New Racing Post website launches on Glide Publishing Platform

By: Rich Fairbairn, 27 February 2023

The new Racing Post website is powered by Glide Publishing Platform

Iconic racing title completes move of content products to Glide, harmonising content production and retiring the last of ageing legacy CMS.

The launch completes an impressive overhaul of the daily newspaper’s legacy site and apps by a combination of in-house and partner developers, as part of a wider modernisation programme which has helped transform its core publishing and data businesses.

The new modern site offerings feature new designs and visuals, new sections, and new features available to free, premium, and membership-based readers. Alongside audience-facing changes are major improvements to how commercial partners can be engaged.

The launch of the site was aided by a major migration programme by Glide Professional Services to reinvigorate the iconic title’s extensive library of content, bringing over 130,000 legacy articles into the new platform - many of which were previously impossible to view.

The title’s iOS and Android apps have been underpinned by GPP since their launch last October, and the website launch means the Racing Post technology teams have been able to retire multiple ageing content management systems and bring all their content under one roof.

Denis Haman, CEO of GPP, said: “Working with Racing Post has been a fantastic experience. Not only it is the archetypal bible of the sport for fans and followers, but it is also the trade newspaper for the entire industry and an extremely advanced data business at the centre of multiple partnerships with other big brands.

“What is particularly impressive is how it has moved to combine the print and digital workflows and cut down on a large volume of unnecessary work for content teams. Many of us at GPP have backgrounds in print so it’s great to see any time a print and digital operation combines so effectively.”

The new Racing Post website is powered by Glide Publishing Platform

The new Racing Post website is powered by Glide Publishing Platform

About Racing Post

Racing Post is a market-leading, multimedia sports publisher, providing a mixture of premium data, award-winning editorial content, integrated in-app and online betting and expert tipping services.

Since its inception in 1986, the Racing Post has become the number one destination for horseracing news, cards and results, while providing unrivalled sports content across print and multiple digital channels.

It brings together the expertise of over 150 writers and experts to every day give readers insight and coverage of events in the UK and worldwide.

Allied to its unrivalled daily newspaper coverage and its feeds of live events and data, it offers subscribers and members premium exclusive insight and access to its vast reserves of data and historical results.

Racing Post is a part of the Spotlight Sports Group .

About Glide Publishing Platform

Glide is a cloud-native API-driven headless CMS which removes the need for users to spend time and budget on outdated publishing technology to instead focus on the aspects of their business which generate revenue and response.

As a Software as a Service (SaaS), Glide provides incredible peace of mind on scalability, robustness, and availability, featuring the backup enterprises need such as self-healing infrastructure, alerts, monitoring, and round-the-clock support.

The Glide platform features a vast array of tools as standard including Live Reporting, Digital Asset Management, and automatic SEO which make the job of publishing companies and editorial teams easier, improving content output, speeding delivery and distribution of content, and significantly increasing the pace of new launches and new product development.

Glide is also available via the AWS Marketplace.