SIS (Sports Information Services), the leading multi-content supplier of 24/7 live betting services, is to sponsor a handicap race on the El Derby Day meeting at Valparaíso Sporting Club in Viña del Mar, Chile, on February 5.
The undercard handicap race immediately before the Clásico El Derby will carry the SIS name, further bolstering a long-established partnership with historic Valparaisío Sporting Club, which is the oldest track in Latin America having been founded in 1882.
El Derby day is a true national festival with 30 races and attendance of over 150,000 people. Modelled after the English Derby, it’s the country’s main Group One classic race and is the third and final race of Chile’s National Triple Crown, taking place after the El Ensayo and St Leger Clásicos.
This latest agreement follows similar sponsorships with Hipódromo Maroñas in Uruguay and Hipódromo Palermo in Argentina. It serves to further underline the commitment of SIS to supporting the future success of racing across Latin America.
All international racing content supplied by SIS is made available via SIS 24/7 Live Betting services, as an end-to-end solution with round-the-clock betting events incorporating live streamed pictures, data, on-screen graphics with betting triggers, and an extensive range of markets and prices.
In total, SIS now delivers more than 35,000 live horse racing events each year, including premium races from Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay.
Michele Fischer, Vice President at SIS Content Services, said: “El Derby day is a unique national Chilean event and it’s fantastic to be able to play our part in its success with this sponsorship agreement.
“We have a well-established partnership with Valparaiso Sporting Club. Our commitment to racing in Latin America is well-documented and it is a region that continues to be of strategic importance for our business.”
Hernán Robles, Commercial Manager at Valparaiso Sporting Club, said: “El Derby brings together the very best of Chilean racing and the community for a day of celebration and it is key for us to form partnerships that allow the event to be successful.
“SIS is a highly valued partner and we are delighted to have their support to make the day special for all our stakeholders.”