British horse racing bodies unite
The Racing Partnership and the Federation of Racecourse Bookmakers have sealed a new deal.
This arrangement means The Racing Partnership – which represents 22 racecourses in the United Kingdom – will now have exclusive access to prices set by on-course bookies represented by the FRB.
With the deal set to run until the end of 2019, it will come into effect on the 1st January 2017 at Lingfield Park, Doncaster, Wolverhampton, Royal Windsor, Southwell and Worcester.
In addition to these independent venues, the nine Arena Racing Company courses that the TRP oversees will become subject to the deal in the very near future.
“I am delighted the FRB and TRP have been able to agree this deal, that has enabled us to provide TRP with the data generated by the leading on-course bookmakers who operate across the TRP estate,” enthused FRB director Robin Grossmith.
TRP director Mark Kingston was equally bullish: “TRP has always wanted to contract with all on course bookmakers that stand on its racecourses. The agreement with the FRB, together with the deal with the BRBA announced earlier in the year, means exactly that.
“As a result, TRP will be the only source of official race day data to the off-course market.”