Tag Archives: Arena Racecourse Company (ARC)

Bevan Gibson to replace Tom Phillips as RaceTech Chairman

RaceTech Chairman Tom Phillips has announced his intention to step down from the position on 30 September, after a ‘distinguished career’ of 15 years. Having first joined RacingTech as a non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee in 2006, Phillips has overseen a number of major initiatives and milestones whilst serving as Chairman of the organisation. The outgoing Chairman …

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Brian Hughes appointed Horse Racing Ambassador at MansionBet

MansionBet has appointed champion jump jockey Brian Hughes as its new Horse Racing Ambassador. Hughes will be working closely with the betting operator, as well as with colleague and flat racing jockey Hayley Turner OBE, in producing engaging content across the firm’s campaigns. In addition, he will become a regular feature on the MansionBet blog. “I’m delighted to be sponsored …

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BHA extends Musselburgh’s temporary licence in search for new track operator

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has issued an extension to Musselburgh’s temporary licence, which is due to last until the end of the year. The extension comes as the racecourse continues its search for a racecourse operator, as its original temporary licence is due to expire on 15 October. Musselburgh management anticipates confirming a new operator this month. In recent years, …

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Arc takes a firm stance on prize-money position

Arena Racecourse Company (ARC) has responded to threats of further boycotts from trainers over the cuts to prize-money contributions, by pointing out that the racing group will not be changing its position. The group’s CEO, Martin Cruddace, was on hand at Lingfield this Saturday to observe the Betway Winter Derby card. The meeting had been reduced from seven to five …

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Trainers blast ‘ridiculous’ cuts to Arc prize-money

Mark Johnston, a leading horse trainer, has blasted the Arena Racing Company’s (Arc) contribution to the prize-money as the racing group prepares to offset the government cuts to FOBT stakes. Arc announced in December 2018 that it “simply cannot continue” to maintain its current contributions to the prize-money fund, and would be issuing a reduction to its contribution by £3m. …

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