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Novibet to Sponsor Lingfield Park Oaks and Derby Trials

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Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) are delighted to confirm Novibet as new sponsors of the Lingfield Park Oaks and Derby Trials, scheduled to take place on Saturday 8 May.

The fixture is an early season highlight for racing fans looking for clues for the upcoming Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Downs, with Novibet taking race names across the day. The 2019 renewals saw the winners of both Lingfield races go on to Classic glory at Epsom, in Derby winner Anthony van Dyck, trained by Aidan O’Brien and Oaks winner Anapurna, trained by John Gosden.

George Gerakanakis, International Affiliate Manager at Novibet said, “We are thrilled to sponsor the prestigious Novibet Derby and Oaks Trials at Lingfield, as preparation for two of the biggest races in the calendar. It is a privilege to be connected with these two races as it marks our biggest race sponsorship to date, as we look to establish our brand in the UK and grow our connection with British racing.”

David Leyden Dunbar, Director of Partnerships at ARC, said, “The Derby and Oaks Trials are the highlight of the flat turf season at Lingfield Park, and we are delighted to welcome Novibet in to support the day. Novibet is a brand we have been pleased to work with before, but it is great to see them develop their sponsorship portfolio in British racing with this deal.”

The Novibet Derby and Oaks Trials will take place at Lingfield Park on Saturday 8 May. Live action from the fixture, including the Novibet Derby and Oaks Trials will be broadcast by both ITV Racing and Sky Sports Racing.

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Sam Cone
Head of Communications and Public Affairs
Arena Racing Company
Office: 020 7802 5120
Mobile: 07920 404 296
Email: [email protected]

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About Novibet:

Novibet is the leading online betting UK and international site, combining the values of traditional sports betting with the latest advances in internet technology. We ensure that you always get the best sports coverage, with up to the minute updates on top events in real time so you never miss out on the action.

About ARC:
Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) is the largest racecourse operator in the UK.

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.

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

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 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 Cazoo St Leger, run each year in September as part of the four-day Cazoo St Leger Festival as well as the final Group 1 of the year in Britain, the Vertem Futurity Trophy. Feature jumps races include the Grade 1 Betfair Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle Racecourse, the Coral 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 Sky Sports Racing which is broadcast on the Sky platform to c.14 million homes.

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 16 ARC owned-racecourses and the five independent racecourses Fakenham, Hexham, Newton Abbot, Plumpton and Ripon.

Further information about ARC can be found at

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