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Jockey Club CEO steps down following ‘gross misconduct’ inquiry

Delia Bushell, the chief executive officer of the Jockey Club, has stepped down after an independent inquiry upheld allegations of ‘gross misconduct’. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Having joined the organisation in September 2019, an independent barrister upheld allegations relating to bullying, the use of racist comments and …

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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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Paul Fisher confirms departure as Jockey Club Racecourses CEO

The governance of the Jockey Club has confirmed that Chief Executive Paul Fisher will end his tenure as Chief Executive of Jockey Club Racecourses next month, closing a 19-year executive relationship with the UK’s largest racetrack operator. The announcement sees further executive changes within the top ranks of UK racing, as the Jockey Club disclosed its executive management departure just hours …

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Fitzdares strengthens commitment to racing with Peterborough Chase sponsorship

Private bookmaker Fitzdares has confirmed that it will be continuing its support of the UK racing industry through its sponsorship of the upcoming Peterborough Chase in December.  The bookmaker will be launching the £500,000 Best Mate Bonus to mark the 50th anniversary of the race, and to celebrate the revered jump horse, Best Mate.  The half a million pound bonus …

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Betfair Australia to launch exchange on Hong Kong racing

Flutter Entertainment’s Betfair Australia has confirmed that it will be launching a new betting exchange on horse races in Hong Kong, despite not being sanctioned by the Jockey Club.  Set to begin on 1 September, which coincides with the start of the Hong Kong 2019-20 racing season, Betfair Australia is due to offer exchange punters the opportunity to wager bets …

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Fred Done – Tote dispute sees ‘Betfred finished with UK racing’

Independent bookmaker Betfred is ready to scrap its entire commercial relationship with UK racing, detailing that it will no longer sponsor events and cull its entire on-course betting portfolio. A frustrated Fred Done founder of Betfred has stated to the Racing Post that his company ‘can live without the sport’ and that the bookmaker’s ‘association with racing is now broken’. …

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Betfred Tote put on notice, as UK racing eyes new pools product for 2018

The Times has revealed that a group of UK racing stakeholders are preparing to establish a rival pool-based betting system to Betfred’s Tote, as the sport looks for new revenue streams. Led by the Jockey Club and Arena Racing Company (ARC), it is understood that 56 of the 60 UK racetracks have committed to the Tote rival venture which will …

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Betway commits further to UK racing with ‘sponsorship splash on the Flat!’

Betway has further strengthened its presence within UK racing by agreeing a set of deals with Jockey Club Racecourses, Arena Racing Company (ARC) and York Racecourse to retain its sponsorship of headline contests while extending its support to Newmarket and Haydock.  New ventures on the Flat for the bookmaker include the listed Betway King Charles II Stakes on May 20and the Group 3 Betway Criterion …

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BetVictor replaces Paddy Power as Cheltenham Open feature race sponsors

The feature race of the Cheltenham Open meeting is to be known as the BetVictor Gold Cup, after the firm took over the sponsorship lost by Paddy Power due to the authorised betting partner row. The race has been sponsored by Paddy Power since 2003, but the bookmaker has not signed up for ABP status and is therefore unable to …

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Fred Done – ‘Betfred can walk away from racing if sponsorship is not wanted’

Speaking to the Racing Post, Betfred founder Fred Done has stated that he is prepared to walk away from racing if the sport’s governing bodies do not want his company’s sponsorship money. Done waded into the escalating row concerning the ‘authorised betting partner’ classification which has divided racing industry stakeholders and betting operators. Racing’s recent announcement that it will only …

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