British horse racing needs ‘collaborative approach’ to overcome decline in media and betting revenues
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Simon Bazalgette is group CEO of The Jockey Club. Here he asks whether a collegiate or dictatorial approach works best in matters of governance and regulation.
Will the China Horse Club succeed where other ventures have failed and take the sport into the mainstream in China? Ryan Herman reports.
Previously the unchallenged force in global gambling, horse racing has come under pressure recently as punters move to in-play betting on other sports. Ryan Herman looks at how the sport is fighting back in the UK, US and France.
The Curragh and Longchamp, two of the most famous names in horse racing, are undergoing transformations. Ryan Herman reports.
The Numbers Game: Big Data and the Business of Sport | Big data strategy – Case study 1: Horseracing becomes a data-driven sport
In 2015, British horseracing set out to become a data-driven sport to achieve its ambition of growing attendances from six million to seven million by 2020.
The Numbers Game: Big Data and the Business of Sport | Big data strategy – Case study 2: Using data to build loyalty
In 2013, racecourse operator The Jockey Club launched the first retail bond in UK sport as a means of funding a major redevelopment of Cheltenham.
The Numbers Game: Big Data and the Business of Sport | Privacy and data acquisition – Case Study 9: The Jockey Club – rewarding racegoers
The most popular incentive for information sharing identified by the CAB was the loyalty scheme, a method that has been helping UK horseracing venue operator Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) understand more about their customers since 2011.
Ryan Herman reveals one of the most interesting races in horse racing next year will be taking place in the auction house, not the race track.
Few sports have such a pressing need to maximise the non-event day use of assets as British racing, and few have been as active.
With investment from traditional financial institutions still difficult to secure for sports properties looking to develop their facilities, sports fans are stepping forward to help fund projects. Elisha Chauhan finds out how and why.
Having spent four years centralising back-end operations for its 15 racecourses, the Jockey Club has launched a new arm offering money-saving consultancy and services for fellow sports organisations. Matt Cutler reports.
Does Ascot’s new sponsorship deal with Dubai Duty Free represent a step-change in the commercial model of one of the UK’s most historic venues?