Tag Archives: horseracing

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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More US racing from Turf TV

Following positive feedback from its portfolio of US racing, Turf TV will be adding a third US fixture to the existing package, which will be introduced in June and regularly scheduled from September.  Each additional fixture will be backed up with a full fixed-odds pricing service from the outset. Adrian Ford, MD of Turf TV, said: “The addition of US …

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Eight winners of £15m Scoop6

Totepool’s Scoop6 bet was landed last weekend with eight lucky tickets predicting the six race winners and earning £1.3 million apiece. 122 tickets were still live on the final leg at 3.45 race at Haydock Park, with only one horse, the outsider Grevillea, not covered. The race was won by the Alan King-trained Chatez, ridden by Ferguson Sweeney. The successful …

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Kentucky Derby on Racing UK

Racing UK will televise America’s most prestigious race, the 2014 Kentucky Derby, in an exclusive programme aired on Saturday night. The Churchill Downs meeting will feature bookies’ favourite, California Chrome, and is due off at approximately 11.24pm. The specialist UK and Irish horseracing channel will incorporate the award-winning NBC coverage from the course, with Angus McNae and James Willoughby on-hand …

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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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Fred Done selects Injured Jockey Fund as the Betfred Charity of the Year

Fred Done owner of UK sports betting and gambling operator Betfred has plans to raise £2.2 million for the Injured Jockey Fund (IJF). The money raised from Betfred donations will be used for the creation of Jack Berry House, an injury centre in Malton North Yorkshire which will focus on the rehabilitation of injured jockeys. The injury centre is currently …

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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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Unibet teams up with Royal Windsor

Online bookmaker Unibet has announced an all-encompassing betting and gaming partnership with Royal Windsor Racecourse for the forthcoming flat season.  The sponsorship will see the multi award winning sportsbook sponsor over 20 races at the Berkshire track and to be ever present on the course throughout the year under a substantial racecourse branding initiative. The partnership will see Unibet not only …

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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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