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William Hill terminates Lincoln Handicap sponsorship

William Hill has announced that it will no longer sponsor the Lincoln Handicap, as the operator looks to cut on marketing spend due to the introduction of new gambling taxes on its business. The decision to terminate its sponsorship of the race, ends of UK racings longest sponsorship agreements (William Hill had sponsored the event since 1990). The operator stated …

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BETDAQ renews sponsorship of ARC Doncaster & Royal Windsor

Two of Arena Racing Company’s (ARC) most prominent racecourses, Doncaster and Royal Windsor, are delighted to have renewed and extended their partnership with prominent online betting exchange BETDAQ for 2015 covering a bulk of race dates at both tracks throughout the year. BETDAQ’s long term commitment to both courses is substantial, covering 70 races over 13 race meetings in 2015 …

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Arena Racing promotes Kieran Gallagher to Director of Doncaster Racecourse

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced the promotion of Kieran Gallagher as Executive Director of Doncaster Racecourse. Gallagher  has been General Manager of Doncaster Racecourse for the last year and before that oversaw catering and events at the racecourse for the previous four years. Gallagher succeeds Mark Spincer who has been Managing Director of Doncaster Racecourse since 2010.   For the …

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Robertson to become ARC’s CFO

Racecourse operator ARC has appointed Kevin Robertson as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Robertson is currently At The Race’s Chief Financial Officer and will take up his new role at ARC on 1st July. As CFO,  Robertson will join the Board of ARC. Tony Kelly, ARC Managing Director, said: “We are delighted Kevin has agreed to join us from …

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ARC happy with All-Weather Championships

Racecourse operator ARC has hailed the success of the first ever All-Weather Championships which took place between October 2013 and April 2014 and culminated in the £1 Million Finals Day on Good Friday, 18April 2014. Tony Kelly, ARC Managing Director, said: “We are really pleased Year One of the All-Weather Championships proved to be such a thorough success. I would …

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Two new racecourse applications approved

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that two applications for new or converted racetracks to enter the 2015 fixture allocation process have been approved by its Board. The two applications are: From Great Leighs Estates Limited (GLEL) for a new racecourse on the site of the former racecourse Great Leighs, now to be known as Chelmsford City racecourse. From …

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Unibet strengthens horseracing ties

Sportsbook Unibet is putting further investment behind racing by becoming ARC’s official starting stall sponsor for 2014. The new sponsorship will see Unibet branded starting stalls at ARC’s portfolio of racecourses across the length and breadth of the country. In addition, over 90 stall handlers will also wear Unibet branded clothing throughout the year. This sponsorship will run alongside Unibet’s freshly announced official betting and …

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Racecourse data licensing made easier

Fifty-seven British racecourses have announced the formation of Racecourse Data Company (RDC). The joint venture has been formed by Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Arena Racing Company (ARC), and nine independent racecourses as shareholders. RDC has been assigned the PRD (Pre-Race Data) licence for a five-year term from Racing Enterprises Limited (REL). PRD is information on a racecard, such as …

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