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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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ARC acquires Central Park ahead of Greyhound racing makeover 

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has moved to expand its UK greyhound racing stadia portfolio, having reached an agreement to acquire Newcastle’s Central Park stadium. The racetrack operator will purchase the property from Cearnsport Limited, adding Central Park to its existing greyhound venues of Nottingham, Sunderland and Perry Barr (Birmingham). The acquisition follows the announcement that the ARC has entered a …

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BetVictor affirms commitment to horse racing with Newcastle sponsorship

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BetVictor has been announced as the primary sponsor of Newcastle’s much anticipated Fighting Fifth Hurdle – the first Grade 1 hurdle of the 2018-2019 national hunt season. BetVictor’s sponsorship of this Saturday’s event, which follows the firm’s successful three-year sponsorship of the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham’s November meeting, further affirms the operator’s commitment to investing in key horse races …

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William Hill sells UK racing trackside betting network

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has confirmed the sale of its on-course betting points/stalls network worth £2 million, ending its trackside presence within UK racing. First established in 1934, William Hill has chosen to dispose its entire 82 racecourse pitch network to independent racing bookmaker Sid Hooper. The diminishing returns of its on-course network sees William Hill prioritise its horseracing services …

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Newcastle Racecourse to receive multi-million pound face-lift

The Arena Racing Company (ARC) has revealed a multi-million pound development scheme for Newcastle Racecourse and High Gosforth Park, following on from the success in similar previous work undertaken. Planning to submit its plans for the next stages of its development to Newcastle City Council in Autumn this year, it is hoped the proposals will boost the international prestige of …

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Bede promotes Alex Butcher as new MD leading ‘next growth phase’

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Industry software and platform developer Bede Gaming has moved to restructure its senior management team, confirming the promotion of Alex Butcher as new Managing Director. The change in corporate leadership comes as Bede enterprise founders Michael Brady and Dan Smyth are set to take strategic and governance leading roles within the firm’s organisation. Butcher has served as Bede’s Chief Technical Officer …

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Injuries take their toll on fantasy managers

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It proved to be a frustrating week for fantasy managers, with a smattering of injuries ensuring a vast majority of scores failed to live up to the lofty expectations of recent weeks. With Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero already out injured many turned to Harry Kane to captain and earn double points, but disappointment followed as the England striker limped out …

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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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Paddy Power takes BAGS live across its retail premises

Paddy Power has signed up to take BAGS (“Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service”) greyhound content live via its TV channel across its 631 shops. Director of The Racing Partnership, Mark Kingston, said: “We are delighted that Paddy Power has joined other betting shop operators in being able to show BAGS greyhound fixtures on their channels.   The BAGS schedule comprises over …

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