Timeform becomes data partner to British racing

Racecourse Data Company (RDC) has announced that Timeform has been appointed a distributor of official British horseracing Pre-Race Data (PRD) up to the end of 2018. PRD is generated by Weatherbys and is the key component of information required to take a bet. It includes information on a racecard, such as final fields, owners, trainers, jockeys, weights, colours, draw and ratings.

Timeform has been providing horse racing form and ratings, racecards, results, tips and betting advice since 1948. In the past few years Timeform has increased its output considerably so that data and content is now available at differing levels of sophistication.

The contract sanctions the distribution of PRD – both domestically and overseas – to Timeform’s broad customer-bases, including newspapers, websites, TV and media businesses, mobile platforms, Pari-Mutuel operators, bookmakers, online betting companies, racing authorities and racecourses. The deal means that Timeform joins PA and SIS, who both signed as distributors of official British horseracing PRD in May.

Richard FitzGerald, Chief Executive of Racecourse Media Group and Tony Kelly, Managing Director of Arena Racing Company, who are both RDC Directors, said: “We are delighted that Timeform has signed with RDC. It means that nearly all those customers who received PRD through REL’s licensing process will continue to do so under RDC’s licensing.
“The creation of RDC was a British horseracing-led move for the good of the sport and these long-term deals protect official partners and safeguard British horseracing’s data.”

Kieran Packman, Director of Timeform, said: “Timeform is pleased to have reached an agreement with RDC. We can now provide our customers with the compelling proposition of Pre-Race Data combined with unique Timeform data, products and services.”

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