Horse Racing

Churchill Downs Racetrack, the home of the Kentucky Derby, has announced plans to invest $300m (€269m) upgrading its facilities.

Racecourse Media Group, the holding company responsible for media and data rights involving a host of horse-racing destinations, has agreed a two-year extension to its contract for production and distribution…

SIS, a provider of end-to-end products and services to the betting and broadcast industries, has agreed a two-year extension to its rights partnership with Dubai Racing Club

The Sky Sports Racing arm of UK and Ireland pay-television broadcaster Sky has agreed a multi-year rights deal with the New York Racing Association and Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Group.

Online gambling company BetVictor has renewed its sponsorship of The Gold Cup at Cheltenham Racecourse’s November meeting until 2021.

The HBA Media agency has signed a multi-year deal with the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia to distribute media rights worldwide on behalf of Saudi Racing, including rights to the world’s richest race, the $…

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has acquired exclusive, multi-year rights in the UK and Ireland to US-based Keeneland horseracing and sale events

French commercial broadcaster M6 has acquired multi-platform rights to Quinté+ horse-racing in the country in a deal that will run to at least June 2020.

The Saudi Cup will become the richest horse race in history when its inaugural edition takes place in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh next February

With a decline in media and betting revenues associated with the closure of multiple retail bookmakers on the cards, Ben Cronin looks at how senior stakeholders in British horse racing will react to this threat.

One of the most tradition-bound of US sports is facing unprecedented change in the wake of outdated facilities, emerging technology, and the accelerated need to find new and younger fans.

Drop in advertising against football unlikely to impact media-rights income Value of shirt and LED inventory could increase Exemption likely to drive horse racing media-rights revenue

Ascot digs into customer data to help double hospitality revenues in five years, adopting a data-driven approach to fine dining.

The Jockey Club has announced former BT Sport and Sky executive Delia Bushell as its new group chief executive

Horse racing is likely to see a drop in its media revenues after William Hill announced plans to close around 700 betting shops in the UK before the end of the year

Ascot Racecourse has announced it is introducing a cup recycling scheme during next week’s Royal Meeting to reduce plastic waste.

UK racecourse owner and operator Arena Racing Company (ARC) has purchased a 45-per-cent stake in i-neda Limited, a provider of technology to the global para-mutuel betting industry, as it steps up its…

Simon Bazalgette has announced his resignation as group chief executive of the Jockey Club after serving more than a decade as the first-ever occupier of this position at the largest commercial group in…

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, has reported a 10th consecutive year of commercial growth but has warned of the impact of the government’s crackdown on the betting i…

The city of Baltimore has filed a lawsuit to prevent the Preakness Stakes from leaving town after 2020

Arena Racing Company (ARC), the operator of 16 racecourses in the UK, is fighting to avert a boycott of its tracks after reducing its prize money

GambleAware, the independent charity tasked with reducing problem gambling in Great Britain, will launch a safer gambling campaign during this weekend’s Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester U…

The Jockey Club is set to freeze prize money contributions at racetracks over fears of betting shop closures

Eight of the leading racecourses across England, Ireland and Scotland have been selected as hosts of the forthcoming horse racing competition The Series

Cheltenham Racecourse has won a ground-breaking High Court battle that will see ticket touts banned from the track, in a move that will have significant implications for the illegal ticketing market across…

UK racecourse owner and operator Arena Racing Company (ARC) has further enhanced its portfolio by acquiring Wales’ Ffos Las Racecourse.

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, has unveiled a record set of financial results, including breaking through the £200m (€228.2m/$279.2m) revenue barrier for the first time.

Paris is being lined up to host the maiden event of a new street horseracing series, according to multiple reports.

Plans have been revealed to launch a new horse racing competition in the UK next year, based on a similar model as the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament.

A lucrative new horseracing event featuring a prize fund of more than $17m (€13.8m) is set to launch in Saudi Arabia.

GBI Racing, a joint venture between UK pay-television broadcasters Racing UK and At The Races, has agreed a £4.9m (€5.5m/$6.6m) compensation package with the Israeli government after the country moved to ban betting on horse racing.

The Al Shaqab horse-racing ownership group has told trainers that they will be paid soon after it was reported that the collective debts of the group had reached more than £1m (€1.1m/$1.4m).

Paul Fisher has been promoted to chief executive of Jockey Club Racecourses, the operating group of 15 racecourses in the UK.

The Jockey Club, the British horseracing commercial group, has posted record financial figures for 2016.

Racing New South Wales and the Australian Turf Club have launched a new event which is set to become the world’s richest horse race staged on turf.

The British government has announced that the existing horseracing betting levy will in April be replaced by a new system that will require betting operators to return 10 per cent of their gross profits generated from bets placed on horseracing back to the sport.

British horseracing commercial group The Jockey Club has today (Tuesday) said that it could sell off its Kempton Park racecourse in order to help raise £500m (€574.2m/$608.6m) for reinvestment into the sport.