Tag Archives: Arena Racing Company (ARC)

ARC confirms Belle Vue closure

Following a consultation, Arena Racing Company (ARC) has confirmed that Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium will close down with employees of the track due to be made redundant. The closure of the Manchester track has been on the cards for some time after a Manchester Planning and Highways committee approved proposals to close Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium in December 2019, with …

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ARC temporarily suspends ‘uneconomical’ Belle Vue meetings 

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has confirmed that greyhound racing at Belle Vue greyhound stadium has been temporarily suspended. The racing group revealed that the lack of crowds has meant that fixtures have become ‘uneconomical’ to operate during the pandemic. As a result, Belle Vue’s existing BAGS fixtures will be moved to sister tracks within the ARC group. Rachel Corden, Greyhound …

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ARC continues financial support for greyhound trainers during COVID-19 shutdown

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has confirmed that it will continue to offer financial support to greyhound trainers based at its five stadia while the sport is suspended. Following the suspension of greyhound racing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ARC will continue to offer £5 per dog per week to trainers from Belle Vue, Newcastle, Nottingham, Perry Barr and Sunderland from …

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ARC limits COVID-19 impacts with financial support for greyhound trainers

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has revealed that it will offer financial support to greyhound trainers based at its five stadia during the period of suspension for racing. Following the suspension of greyhound racing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ARC will offer £5 per dog per week to trainers from Belle Vue, Newcastle, Nottingham, Perry Barr and Sunderland. The funds will …

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UK racing preparing to move behind closed doors

As the COVID-19 outbreak has continued to disrupt the sporting world, the racing industry has ramped up preparations for the sport to be held behind closed doors. Taking place later today, the sport’s tripartite leadership, including racecourses, participants and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), will discuss an approach recommended by the industry’s COVID-19 Steering Group. In a statement, the BHA …

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Liam Johnson named Executive Director for Bath Racecourse

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Arena Racing Company (ARC) has continued to strengthen its leadership team after naming Liam Johnson as the new Executive Director for Bath Racecourse. Prior to his new role, Johnson has worked at the Sports and Leisure Group in an operations management capacity as well as at Nottingham Forest Football Club. He will start work at Bath Racecourse on Tuesday 14 …

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Mark Spincer named ARC racing division MD

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has strengthened its leadership team after confirming that Mark Spincer will take up the position of Managing Director of the company’s Racing Division. Under his new role, which is effective immediately, Spincer will take responsibility for ARC’s sixteen racecourse sites and four greyhound stadia. Mark Spincer commented on his new role: “We have tremendous teams working …

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Amy Smith named Executive Director of Lingfield Park Resort

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has named Amy Smith as Executive Director of Lingfield Park Resort, who will assume overall responsibility for the racecourse business as well as the Marriott Hotel, golf course and spa. As part of the reshuffle, Russell Bowes has been appointed as General Manager at Lingfield Park, and will support Smith across a number of areas of the …

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ARC acquires Belle Vue and Perry Barr

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Arena Racing Company (ARC) has strengthened its commitment to greyhound racing, after confirming the acquisition of both Perry Barr and Belle Vue greyhound stadia from the Greyhound Racing Association (GRA). The two stadia have been long-standing members of the Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service (BAGS) to betting shops.  Manchester-based Belle Vue and Perry Barr in Birmingham host 103 and 208 BAGS …

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ARC purchases Towcester fixtures as racecourse confirms closure

Historic UK racecourse and greyhound track Towcester is due to close down after its owners have confirmed they will be selling its remaining fixtures to Arena Racing Company (ARC). The racecourse, which entered into administration in August of last year, was sold to Fermor Land LLP after a period of ‘trading difficulties.’ The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has since confirmed …

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