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William Hill rides as title sponsor of Racing League  

William Hill has become the title sponsor of the inaugural ‘Racing League’ – UK horse racing’s first team-based competition which aims to revive public interest in the heritage sports.     Beginning on Thursday 29 July at Newcastle Racecourse, the Racing League will feature 12 teams riding in 36 handicap races, with the competition taking place over a six-week period. Competition organiser …

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MansionBet aims for racing comeback by renewing ARC and JCR partnerships

Gibraltar-based online bookmaker MansionBet has continued its support of UK racing by renewing its principal sponsorship of Arena Racing Company (ARC) and the Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) fixtures.  MansionBet supported ARC and JCR through the unprecedented difficulties of the 2020 racing season, which saw all fixtures take place behind closed doors.   Despite tackling extreme hurdles, MansionBet branded its partnership an …

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MansionBet expands horse racing sponsorship with HRI

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Online sports betting operator MansionBet has announced the expansion of its current horse racing sponsorships into Ireland for 2020 with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI). As a result of the deal, the Gibraltar-based operator is now set to sponsor over 60 events throughout the UK & Ireland, including Doncaster, Newmarket, Newbury, Cork, Naas and Fairyhouse. Dana Bocker, Head of Integrated Marketing at Mansion, …

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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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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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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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William Hill to open ARC trackside betting facilities

UK racetrack operator Arena Racing Company (ARC) has confirmed that FTSE-listed bookmaker William Hill will operate new betting facilities within six of its syndicated race-courses. The bookmaker is set to manage betting facilities ARC tracks; Doncaster, Lingfield Park, Royal Windsor, Southwell, Wolverhampton and Worcester. William Hill and ARC management expect the facilities to be installed within all six racetracks by …

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