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Mansionbet expands horseracing sponsorship with ARC, the Jockey Club & Newbury Racecourse

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Online sports betting operator, MansionBet have today announced their partnership with Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) and Jockey Club Racecourses (“JCR”) to take sponsorship of 38 British horseracing fixtures in 2018 and 2019.

Mansionbet expands horseracing sponsorship with ARC, the Jockey Club & Newbury RacecourseMansionBet branding will be displayed across a number of ARC racecourses, commencing with Sedgefield’s Friday 7th December meeting and continuing throughout 2019 at Ffos Las, Hereford, Southwell, Great Yarmouth and Worcester. In addition, MansionBet racedays will feature across JCR East Region racecourses, Nottingham, Huntingdon and Market Rasen.

The sports betting operator will also take the title sponsorship of Newbury’s Spring Cup, which will be broadcast live on ITV1 in 2019 and is part of Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials weekend.

Since the launch of MansionBet earlier this year, the sportsbook has focused heavily on increasing brand awareness through the UK sports market; from boxing and sporting comedy, to their partnership with Premier League team, AFC Bournemouth and title sponsorship of the Yorkshire Cup.

Karel Manasco, CEO of Mansion Group, commented, “We are excited to expand our horseracing sponsorship with further 38 events across the UK. We recognise horseracing as one of our most popular sports, and we look forward to supporting this through our sponsorships.”

David Leyden Dunbar, Group Director of Partnerships at ARC said, “We are delighted to welcome MansionBet to ARC racecourses with 16 fixtures across the end of 2018 and into 2019. We know that British racing offers fantastic value to sponsors, including those within the gambling sector, and we look forward to working with the MansionBet team to help build their brand within the sport.”

Amy Starkey, Regional Director of Jockey Club Racecourses – East Region, said, “I am thrilled to welcome MansionBet as a sponsor for the East Region of the Jockey Club. The popularity of the sport in the East continues to grow, and we are pleased that MansionBet will be joining us on this journey. We look forward to working together for fixtures at Huntingdon, Nottingham and Market Rasen over the coming months.”

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Sam Cone
PR & Communications Manager

Arena Racing Company

Office: 020 7802 5120
Mobile: 07920 404 296
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.arenaracingcompany.co.uk

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About Mansion:
Awarded ‘Online Casino Operator of the Year’ at the 2018 International Gaming Awards, the Mansion Group has firmly established itself as a leading provider of online gaming.

Mansion possesses a portfolio of popular online casinos including flagship brand Casino.com,MansionCasino,Slots Heaven and with the launch of MansionBet earlier this year, the group has diversified its product portfolio into sports betting.

About ARC:

Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) is the largest racecourse operator in the UK. In 2018 ARC Group racecourses will host 552 fixtures with 1.2 million people attending racing at one of ARC’s racecourses each year.

ARC is made up of the following sixteen racecourses: Bath, Brighton, Chepstow, Doncaster, Ffos Las, Fontwell Park, Great Yarmouth, Hereford, Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Royal Windsor, Sedgefield, Southwell, Uttoxeter, Wolverhampton and Worcester.

ARC runs four of the six all-weather racecourses in the UK offering three different types of surface for horses to run on: Polytrack at Lingfield Park, fibresand at Southwell Racecourse and tapeta at Newcastle and Wolverhampton Racecourses – the only tapeta racing surfaces in Europe.

In 2013 ARC pioneered the All-Weather Championships which see horses compete throughout the winter for the chance of qualifying for a £1 million Finals Day on Good Friday at Lingfield Park. This initiative is helping raise the profile and prestige of all-weather racing in Great Britain.

ARC hosts racing at all levels of the sport from Class 7 through to Group 1s. Doncaster Racecourse is home to the world’s oldest Classic, the St Leger, run each year in September as part of the four-day St Leger Festival. Feature jumps races include the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle Racecourse, the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow Racecourse and Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter Racecourse.

As well as racing, ARC also operates a hotel at Wolverhampton Racecourse, a hotel, spa resort and golf course at Lingfield Park and The Border Minstrel public house at Newcastle Racecourse in the grounds of Gosforth Park. The Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse opened in September 2018.

ARC is a significant shareholder in the horseracing TV channel At The Races which is broadcast on the Sky platform to c.14 million homes, and a JV partner with Racing UK in GBI Racing which sells UK and Irish Racing to betting shop operators around the world.

ARC plays a pivotal role in British Racing. It is a shareholder in British Champions Series and Racecourse Data Company; a signatory to a British Horseracing Authority’s and Horsemen’s Group Prize Money Agreement; and on the boards of the Racecourse Association (“RCA”), Great British Racing (“GBR”) and British Champion Series (“BCS”).

In 2015 ARC set up The Racing Partnership. This limited company represents the media rights of the 15 ARC owned-racecourses and the 7 independent racecourses Fakenham, Ffos Las, Hexham, Newton Abbot, Plumpton, Ripon and Towcester.

In addition to racecourses ARC owns Newcastle and Sunderland Greyhound Stadia and looks after the media interests of the Greyhound Media Group (“GMG”).

ARC employs 650 permanent staff and engages with 3,500 casual staff for racing and events across its racecourses. Further information about ARC can be found at www.arenaracingcompany.co.uk.

About The Jockey Club:

The Jockey Club stages thrilling sporting occasions including the Randox Health Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Investec Derby. Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences on offer through racing, music, food and entertainment. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny made goes back into British Racing to help the sport thrive.

The Jockey Club was founded in 1750 and today is the largest commercial group in Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport (2017 turnover: £201.1 million), operating 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live and the charity, Racing Welfare. For more information visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

About Newbury Racecourse:

Newbury Racecourse held its first race in 1905 and has long been one of Britain’s leading tracks, staging up to 30 days of top class Jump and Flat racing annually, with at least one raceday in every month of the year.

On the Flat, Newbury’s high-quality programme includes the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes on May 19, with the Group One race over a mile worth £350,000. The highlight of Newbury’s Jump racing season is the £250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy, a handicap chase over an extended three and a quarter miles in December each year.

The racecourse is also a thriving events venue, hosting a huge range of activities including weddings, concerts, and conferences for 20 to 1,000 attendees for a wide spectrum of businesses and organisations in stunning surroundings. In addition, it runs a successful private nursery, providing a safe, happy and stimulating learning environment for many pre-school children.

Newbury is now home to a major housing development by David Wilson Homes, allowing people to live in a unique location alongside a world-renowned sporting venue, which also benefits from a Nuffield Health Club.

The racecourse now has its own 36-bedroom hotel, The Lodge, which opened in June, 2016.

The £20-million ‘heartspace’ redevelopment of the Racecourse, which began in 2016, is now in the final phase of its redevelopment. August, 2017 saw the new Eastern Entrance opened as well as a re-modelled pre-parade ring, which was first used in the spring along with an enlarged parade ring and winner’s enclosure with enhanced viewing for racegoers. The new Owners Club facility opened in November 2017.

For more details and tickets visit www.newburyracecourse.co.uk or call 01635 40015.

ARC Press Office

Telephone: 0207 802 5120

Mobile:

Fax: 0207 821 5088

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.arenaracingcompany.co.uk

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