Racing Post

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Racing Post
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) FL Partners
Founder(s) Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Founded April 1986
Language English
Headquarters London
ISSN 0968-3364
Official website www.racingpost.com

Racing Post is a British daily horse racing, greyhound racing and sports betting newspaper, appearing in print form and online.

From 30 May 2011 - 3 July 2011 it had a circulation of 56,507.1

History

It was founded in April 1986 by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum as a rival to the Sporting Life. In 1998 Trinity Mirror, owners of the rival paper, purchased the licence to use the Racing Post trademark for a pound from Sheikh Mohammed and closed the Sporting Life. In October 2007 Trinity Mirror sold the Racing Post licence for £170 million to FL Partners, an Irish private equity firm, who were advised on the venture by former Racing Post editor Alan Byrne.2 Trinity Mirror were requested by Sheikh Mohammed to give £10 million to four charities for transferring the licence to use the trademark, which the Sheikh continues to own.3

Subsidiaries

The Betting Site, and Soccerbase websites are also run under the Racing Post brand.

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