar. Plus there’s some huge matches in the Champions League including Manchester City hosting Schalke on the 12th March.
The appeal, which will fund state-of-the-art intra-operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (iMRI) equipment, will be used to help children from across the North West region being treated for debilitating and life-threatening conditions such as brain tumours, traumatic brain injuries and problems with the central nervous system and epilepsy.

The […]

9 03, 2019

Betfred named title sponsor of the British Masters

The European Tour has announced UK based bookmakers Betfred as the new title sponsor of the British Masters.

The agreement, for an initial two years, marks another new chapter for the historic tournament, which has been a popular part of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai for the past four seasons after returning to the schedule in 2015 following a seven year absence.

Tommy Fleetwood, the 2017 Race to Dubai Champion and one of the stars of last year’s Ryder Cup, will host this year’s Betfred British Masters at Hillside Golf Club (May 9-12), in Southport, the coastal town where he grew up.

Fleetwood succeeds Ian Poulter (2015), Luke Donald (2016), Lee Westwood (2017) and Justin Rose (2018) as the tournament host, with each member of the quartet having played an important part in the rebirth of the tournament, […]

11 01, 2018

Betfred to sponsor the Championship and League 1

The Rugby Football League is delighted to announce that Betfred will become the title partner of the Championship and League 1 until 2019, meaning that the UK based bookmakers now sponsor all three professional tiers of the sport.

Betfred have two years remaining on their Super League title sponsorship agreement and following a fantastic first year in the sport have decided to increase their involvement in the game by becoming title partner of the top three tiers of the sport.

Speaking following the announcement, acting Rugby Football League Chief Executive, Ralph Rimmer, said: “We are delighted that Betfred have extended their involvement in the sport to the Championship and League 1. Betfred’s first year involved in the Super League was an unquestionable success and I am certain that they will bring the passion and enthusiasm to their extended sponsorship.

“The Championship and […]

2 08, 2017

Stuart Pearce Kicks-Off New Football Season For Betfred

One time trainee electrician Stuart Pearce has sparked a huge Premier League title debate!
The England legend, who has signed up with Betfred to front the bookie’s Sky Sports TV campaign, believes Manchester United will be champions…and that’s despite him being a former manager of title favourites big-spending  Manchester City.

Pearce is always in demand for his forthright opinions and reckons the £90m record signing of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku by Jose Mourinho from under the noses of his former employers, reigning champions Chelsea, may tip the balance of power back to the north.

With his wealth of experience as a top-flight player and manager, Pearce, aged 55, never sits on the fence.

His no-nonsense opinion delivered in an instantly recognisable voice has great credibility and reflects his vast experience from his much-travelled hard-tackling playing career at Coventry, Nottingham Forest, Newcastle, West Ham and […]

6 01, 2017

Scoop6 To Smash £800,000 Barrier

There could be more than £800,000 up for grabs in Saturday’s totescoop6, which takes in action from Sandown and Wincanton.
The win fund is on a run of six consecutive rollovers, while the bonus pot hasn’t been emptied since November 26.

The last four legs will be shown live on ITV4 so armchair punters can sit back and enjoy the closing stages of the bet as they target win and bonus funds currently worth £534,080 and £157,342 respectively.

totepool spokesman Andrew Griffiths said: “Scoop6 players are due an upturn in fortunes following a challenging few weeks so it could be the perfect time to play with over £800,000 up for grabs.”

Sandown hosts Saturday’s totejackpot (races 1-6) and the 32Red Veterans’ Handicap Chase (3:00 Sandown) has been selected as the totetrifecta rollover race.

totescoop6 races – 07/01/2017

Leg 1: 1:15 Sandown

Leg 2: 1:30 Wincanton

Leg 3: […]

4 01, 2017

Betfred To Sponsor Crolla-Linares Rematch At Manchester Arena

Anthony Crolla will meet Jorge Linares in a rematch for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring magazine World Lightweight titles at the Manchester Arena on March 25th, live on Sky Sports and sponsored by bookie Betfred.

Crolla and Linares met in the same venue for the belts in September with the Venezuelan coming out on top in an enthralling contest, ending the brilliant winning run of Manchester hero ‘Million Dollar’ who claimed the title with a stoppage win over Darleys Perez in November 2015 before destroying dangerous Ismael Barroso in May.

The 30 year old from Moston is delighted to get a second crack at the classy Linares, and believes he’s better placed to regain his title following their first meeting.

“There had been lots of talk on the rematch since the first fight with Jorge so I’m delighted to finally get […]

26 12, 2016

No Vacation For Scoop6 Punters

A 33/1 success for Colin Tizzard’s Royal Vacation in an eventful Kauto Star Novices Chase at Kempton saw the Scoop6 rollover after just four legs.

A win fund of £387,618 and a bonus fund of £105,034 was up for grabs on a special Boxing Day edition of the popular pool bet.

Earlier on in the afternoon a 12/1 success for Little Bruce, a 7/2 win for the well supported Poker School and a bloodless victory for Definitely Red at 9/2 meant 166 tickets remained at the halfway stage but none had covered the Paddy Brennan ridden 6yo in the Grade One race, perhaps surprisingly considering the yards fine form this season, which means an estimated £750,000 could be up for grabs on New Year’s Day where the ITV camera’s will be showing action from Cheltenham & Musselburgh.

Totepool spokesman Matt Hulmes said […]

23 12, 2016

Boxing Day Bonanza With £500,000 Scoop6

The totescoop6 will be in operation on Boxing Day and a single winner could unwrap a late Christmas present worth £500,000.
The bet was not won last Saturday, giving a rollover of £302,483 in the win fund and £74,629 in the bonus fund.

The bet features three races from Kempton’s King George VI card and these are accompanied by a trio of contests from Wetherby.  Three legs of the bet will be shown live on Channel 4.

An extra bonus of £100,000 is also up for grabs courtesy of Betfred boss Fred Done for a single Scoop6 winner from one of the following qualifying channels – Betfred shops, online and mobile, totesport.com or mobile, and the racecourse with totepool.

 totepool spokesman Andrew Griffiths said: “You don’t need to be one of the three wise men to figure out there’s some cracking value to […]

17 12, 2016

Encore brings curtain down on Scoop6 hopes

The enigmatic Regal Encore triggered a totescoop6 rollover at Ascot this afternoon after he knocked out the 48 tickets still chasing the prize in the fifth leg at odds of 20/1.

The earlier damage had been done by Gino Trail (13/2), Poker School (8/1), Unowhatimeanharry (6/5F) and Yala Enki (3/1F) to send a win pool of £302,483 rolling over to Boxing Day.

The bonus fund was not in play and will kick off with £74,629 in the kitty when the pools reopen after Christmas.

totepool spokesman Andrew Griffiths said: “Regal Encore was a showstopper for all the wrong reasons at Ascot but a potential £500,000 Scoop6 could really get the party started on Boxing Day.”

A total of £145,938 was invested into this afternoon’s pools and there were 160 winners of the £159.60 place dividend.

totescoop6 dividends – 17/12/2016

Win: Not won

Place: £159.60 – 160 […]