Tag Archives: Arena Racing Company (ARC)

Betfair agrees race sponsorship deal with Newcastle Racecourse

Betfair has been named as the official sponsor for both the Northumberland Plate Festival and Fighting Fifth Hurdle after signing a new deal with Newcastle Racecourse and the Arena Racing Company (ARC). Listed as the feature race, the Betfair Exchange Northumberland Plate is due to be broadcast live across ITV 1 and Sky Sports Racing. Other feature races run across …

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SIS may appeal High Court judgement on ARC data rights

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The High Court case around data rights between the two main horseracing broadcasters to the betting industry has come to an end, with  Sports Information Services (SIS) being found guilty of breaching the confidentiality of Arena Racing Company’s Raceday Data, but not on the more serious charges of conspiracy by unlawful means or copyright infringement of database rights. SIS said it may …

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Ladbrokes Belgium and ARC join forces to broadcast UK content

Ladbrokes Belgium has penned a new long term agreement with Arena Racing Company (ARC) which will see the bookmaker roll out ARC’s European Racing Channel (ERC) across its Belgian retail division. The new deal will mean that British horseracing and BAGS greyhound racing can be broadcast to a growing Belgian audience via the Ladbrokes stores, which is currently listed as …

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£1bn cost of FOBT stake slash to bookmakers and horseracing

Warwick Bartlett and Lorien Pilling from the Global Betting & Gaming Consultancy (GBGC) have been looking at the implications of the reduction in Cat B2 gaming machine maximum stake from £100 to £2.  It doesn’t make pretty reading for retail bookmakers or the sector’s associated stakeholders. From 1 April 2019 the maximum stakes on FOBTs will be drastically reduced to …

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Bookmakers took a £10m hit during racing shutdown

Following the six-day shutdown of UK horse racing last week, the Racing Post has reported that bookmakers have taken a £10m hit as a result. The flu outbreak, which is estimated to have cost the racing industry somewhere in the region of £15m, led to the temporary lock-down of 174 racing yards and an industry-wide halt on the sport as …

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The Silk Series braces itself for Doncaster finale

A field of nineteen is set to contest The Silk Series Final on Thursday 13 September at Doncaster Racecourse. Currently top of The Silk Series leader-board on 80 points, reigning champion Megan Nicholls is in pole position to retain her crown, with a top three finish guaranteeing her victory.  Hot on her heels, however, are Jane Elliott (72 points) and …

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Arena Racing Company makes Ffos Las acquisition

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced the acquisition of Ffos Las Racecourse, with the Carmarthenshire course becoming the fifteenth racecourse in the ARC portfolio. The Carmarthenshire course opened in 2009 and was, at the time, the first new racecourse in Britain in over 80 years. A flat oval, a mile and a half around, Ffos Las hosts a total of …

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