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|Founder||Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum|
From 30 May 2011 - 3 July 2011 it had a circulation of 56,507.
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 £170m to FL Partners, an Irish private equity firm, who were advised on the venture by former Racing Post editor Alan Byrne. 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. The Irish Racing Post was launched in February 2010 and is edited from Dublin.
A website featuring much of the newspaper content is available. Features such as news, cards, results, Racing Post TV and some tipping information are free to access. Some specialist information including Racing Post Ratings, Topspeed, Spotlights and news archive is behind a subscription paywall. The website also covers greyhounds, sport and bloodstock.
The free to download app has had over one-million bets placed and more than half a million downloads to date and has become an essential part of racing. With cards, results, tips, live betting news, racing news and betting it allows users to make an informed choice wherever they are.
There is also an android version available through Getjar and a mobile site available to other smart phone users.
The iPad edition is the print newspaper enriched with the iPad's innovative navigation and is available to download from 8pm the evening before the shops get the newspaper.
The app was recently named Newspaper App of the Year at the Newspaper Awards in which it was also won Digital Innovation of the Year
Each year, until 2012, the Racing Post Chase, a Grade 3 National Hunt horse race, was held at Kempton Park in late February and the Racing Post Trophy, a Group 1 flat horse race for 2-year-olds over a mile (1600m), is held at Doncaster in late October.
In 2012, The Racing Post sponsored the Grade 1 Arkle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival for the first time. The race was previously sponsored by the Irish Independent. They later announced a further five-year sponsorship of the Grade 1 race until 2017,
In October 2012, The Racing Post added two more Cheltenham feature races at the Open meeting to its increased sponsorship at the home of jump racing taking over the Greatwood Hurdle, renaming the Grade 3 handicap hurdle as the Racing Post Hurdle, as well as reaffirming its commitment to the two-mile novice chase series 'Road to Cheltenham'.
See also 
- Racing Post sold to Irish investors for £170M Daily Telegraph, 2 October 2007
- Dafa charity news Retrieved 9 December 2008