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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 appoints Antony Hopkins as new Director of International

UK racecourse management group Arena Racing Company (ARC) has today confirmed the appointment of Antony Hopkins as its new Director of International Markets. A racing industry commercial veteran, Hopkins joins ARC leadership from retail betting products supplier and media supplier SIS, where he served as Head of International Business Development (2006-2017). Confirming the appointment of Hopkins, ARC governance stated that …

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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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ARC racecourses get LIVE with Sun Bets

Seeking to further engage audiences at its racecourses during 2017, Arena Racing Company has formed a ‘live entertainment’ partnership with new UK online bookmaker Sun Bets. Starting this Saturday 20 May at Doncaster Racecourse ARC and Sun Bets launch ‘Sun Bets Music Live’ which will see international chart topping performers appearing across ARC’s racecourses this summer. Sun Bets have booked …

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Ladies First…bet365 secures Silk Series betting partnership

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced that bet365 will be the official betting partner of its Silk Series promoting female horseracing. The Silk Series which hosts its inaugural race at Lingfield Park this afternoon, is a new initiative that sees female jockeys, both professional and amateur, compete in races hosted on nine Ladies Days across ARC racecourses in 2017. Lingfield Park …

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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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TRP dispute sees ARC shut down Ladbrokes racetrack betting points

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has ordered Ladbrokes to shut down its six racecourse properties due to its ongoing content dispute with joint-venture subsidiary The Racing Partnership (TRP). The bookmaker has been told that retail points at Doncaster, Wolverhampton, Lingfield, Worcester, Southwell and Windsor racetracks will be shut down for an ‘indefinite period’. ARC’s decision follows legal charges by TRP against …

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Betway commits further to UK racing with ‘sponsorship splash on the Flat!’

Betway has further strengthened its presence within UK racing by agreeing a set of deals with Jockey Club Racecourses, Arena Racing Company (ARC) and York Racecourse to retain its sponsorship of headline contests while extending its support to Newmarket and Haydock.  New ventures on the Flat for the bookmaker include the listed Betway King Charles II Stakes on May 20and the Group 3 Betway Criterion …

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ARC receives approval for Hilton Hotel at Doncaster Racecourse

Hilton - Copyright: chrisdorney / 123RF Stock Photo

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has received approval for an ‘exciting project’ which ‘marks a new era’ for Doncaster Racecourse. Construction of a new Hilton Garden Inn on the west side of the course will commence at the start of 2017, with the hotel scheduled to open in the summer of 2018. Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse will provide quality accommodation …

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