Racing Post Suspends Print Publication, Some Staff Furloughed

by | 03.25.2020 | 2:40pm
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Racing Post editor Tom Kerr announced on Twitter Wednesday that the coming Thursday edition of the newspaper would be the last for some time.

Kerr wrote that Racing Post staff had been working from home for some time already, but with the cancellation of racetracks in Britain and Ireland and the closure of betting shops, “we have been left with no other choice.”

Some staff will be temporarily laid off as a result of the print suspension. The Racing Post will still put out content on its website and mobile app.

The Racing Post is part of Spotlight Sports Group, which owns a number of sports betting brands including My Racing, Free Super Tips, Pickswise, and Intellr.

According to its website, the daily print publication has existed for 34 years and employs more than 200 full-time writers and analysts.

The Racing Post is considered one of the premier trade publications for British Horse racing. It was founded by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, though it has changed hands several times since he sold it in 1998.

Racing Post acquired a majority stake in sports betting company Apsley and ICS Media Group in 2018.

 

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