Arena Racing Company

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Northern Racing
Industry Leisure, Horse racing
Predecessor Arena Leisure, Northern Racing
Founded 2012
Headquarters United Kingdom
Key people
Michael Howard, Baron Howard of Lympne (Chairman)
Owner David and Simon Reuben via Reuben Brothers

Arena Racing Company, also called ARC Racing and Leisure Group is a UK private company, created in 2012 by the merger of Arena Leisure and Northern Racing.[1] It owns and operates 15 racecourses in Great Britain, accounting for 39% of British racing fixtures.[2] It also operates hotels at Wolverhampton Racecourse and Lingfield Park Racecourse and golf courses at Lingfield, Southwell and Newcastle.[2] Since the merger, they have closed two of their racecourses - Hereford and Folkestone to much concern in the racing industry.[3]


  1. ^ Brooks, Charlie (25 November 2012). "The shadow behind the British Horseracing Authority's good news on prize money". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Arena Leisure Company". Arena Leisure Company. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Lysaght, Cornelius (16 December 2012). "Hereford and Folkestone closures are bad news for horse racing". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 

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