Several UK-based charities are set to receive £1.25m of the profits from the Britania Stakes race at Royal Ascot, as part of a fundraising initiative from the country's top operators.
Prostate Cancer UK, Marie Curie, the three Armed Forces charities and Care Radio will all share in the profits that came courtesy of the race, which was won by Peretto, ridden by Oisin Murphy, at 18/1 odds.
Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) members including Flutter Entertainment, Bet365, Entain, William Hill and more agreed to donate the profits earlier this month as part of a fundraising initiative.
BGC chief executive Michael Dugher said: “I am absolutely thrilled by the amount raised by this fantastic initiative at Royal Ascot. This money will make a huge difference to the incredible work done by the charities involved.
“I’d like to thank all the BGC members who took part – as well as their customers who enjoyed a flutter on the race – for their generosity in supporting some really great ca..