Tag Archives: UK racing

UK Racing shows concern over betting pre-watershed advertising ban

The Guardian newspaper reports that senior figures in UK racing are concerned regarding the potential UK government blanket ban on sports betting advertising pre the UK 9pm watershed. Racing industry stakeholders are said to be particularly anxious with regards to its new £30 million four-year racing broadcast partnership with ITV which begins in January 2017. The success of ITV as …

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Last Ditch Stand: BHA declares concerns on Ladbrokes-Coral

As the Ladbrokes-Coral merger enters its twelfth month since its initial deal agreement , the new enterprise was dealt a blow as the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) raised its racing industry concerns to the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Scott Longley details a new conflict in one of the UK gamblings longest running sagas.    ____________________ The BHA would …

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Titanbet UK furthers racing coverage with Chelmsford City racecourse sponsorship

Titanbet UK (Titanbet.co.uk) continues to increase its brand coverage within UK racing by announcing its latest sponsorship link-up with Chelmsford City racecourse. The bookmaker will commit to sponsoring twenty race days at one of UK racing’s newest tracks, which opened in January 2015. The bookmaker’s sponsorship will begin on Thursday the 26th May. Titanbet UK adds Chelmsford City to its …

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UK racing eyes rival to Betfred’s Tote

UK racing stakeholders are planning to launch a rival pool betting business to compete against the Betfred owned Tote, according to the Mail on Sunday. Plans for a new betting pool are being led by The Jockey Club and Racehorse Media Group, in conjunction with several interested parties. However the Tote currently has a statutory monopoly on horseracing pools, which …

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Carl Leaver offers UK Racing fixed 7.5% ABP charge

Gala Coral CEO Carl Leaver has issued UK racing stakeholders a revised offer regarding the betting industry’s continued row over the disputed ‘authorised betting partner’ (ABP) policy. Leaver’s Coral betting enterprise has yet to commit to the ABP program, on Tuesday the CEO stated that his firm would “happily pay a levy of 7.5% on their winnings” relating to horse …

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Ladbrokes CEO Jim Mullen – Current ABP stand-off does not benefit anyone

Ladbrokes CEO Jim Mullen has expressed concern regarding the ongoing tense stand-off between UK Racing and the betting industry concerning the BHA’s ‘authorised betting partner’ (ABP) policy. Mullen states that the current scenario does not benefit any stakeholders, as both industries’ are mutually “intertwined”, hence there should be no need for “backdrop of scores, injustices – or perceived injustices – …

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UK government to determine racing levy scheme as stakeholder talks break down

The UK racing levy will be referred to the UK government, as talks between the Horseracing Betting Levy Board and Bookmakers’ Committee have broken down as negotiating parties could not agree on the key terms for the funding 55th levy scheme. The breakdown in talks will see the scheme referred to John Whittingdale Minister of Culture, Media and Sport to …

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BHA publishes 2016 horseracing fixture list

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today published the Fixture List for 2016, with a total of 1,482 fixtures programmed. The headline elements of the Fixture List are: A total of 1,482 fixtures have been scheduled, 11 more than in 2015. The ratio of fixtures in 2016 – Jump 40.0% : Flat Turf 38.7% : All Weather 21.3% – remains broadly similar to …

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BHA publishes rise in UK horse training

There were promising signs regarding the number of horses in training in British Racing in figures published today by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), especially amongst the Flat population. The figures show that there was an average of 8,914 Flat horses in training throughout the first three months of 2015, a rise of 241 (3%) compared to 2014 and the …

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GBGB wants Racing Right extended to greyhound racing

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has urged the UK government to extend its Betting Right legislation to cover UK greyhound racing. Following last week’s announcement of the Betting Right by UK Chancellor George Osbourne, GBGB management showed its support for the introduction of the legislation which would tax funds for wagers placed on UK racing through licensed UK …

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