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Betfred Tote put on notice, as UK racing eyes new pools product for 2018

The Times has revealed that a group of UK racing stakeholders are preparing to establish a rival pool-based betting system to Betfred’s Tote, as the sport looks for new revenue streams. Led by the Jockey Club and Arena Racing Company (ARC), it is understood that 56 of the 60 UK racetracks have committed to the Tote rival venture which will …

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TRP dispute sees ARC shut down Ladbrokes racetrack betting points

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has ordered Ladbrokes to shut down its six racecourse properties due to its ongoing content dispute with joint-venture subsidiary The Racing Partnership (TRP). The bookmaker has been told that retail points at Doncaster, Wolverhampton, Lingfield, Worcester, Southwell and Windsor racetracks will be shut down for an ‘indefinite period’. ARC’s decision follows legal charges by TRP against …

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Betway commits further to UK racing with ‘sponsorship splash on the Flat!’

Betway has further strengthened its presence within UK racing by agreeing a set of deals with Jockey Club Racecourses, Arena Racing Company (ARC) and York Racecourse to retain its sponsorship of headline contests while extending its support to Newmarket and Haydock.  New ventures on the Flat for the bookmaker include the listed Betway King Charles II Stakes on May 20and the Group 3 Betway Criterion …

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ARC receives approval for Hilton Hotel at Doncaster Racecourse

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Arena Racing Company (ARC) has received approval for an ‘exciting project’ which ‘marks a new era’ for Doncaster Racecourse. Construction of a new Hilton Garden Inn on the west side of the course will commence at the start of 2017, with the hotel scheduled to open in the summer of 2018. Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse will provide quality accommodation …

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William Hill agrees long-term media rights partnership with The Racing Partnership

William Hill and The Racing Partnership (TRP) today announce they have agreed a long-term media rights deal. As a result of the deal William Hill will buy betting shop media rights directly from TRP, which represents 15 Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) owned racecourses and seven independent racecourses. This is the first time the company has purchased media rights directly from …

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ARC introduces Northern Stayers Series with Sun Bets

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced the brand new Northern Stayers series in association with Sun Bets, which is designed to support grassroots jump racing in the North of England. The Sun Bets Northern Stayers Series will consist of eleven qualifiers across ARC’s Northern jump racecourses, before a final worth £20,000 at Newcastle on Saturday 18 March 2017. The first race …

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Betway expands presence within UK racing by securing sponsorship of ARC’s ‘All-Weather Championships’

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has confirmed UK racing Authorised Betting Partner (ABP) Betway as sponsor of its fourth season of the All-Weather Championships. The bookmaker takes lead sponsorship of three categories – the Sprint, Middle Distance and Marathon categories. Confirming the  multi-year deal, Betway joins ABP boomaker 32Red as category sponsors for the upcoming All-Weather Championships. The Middle Distance championship …

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Arena Racing launches £100,000 ‘Silk Series’ for Women’s Sport Week

During Women’s Sport Week, Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new race series for female jockeys – The Silk Series. This Silk Series is a new initiative designed to provide female jockeys, both professional and amateur, with the opportunity to participate in races hosted at nine Ladies’ Days at ARC racecourses in 2017. …

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BHA publishes UK racing 2017 fixture list

The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has published its fixture list for UK racing 2017, announcing year-round racing on Saturday evenings and three meetings to be staged for the first time on Good Friday. 1,496 fixtures are scheduled to take place over 363 days in 2017, 14 more than in 2016, while there will be an extra day of racing owing …

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Sky Bet to sponsor Summer Sprint Series at Royal Windsor

Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Royal Windsor Racecourse have announced that Sky Bet will be headline sponsors of the new Summer Sprint Series. The Sky Bet Summer Sprint Series will consist of nine qualifying races run over five and six furlongs. Each race will be worth at least £10,000, including two £20,000 handicaps.  The Sky Bet Summer Sprint Series Final …

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