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Horse racing - 30 Sep 2002
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Breeders’ Cup Limited and Guinness today announced that an agreement in principle has been reached for Guinness to become a sponsor of NTRA/Breeders’ Cup and the $13 million Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.
Horse racing - 19 Sep 2002
attheraces, the horseracing media rights company owned equally by Channel 4, BskyB and Arena Leisure, is to carry advertisements and sponsorship having completed a three-year performance-related deal with Dolphin Television Ltd.
Horse racing - 18 Jul 2002
Robert Hughes CBE, the Levy Board Chairman, reveals in the 2002 Annual Report of the Horserace Betting Levy Board, issued today, Thursday, July 18, that the Levy will both benefit and lose out after April 1, 2003, from the new commercial agreements in racing.
Horse racing - 02 Jul 2002
The release of audience figures for attheraces's digital TV channel (Sky 418) for June, its second month on air since launching on 1 May, has revealed a new peak audience of 270,111 on Saturday 29 June. This exceeds its peak audience in May of 237,351.
Horse racing - 05 Jun 2002
attheraces today announced the appointment of Ian Hogg as Chief Operating Officer.
Horse racing - 29 May 2002
The first set of audience figures for the attheraces digital channel (Sky Channel 418) were released today for the first four weeks on air, the period 1 - 27 May 2002, following the launch of the channel on 1st May.
Horse racing - 28 May 2002
attheraces, the horseracing media rights company owned equally by Channel 4, BSkyB and Arena Leisure, has secured an agreement with Satellite Information Services (SIS) to provide live racing pictures and audio from its 49 contracted racecourses to a number of overseas jurisdictions.
Horse racing - 02 May 2002
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Triple Crown Productions and ESPN reached an agreement to renew multiple horseracing series and special event programming through 2008, the three organizations announced today.
Horse racing - 01 May 2002
attheraces, the horseracing media rights company, today (1 May 2002) launched its digital television channel, broadcasting racing from the premier 49 British racecourses.
Horse racing - 25 Apr 2002
The British Horseracing Board (BHB) today announced plans for a major restructuring of its Board.
Horse racing - 17 Apr 2002
Ladbrokes, William Hill, Coral, Stanleys and Dones today each signed five-year deals with the British Horseracing Board for the commercial use of data for their British betting shops as well as their telephone and internet operations.
Horse racing - 09 Apr 2002
BHB Chairman, Peter Savill, commenting on reports that he and Managing Director Commercial, Nigel Smith had had meetings last week with bookmakers to discuss a deal for data and pictures, said today:
Horse racing - 14 Mar 2002
Orad Hi-Tec Systems Ltd. (Ger-man Neuer Markt, WKN: 928 634), world leader in broadcast graphics and sports technologies, announced today that it signed a 3.6 million US-Dollar deal with The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), the world’s largest racing jurisdictions with annual revenues exceeding 10 billion US-Dollar.
Horse racing - 12 Mar 2002
UK sports sponsorship and marketing specialists, Sporting Frontiers today (11 March 2002) announced the launch of the William Hill Eye, which has its first outing at Cheltenham racecourse and on Channel 4 Racing on Tuesday 12 March.
Horse racing - 07 Mar 2002
Alberto-Culver today reached an agreement in principle with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and Breeders' Cup Limited to renew its presenting sponsorship of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, one of eight races comprising the $13 million Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. Alberto-Culver has been a Breeders' Cup sponsor for 14 years, most recently in connection with the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, for which it was presenting sponsor in 2000 a
Horse racing - 05 Mar 2002
Interactive agency tentendigital has been appointed by attheraces to set-up its interactive digital TV (iDTV) betting service. tenten is providing creative and technical services covering the template design and functionality of the user interface.
Horse racing - 01 Feb 2002
RBI Promotions Ltd have joined forces with the National Sporting Club to create the ultimate Cheltenham Preview Evening. The event will be staged at the Cafe Royal on Thursday 7th March.
Horse racing - 01 Feb 2002
RBI Promotions Ltd have joined forces with the National Sporting Club to create the ultimate Cheltenham Preview Evening. The event will be staged at the Cafe Royal on Thursday 7th March.
Horse racing - 28 Jan 2002
The Chairman of the Dubai Racing Club, Mr Ali Khamis Al Jafleh, and the Chairman of the Melbourne Racing Club, Mr Kevin Hayes today announced the formation of a partnership creating a new era in international horse racing.
Horse racing - 25 Jan 2002
Greg Nichols, General Manager of Racing Victoria and the man responsible for the past three years for the ever increasing popularity of the Melbourne Cup, has been appointed Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Board.
Horse racing - 14 Jan 2002
attheraces is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Higgins as Head of Programming for its interactive digital television channel scheduled to be launched in May 2002.
Horse racing - 10 Jan 2002
Keith Brown Chairman of the Racecourse Association [RCA] has used his annual New Year's message to Britain's 59 racecourses to highlight both the achievements of 2001 and the increasing uncertainty that faces racing in 2002.
Horse racing - 20 Dec 2001
Construction equipment giant JCB will make its debut as a sponsor of horseracing by backing the Grade One JCB Triumph Hurdle, which is run at Cheltenham Racecourse on the last day of the National Hunt Festival, Thursday, March 14, 2002.
Horse racing - 18 Dec 2001
attheraces, the horseracing media-rights company, which launched the attheraces.co.uk website last week, today announced a £2 million marketing agreement involving THE SUPER 12 racecourses - Aintree, Ascot, Cheltenham, Doncaster, Epsom, Goodwood, Haydock, Kempton, Newbury, Newmarket, Sandown and York.
Horse racing - 17 Dec 2001
TWI, the programming arm of Mark McCormack's IMG, has brokered a deal which returns live French Horseracing to the BBC in a 5 year terrestrial contract
Horse racing - 11 Dec 2001
attheraces, the horseracing media rights company, today launched its racing information and betting website, which precedes the launch of the attheraces digital television channel next May.
Horse racing - 22 Nov 2001
An industry forum will be held on Wednesday 5 December 2001 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, St James, London to look into procedures for the reporting of on-course betting markets.
Horse racing - 22 Nov 2001
attheraces plc today announced that its website www.attheraces.co.uk has successfully completed extensive testing and audit procedures with the Tote. The Company is therefore launching the site on Tuesday, 11th December.
Horse racing - 19 Nov 2001
BBC Worldwide and attheraces have concluded a groundbreaking deal for BBC Worldwide to handle the non-betting international broadcast distribution rights for all race meetings held at 49 British racecourses contracted to attheraces.
Horse racing - 08 Nov 2001
Award-winning Californian winemakers Ernest & Julio Gallo have announced their first ever horse race sponsorship which will see the running of the Ernest & Julio Gallo Trophy at Cheltenham next Friday (November 16). The £20,000-added two-mile handicap chase will be the supporting feature on the day, with live television coverage on Channel Four Racing.
Horse racing - 24 Oct 2001
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Breeders' Cup Limited and NBC Sports have agreed to a four-year extension that will keep the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on NBC through 2005, officials from the organizations announced today at a Times Square press conference.
Horse racing - 15 Oct 2001
The British Horseracing Board today reaffirmed its desire to secure a satisfactory comprehensive settlement covering the levy and the commercial mechanism (including pictures for UK betting shops) by 31st October 2001. But BHB will only agree to such a settlement if a number of key conditions are met.
Horse racing - 25 Sep 2001
The Chairman of World Racing Championships Ltd, Mr J E Bassett III, announced on Friday 21 September that, following discussions with Emirates, it had been mutually agreed that - in the current international climate - the sponsorship by the airline of the Emirates World Series will conclude at the end of the current contract (31 December 2001).
Horse racing - 19 Sep 2001
Super 12 Racing, the new company set up to promote the collective commercial rights of Britain’s top 12 racecourses, has appointed Sportsworld Media Group as its exclusive sponsorship agency.
Horse racing - 14 Sep 2001
The Press Association (PA) has been appointed official collector and distributor of on-course information by the British Horseracing Board (BHB) and the Racecourse Association (RCA). The service, which comes into effect on May 1 2002, will include live betting services and results.
Horse racing - 31 Aug 2001
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has appointed Robert Hughes for a second term as Chairman of the Horserace Betting Levy Board.
Horse racing - 16 Aug 2001
James Halley will join BHB as Finance Director next month, as the Board continues to prepare for the assumption of key additional commercial responsibilities. Halley, who will turn 36 before taking up his position on 17th September, will report to Managing Director Chris Reynolds.
Horse racing - 14 Aug 2001
attheraces CEO Chris Stoddart today announced the appointment of three additional members of his senior management team to supplement the recruitment of Marketing Director Gavin Bisdee.
Horse racing - 01 Aug 2001
Horseracing’s media rights company previously known as Go Racing has today (Wednesday, 1st August) unveiled its new company name and brand identity – ‘attheraces’.
Horse racing - 18 Jul 2001
Go Racing is delighted to announce the appointment of Gavin Bisdee as its Marketing Director
Horse racing - 22 Jun 2001
Racing’s ability to move forward as a unified industry and to maximise the value of its rights took a major step forward last night when the BHB Board approved the revised Future Funding Plan for the industry and agreed the terms and conditions on which it would grant data licences to Go Racing.
Horse racing - 22 Jun 2001
Chris Stoddart, CEO for Go Racing said: 'Go Racing and its shareholders (Arena Leisure, BSkyB, Channel 4) welcome the British Horseracing Board’s approval of our proposal. We believe that new value will be generated for all parties in racing as a result.
Horse racing - 20 Jun 2001
An intensive period of negotiations has taken place over recent days, involving the lead advisers, negotiators and key principals of both The British Horseracing Board (BHB) which have included Peter Savill, Chairman of the BHB and Go Racing.
Horse racing - 18 Jun 2001
Christopher Stoddart CEO for Go Racing commented: 'Go Racing is disappointed that an agreement could not be reached with the BHB regarding a pre race data licence. Our offer to the industry last November was for all rights, present and future.
Horse racing - 14 Jun 2001
Go Racing, whose shareholders are Channel4, BskyB, Arena Leisure, and who have been involved in negotiations with racing for two years, today announced that a major condition of their Agreement with 49 racecourses, namely the supply of pre-race data by the BHB, has not been fulfilled.
Horse racing - 14 Jun 2001
Go Racing, at a meeting with BHB this afternoon, advised that it found BHB’s standard terms and conditions for its data unacceptable.
Horse racing - 01 Jun 2001
Following a Board meeting this morning BHB Chairman, Peter Savill, said: 'After a lengthy review of the current position in respect of the Go Racing contract, the Board unanimously concluded that it is in the best interests of Racing for it to continue to operate an open direct licensing policy for all users of its pre-race data'.
Horse racing - 23 May 2001
Channel 4 Television is delighted to announce the signing of a one-year deal for UK terrestrial rights to French horseracing. The centrepiece of this deal will be live coverage of the Arc weekend.
Horse racing - 18 May 2001
The international television rights to the 2001 Epsom Derby have been secured by BBC Worldwide in a deal with United Racecourses.
Horse racing - 14 May 2001
By the expiry of Go Racing's Friday 11th May 2001 deadline, the consortium is delighted to confirm that a further 17 British racecourses have joined forces with Go Racing.
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