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ARC partners with RaceTech for HD horseracing coverage

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The Arena Racing Company (ARC) has appointed RaceTech to provide its outside broadcast facilities, in a move which will see the new service coincide with the launch of Sky Sports Racing. Appointing the company to provide High Definition (HD) coverage of all horseracing fixtures from 1 January 2019, ARC also details that HD images are to be broadcast to independent …

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ARC & partners outline Mental Health Awareness Week support

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The Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Royal Windsor Racecourse have pledged their support for Mental Health Awareness Week, which begins on Monday 14 May. In addition five ARC corporate partners, At The Races, Weatherbys Racing Bank, Racing Post, lawyers K&L Gates and sports branding agency Jigsaw, have also pledged their support via race sponsorship, which is to be donated to …

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Worcester and Southwell to see 7bets4free.com series return

With only two week to go until the start of Worcester’s season, Arena Racing Company (ARC) and 7bets4free.com have announced the return of the Fixed Brush Hurdle Series. Taking place at Worcester, on its 300-year anniversary, and Southwell racecourses, the series will begin on Thursday May 10, encompassing 42 qualifying races, before a £30,000 final makes it way to Worcester …

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Stobart Group enhances racing support via fresh sponsorship

The Stobart Group has been announced as headline sponsor of the three-day Northumberland Plate meeting, after agreements were reached with the Arena Racing Company and Newcastle Racecourse. Titled the Stobart Group Festival of Racing, the festival is scheduled to take place June 28-30, featuring a stellar racing and entertainment line-up. David Williamson, Executive Director at Newcastle Racecourse, commented: “We are …

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Arena Racing Company to see prize money soar past £35m mark

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The Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced that prize money across its 15 strong racecourse portfolio is to exceed £35m this year. Stating a “central role” that has been played in “helping ensure there are record levels of prize money in British Racing,” ARC also stresses that it has significantly increased its investment in prize money through its executive contribution, …

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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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Silk Series expansion welcomes four new tracks into the fold

An expansion of the Silk Series has been revealed by the Arena Racing Company (ARC), with races from an extra four races set be encompassed into the 2018 offering. Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow (March 8), Goodwood, Hamilton Park, Musselburgh and York Racecourses have been announced as joining the initiative, which launched in 2017 across nine ARC tracks. The enterprise gives female jockeys a chance to compete for a share of £150,000, including the £20,000 final which will take place once again on Ladies Day of the William Hill St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse, on Thursday 13 September 2018, Held across thirteen popular summer racedays, with points accrued at each depending on finishing positions, the series also raises funds and awareness for Cancer Research UK. Susannah Gill, ARC Director of External Affairs, said, “We were all absolutely delighted with the reception that The Silk Series got from the racing community and wider sports industry last year, and we are very pleased to welcome our new racecourse partners in Goodwood, Hamilton Park, Musselburgh and York. “All four racecourses will help to increase the opportunities for female jockeys to compete on popular racedays and give a valuable contribution to raise the profile of The Silk Series. “We hope interest in The Silk Series will continue to grow this summer, and look forward to competitive racing as we did last year, with Megan Nicholls a very worthy winner of The Tufnell Trophy” Jockey Hollie Doyle, who passed the 100 career wins barrier in January, acts as a Silk Series ambassador, and commented: “Last summer, The Silk Series offered a number of the female jockeys the opportunity to ride that they might not have had before, and the chance to ride for new trainers as well, which is key to helping progress your career. “I’m absolutely delighted to be involved again this year and look forward to sharing my thoughts and views on being a professional jockey with my blog”

An expansion of the Silk Series has been revealed by the Arena Racing Company (ARC), with races from an extra four tracks set be encompassed into the 2018 offering. Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow (March 8), Goodwood, Hamilton Park, Musselburgh and York Racecourses have been announced as joining the initiative, which launched in 2017 across nine ARC tracks. The …

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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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William Hill extends Doncaster racecourse connection

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UK bookmaker William Hill has secured an agreement with the Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Doncaster Racecourse, to strengthen its sponsorship arrangements with the Yorkshire track. William Hill’s involvement marks an extension of their connection with Doncaster, with the firm announced as sponsors of the two day Grimthorpe Chase meeting, which is set to take place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 …

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At The Races set to launch stride data from ARC racecourses

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Stride data, comprising metrics around Stride Length and Frequency, from Arena Racing Company (ARC) racecourses is now available on At The Races‘ website, in a development that has been dubbed “ground breaking.” This marks the first time that stride information has been published on this scale, with it stated that data is being collected for every runner, by every furlong …

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