Tag Archives: Arena Racing Company (ARC)

Sky Sports and TRP align with Newbury Racecourse in rights deal

Sky Sports Racing and The Racing Partnership (TRP) have secured a ‘significant’ agreement with Newbury Racecourse. Under the terms of the five-year partnership , all of Newbury’s 29 annual race meetings will be broadcast on Sky Sports Racing, adding a portfolio of prominent fixtures across both Flat and Jump to the broadcaster’s schedule from January 2024. Among those are the …

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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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Oxford Stadium ‘delighted’ to get greyhound racing ‘over the line’

The Oxford Stadium greyhound track is due to reopen in December, following the acquisition of a 10 year lease from owners Galliard Homes by Kevin Boothby. The stadium, located in the Cowley district of the city, last hosted greyhound racing in 2012, and Boothby – who manages Towcester and Henlow greyhound tracks – has also expressed an interest in reopening …

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William Hill ‘could not be happier’ with Northumberland Plate sponsorship

William Hill has lauded its newly signed title sponsorship of the three-day Northumberland Plate festival, confirmed in cooperation with the Arena Racing Company (ARC). The agreement will see William Hill benefit from prominent branding displayed around the racecourse, alongside race titles for the Saturday card and other feature races such as the Seaton Delaval Handicap, Hoppings Stakes and Gosforth Park …

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Affordability checks rumoured to be sidelined as DCMS focuses on UKGC shake-up

Plans for the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to conduct advanced affordability checks as a result of the review of the UK’s betting and gaming regulations may be shelved due to the findings of the consultation, according to a report by The Telegraph. The enforcement of applied affordability checks on all UK gamblers wagering over £100 a month has been submitted …

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Horse racing announces support for social media boycott

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it will join other sporting organisations in this weekend’s social media boycott to highlight awareness of online racism and abuse. Horse racing will join the boycott from 9pm today (30 April), following a commemoration for Lorma Brooke, the amateur jockey who passed away of injuries from a racing accident this month, and …

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MansionBet launches marketing initiative ahead of Cheltenham Festival

Online betting operator MansionBet has initiated a new marketing campaign, ‘#MerryCheltmas’, ahead of the upcoming Cheltenham Festival. By creating a unique title for the festival, the sportsbook intends to market the event as ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ for racing fans. As part of the campaign, MansionBet will launch a range of offers for the week-long series of …

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MansionBet strengthens ARC partnership with greyhounds sponsorship

MansionBet enhances ARC partnership with greyhounds sponsorship

Online betting operator MansionBet has been named the official sponsor of over 800 greyhound races in 2021 following an agreement signed with the Arena Racing Company (ARC).  Under the terms of the deal, the bookmaker’s branding will be displayed across all four ARC greyhound tracks, beginning with tonight’s (11 February) racing at Newcastle, and continuing at Newcastle, Sunderland, Birmingham’s Perry …

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Affordability checks could have ‘devastating impact on sport’ says MP

Affordability checks could have ‘devastating impact on sport’ says MP

Conservative MP Laurence Robertson has expressed concern to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) about the potential ‘devastating impact’ of enhanced affordability checks on UK racing. The new affordability checks are currently being discussed in a consultation which will close tonight [9 February]. If introduced, the new regulations could enforce affordability checks once a customer has experienced a net monthly loss …

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