Tag Archives: Martin Cruddace

Arena Racing Company and British EBF to increase investment

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An increase in investment and prize money is set to be felt, following the establishment of a new partnership between the Arena Racing Company (ARC) and the British arm of the European Breeders Fund (EBF). One such benefit is the creation of new races for two-year-olds at both the Newcastle and Great Yarmouth racecourses, with the latter, a £15,000 Class …

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Expansion continues for ARC with Vermantia acquisition

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Arena Racing Company (“ARC”), the largest racecourse group in the UK, has acquired a majority stake in Vermantia, a leading provider of multi-channel content solutions worldwide. As part of the deal, Vermantia Founder and Chief Executive, Filippos Antonopoulos will remain in his position as a shareholder in the business and shall carry on in his executive role. The deal ensures ARC …

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ARC to implement Wi-Fi following Sky Business partnership

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The Arena Racing Company (ARC) has revealed that its portfolio of racecourses will be fully equipped with Wi-Fi later this year. Powered by Sky, “the UK’s largest public Wi-Fi network,” the solution is set to be in place by the end of summer this year. Martin Cruddace, Chief Executive of ARC, commented: “At what is an exciting time for ARC …

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Arena Racing Company agrees double greyhound deal

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Arena Racing Company (ARC) has agreed a global deal with Vermantia, shortlisted in four categories at the SBC awards 2017, for distribution of greyhound racing content from the UK and Australia. Vermantia, the worldwide omni-channel content provider, will become ARC’s exclusive supplier to a range of international markets, and preferred worldwide partner for producing and delivering bespoke channels to retail …

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Ladbrokes Coral and The Racing Partnership end commercial stand off

Following a commercial standoff, Ladbrokes Coral PLC (Ladbrokes Coral) and The Racing Partnership (TRP) have announced that a media rights deal has been agreed.  The deal will take effect immediately, ensuring Ladbrokes Coral’s 3,820 betting shops in the UK and Ireland will show racing from 15 Arena Racing Company (ARC) owned racecourses and seven independent racecourses. The deal will also …

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William Hill takes title sponsorship of St Leger Festival

Agreeing to terms with racecourse operator Arena Racing Company (ARC), William Hill will become the new title sponsor of the St Leger Festival, a heritage event for UK racing stakeholders. Signing a three-year deal, the four-day festival will now be rebranded as ‘The William Hill St Leger Festival’ (13-16 September). Further to its sponsorship, William Hill has boosted the prize …

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Arena Racing promotes Jon Pullin to Racing Director

UK racecourse operating firm Arena Racing Company (ARC) has confirmed the appointment of Jon Pullin as its new Racing Director. Pullin is promoted from within the firm, having previously held the title of Racing Operations Director, he takes over the ARC executive position from Stephen Higgins who will depart the firm to join the Hong Kong Jockey Club. A racing …

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Arena Racing strengthens Greyhound position acquiring Newcastle & Sunderland properties from William Hill

UK racetrack operator Arena Racing Company (ARC) has acquired Newcastle and Sunderland greyhound stadiums from FTSE-listed bookmaker William Hill. Updating the market, ARC governance snatched the deal from racing and greyhound media rights provider SIS who had agreed to purchase the assets from William Hill last February. Newcastle and Sunderland greyhound races will now be added to the Greyhound Media …

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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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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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