Horseracing’s Pick 5 game delivered by EngageCraft, and launched by Racecourse Media Group (RMG), in partnership with Paddy Power has yielded market leading results – including engagement rates of 91%.

The Pick 5 game, which launched for the Qatar Goodwood Festival, is available to play via Racing TV and Paddy Power’s websites and social media platforms.

The engagement was an immediate success reaching 440,000 unique users including the Goodwood and York Festivals and data capture of 81%.

29% of entrants opted into marketing with 24% selecting all 3 preferences that included marketing contact from Racing TV, Paddy Power and RMG racecourses for special offers, betting promotions, tips as well as ticket and hospitality offers.

Over 35% of players clicked the BetNow button directly through to the Paddy Power website.

The Pick 5 game has continued to perform consistently since launch and there are further enhancements to the format already in development.

Due to the flexible and scalable nature of the platform, this is the first of a portfolio of dedicated horseracing Touch engagements being rolled out. The full portfolio includes predictors, video votes, quizzes and polls, and integrated automated data feeds, including race schedules, jockeys, trainers, form, silks, betting odds,and betslip ‘handoffs’ to bookmakers.

A spokesperson at Paddy Power, said “It’s been great to partner with RMG & EngageCraft in delivering Pick 5. Their ability to get this to market in such a short period has been quite impressive. The early engagement with Pick5 has surpassed our initial expectations, and we’re excited to see it grow”

Clive Cottrell, RMG Marketing Director, said: “We have been so impressed with EngageCraft and the Touch platform, that we were able to get a bespoke engagement live in just a few weeks.  By collaborating with Paddy Power as our lead promoter of Paddy’s Pick 5 game, we have been able to drive some incredible volumes and engagement.  Touch enables us to seamlessly create new games and widgets and we are looking forward to driving even more fan engagement for horse racing.”

Rupert Pratt, EngageCraft, Sales & Marketing Director commented: “We’re delighted with the performance of the Pick 5 engagement, which is consistent with what we are seeing across our other Touch campaigns. The flexible nature of Touch means we can quickly optimize and adapt engagements to ensure repeat engagement and success.  We look forward to rolling out the portfolio of engagements for RMG and their partners and their continued success”.