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Racecourse Media Group Hires Ryan Thurburn as New CPO

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The United Kingdom-based Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has announced that Ryan Thurburn is due to join the company in the role of Chief Product Officer (CPO).

RMG is the representative company of 35 of the leading racecourses located in the UK. The collective handles all the media issues related to the horse racing meetings that take place at these racecourses. The RMG is also the parent company of RacingTV and features some of the top horseracing events in the UK calendar, including the English Derby and the annual Cheltenham Festival.

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Thurburn comes from Boylesports where he served in a similar role as Director of Product and has extensive experience gained working throughout the iGaming industry.

Thurburn gained further gaming industry experience while working for tier 1 operators Entain as Head of Sportsbook Product and as Director of Product at Ladbrokes.

We warmly welcome Ryan, who is held in high regard within the betting industry. His appointment is a hugely positive step in helping us to continue delivering the best possible returns for our racecourses and the sport of horseracing.

Martin StevensonCEO of RMG

RMG Pursues a Strategy of Innovation

RMG has created the new position of CPO in the company and expects Thurburn to join the company in October.

Related: RMG Ups Revenue to 117m for 2022.

When Thurburn joins RMG he has been tasked with driving the company forward using the latest technology and creating innovative solutions. Leadership at RMG believe that this approach will generate more opportunities throughout the industry.

I’m thrilled to be joining RMG, which has achieved great success through driving innovation in racing – the bedrock of the betting industry. As someone who has worked within betting for many years, the opportunity to influence positively the direction of the sport through product innovation, is one that fosters excitement and passion.

Ryan ThurburnIncoming CPO at RMG

Build on In-Play Service

RMG are keen to build on the launch of its in play offering and see Thurburn as the ideal candidate to lead a senior team to achieve innovative changes to the company.

In such a competitive environment, innovation is key to the future success of our business, products, and the sport. Our recent roll-out of in-play demonstrates the innovation opportunities that can be available to horseracing with the right technology, vision, and execution. Ryan undoubtedly has the track record to develop that vision and create the strategy to achieve it.

Martin StevensonCEO of RMG

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