Tag Archives: Guy Henderson

BHA launches report analysing Chinese influence in UK racing

A new report published by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has been released, which has revealed a rapidly growing interest in UK horse racing across China, which may offer a huge trading and influencing opportunity for the UK. The report, entitled British Horseracing’s International Influence, sets out to examine the ways in which British racing can both influence and support …

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Ascot Racecourse reports 10% prize money increase

Ascot Racecourse has reported that an increased investment in racecourse facilities and prize money contributions have contributed to a successful 2018 for the Berkshire course. The racecourse has released its financial results for the 12 months ending 31st December 2018, in which it recorded a pre-tax profit of £6.1m. Guy Henderson, Chief Executive at Ascot, lauded the positive results for …

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Betfred named as the ‘Official Bookmaker’ of Ascot racecourse

As part of a three-year deal running from 2019-2021, Betfred has been named as the ‘Official Bookmaker’ of Ascot racecourse and the Royal Ascot Festival, which will see them operate the two on-site betting shops within the Grandstand. In addition to operating the on-site shops, the new contract will see the bookmaker sponsoring the Betfred Heritage Handicap on Summer Mile Day, 13th …

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SIS and ATR granted exclusive media rights deal with Ascot

Racing content and data provider SIS (Sports Information Services) and At the Races (ATR) have both signed an exclusive media rights deal with Ascot Racecourse, which will allow racing coverage from Ascot to be broadcast internationally. Both SIS and ATR have been granted exclusive media rights for sports betting purposes, as well as for display across licensed betting premises within …

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Royal Ascot gets tough on anti social behaviour

The management of Ascot Racecourse (Berkshire), is set to impose new measures on alcohol consumption during its marquee Royal Ascot event (19-23 June), in a bid to crackdown on violent incidents during the racing festival. Royal Ascot racegoers may be breathalysed by stewards and refused admission to the festival as part of the crackdown. Ascot management details that it wants …

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Profits rise for Royal Ascot Racecourse

Increased income from sponsorship has been cited as a key reason for Royal Ascot racecourse reporting another year of financial growth in 2017. The racecourse saw pre-tax profits rise from £5.1m to £6.2m, with it reporting strong performance from admission and fine dining at the course, as well as it reaping the benefits of various Official Supplier agreements such as …

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Ascot sticks with Betfred Tote for launch of ‘AscotBet’ pools in 2018

Updating the market, the management of Ascot Racecourse has confirmed that it will launch its ‘AscotBet’ pool betting system in 2018. The product will be developed in-partnership with Betfred’s Totepool, who will end its trackside pools monopoly on July 2018, opening the market to new incumbents. Ascot management stated that following a review of options, it had decided to keep …

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