Arena Racing Company

Singapore And UK Customers Now Betting Into A Single Pool On British Racing

The UK Tote Group and Singapore Pools have signed a new agreement to commingle pools, made in partnership with Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Racecourse Media Group (RMG) as the media rights holders for British racing's 59 racecourses. The agreement sees both organisations combine liquidity, with customers of Singapore Pools betting into the UK Tote's pools on British meetings, creating bigger UK pools and ensuring an improved financial return to the sport. Simon Leong, chief product officer of Singapore Pools, said, "We are delighted to collaborate with the UK Tote...

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Arena Racing, Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation Offer Apprenticeship at Lingfield

Arena Racing Company has partnered with the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation to create a series of apprenticeships at Lingfield Park Racecourse. The partnership, brought together by The Racing Pathway, will build an employee pipeline with diverse lived experiences and cultures, as well as supporting succession into more senior roles within the business. The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation, which fosters opportunities for marginalised young people in the UK, provides mentoring, coaching, work experience opportunities, and bursaries for education and training. Lingfield is seeking applicants aged between 16-24, from ethnically diverse backgrounds,...

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ARC 1 Million All-Weather Bonus Scheme Returns

The £1 million All-Weather Bonus Scheme, which runs from the winter of 2023 through Good Friday in 2024, will return this season, the Arena Racing Company (ARC) announced on Wednesday. ARC's four all-weather racecourses, Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Southwell and Wolverhampton will once again host horses to compete for a range of bonus prizes, including five 'Horse of the Month' competitions and the overall 'Horse of the Year' title, which carries a first prize of £100,000. The bonus scheme will include all races across the four ARC all-weather racecourses from Oct....

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ARC And Sky Sports Racing Release Statement On UIR

After the news that the United Irish Racecourses (UIR) rejected a media rights deal earlier this week, Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Sky Sports Racing released a statement in support of the UIR on Thursday. The two companies will be negotiating with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), UIR, and the Association of Irish Racecourses (AIR) for the UIR's media rights in the near future. The statement read, "Arena Racing Company and Sky Sports Racing are delighted that the opportunity to develop a partnership with the five United Irish Racecourses is now...

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Betfred To Sponsor The St Leger Festival

Betfred will sponsor the Betfred St Leger Festival after a multi-year partnership was reached between Betfred, Doncaster Racecourse, and the Arena Racing Company (ARC). Running from Sept. 14-17 in the autumn, the four-day festival will feature the final UK colts' Classic of the year--the G1 Betfred St Leger--as well as the G2 Betfred May Hill S., G2 Doncaster Cup, G2 Champagne S., and G2 Park S. Doncaster was granted city status as part of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022 which will be commemorated with the renamed...

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Sextet Share January Horse Of The Month Prize

War In Heaven (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}), Tennessee Dream (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), Colors Of Freedom (GB) (Mayson {GB}), Comedian Leader (GB) (Aclaim {Ire}), Glorious Angel (Ire) (Cotai Glory {Ire}), and Broughton's Flare (Ire) (Rip Van Winkle {Ire}) will split the £35,000 January Horse of the Month prize, Arena Racing Company announced on Wednesday. Part of the Arena Racing Company £1-million All-Weather Bonus initiative, the prize equals £5,833 per horse, who are in a six-way tie atop the leader board. Points are awarded for finishing first through fifth in...

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ARC Awards Joint Winners Of The Horse Of The Month Prize

Bobby Joe Leg (GB) (Pastoral Pursuits {GB}) and Queen Of Ipanema (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) will share the Horse Of The Month prize for October and November. Part of the new ARC £1-million All-Weather Bonus initiative, each horse will receive £15,000 for finishing tied at the top of the leader board having won their first three starts between the start of the competition and the end of November. The bonus runs from Oct. 18 to Good Friday, Apr. 7. Trained by Ruth Carr, Bobby Joe Leg scored his wins at Wolverhampton...

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ARC To Support National Horseracing Museum

The Arena Racing Company (ARC) and The National Horseracing Museum (NHRM) have partnered to support the Newmarket-based charity. The multi-year deal was announced just before the start of National Racehorse Week on Sept. 10. ARC will specifically support the work undertaken within the Rothschild Yard at Palace House, historic home of NHRM. Working with Retraining of Racehorses ("ROR"), NHRM utilise the facilities at the Rothschild Yard to educate the public on the work that goes into retraining Thoroughbred athletes after their racing careers are over. In addition, NHRM holds daily...

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BHA Proposal Seeks Balanced Race Programme

"There's too much racing." That is the familiar cry heard from most people connected to British horseracing. With that in mind, a potential reduction to next year's fixture list should be met with approval. Though that has been the case in many quarters, a leaked British Horseracing Authority (BHA) proposal on this topic has also ruffled a few feathers. The Racing Post reported on Monday that the BHA, in consultation with its fixtures and funding group comprised by racing's stakeholders, is working on a proposal to reduce the 2023 fixture...

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ARC Confirms Prizemoney Plans Through April

The prizemoney investment plans for the Arena Racing Company's Programme Book One 2022, which runs from January through April, were confirmed on Thursday. These initiatives are part of ARC's £21.7 million 2022 prizemoney investment plan. The All-Weather Championships will be held at Newcastle for the first time, as previously announced, and Flat racing will return to Southwell with a new Tapeta surface. The £40,000 Coral Winter Oaks Trial will be held at that course on Dec. 7. There will also be Flat Class 5 and 6 bonuses to the winning...

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Newcastle New Host of All-Weather Championships in 2022

The All-Weather Championships Finals Day will be held at Newcastle for the first time on Good Friday, Apr. 15, 2022. Started by the Arena Racing Company in 2013, the All-Weather Championships are now in its ninth season which begins on Tuesday, Oct. 19. There are six All-Weather Championships races, and the Listed Coral Burradon S. carded for Good Friday with total prizemoney on offer over £1 million. Lingfield, which previously hosted the meeting, will instead hold the new £395,000 All-Weather Vase that same day. The All-Weather Vase card, featuring six...

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Wednesday UK Evening Fixtures Moved Up

Bath and Kempton have both had their Wednesday evening cards moved to earlier in the day to avoid a timing clash with England's Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark, the British Horseracing Authority announced on Sunday. Bath was due to end at 8:35 p.m. and Kempton's final race was slated for 8:50 p.m. The semi-final match begins at 8 p.m. "Having received applications from both The Jockey Club and Arena Racing Company, the BHA has approved the alternation of race times at both Kempton Park and Bath on Wednesday evening to...

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