ARC upgrades greyhound capacity by acquiring Nottingham stadium

first_img Submit Related Articles Arena Racing Company (ARC) has moved to expand its UK racetrack portfolio by acquiring the Nottingham Greyhound Stadium.A member of the British Afternoon Greyhound Service (“BAGS”), Nottingham Greyhound Stadium hosts 154 fixtures per year. Nottingham joins the ARC’s growing portfolio of Greyhound Stadia, alongside The Belle Vue Newcastle and The Perry Barr Sunderland.  In total, 55% of all 1619 annual BAGS fixtures will now be run at ARC Stadia and broadcast live via The Racing Partnership (“TRP”).In addition to the acquisition, Director of Nottingham Greyhound Stadium Rachel Corden has been appointed ARC Greyhound Operations Director to oversee the business and commercial operations of the five greyhound stadia in the group.Corden will report directly into ARC Racing Division Managing Director Mark Spincer.Spincer said: “We are very pleased to bring Nottingham into the ARC group, further demonstrating our commitment to British Greyhound Racing.  As the home of the Greyhound Derby and a stalwart of the BAGS broadcast service, Nottingham is a popular venue that fits incredibly well into our group.“Given Rachel’s extensive experience in the greyhound racing industry, we couldn’t be happier to appoint her Greyhound Operations Director within our Racing Division.  I am sure that her years of experience of running Nottingham, and of British greyhound racing, in general, will be of huge benefit to ARC as our commitment to the sport continues to grow.”Corden added: “I am really looking forward to taking up my new role as Operations Director for ARC’s five greyhound stadia and to working with Mark Spincer and the established teams at all ARC’s greyhound stadia.“Nottingham stadium has been in my family for many decades and we have always been brilliantly served by a wonderful team of staff, trainers, owners and sponsors. I would like to give huge thanks to the whole team at Nottingham for their loyalty and excellent work over the many years and I look forward to continuing to work with them all moving forward.” Share ARC limits COVID-19 impacts with financial support for greyhound trainers March 27, 2020 Share ARC continues financial support for greyhound trainers during COVID-19 shutdown April 15, 2020 StumbleUpon ARC temporarily suspends ‘uneconomical’ Belle Vue meetings  June 10, 2020last_img read more

6 children hospitalised after school bus smash-up

first_img– several others injured Six children ranging in age from three years to 10 years were admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) for injuries they sustained in a three-vehicle smash-up that occurred on Thursday at around 08:50h on the Rising Sun public road, West Coast Berbice.Based on information received, minibuses BHH 5558 (school bus), BNN 8359 and BTT 2426 were travelling in a westerly direction when the driver of BTT 2426 attempted to overtake BNN 8359 but realised that a motor car was coming towards him. He attempted to return into his lane but collided with BNN 8359 and BHH 5558.The accident scene on Thursday morningThis collision caused BNN 8359 and BTT 2426 to topple; while BHH 5558, transporting pre-school, nursery and primary-aged students to a private school in Golden Fleece, was hit from the side and back.More than 20 pupils were rushed to the Mahaicony Regional Hospital, but six who were suffering from open head wounds and broken limbs were referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital in a conscious state.Frantic relatives of the injured children converged on the GPHC, some completely oblivious to the nature of their child’s injuries.Tomeka Glasgow, mother of 5-year-old Renaiya Glasgow who allegedly suffered a sprained arm and several broken fingers, was visibly distressed at her daughter’s tears and pain, but told Guyana Times that the doctors were attentive.And the worried mother of 5-year-old Malachi Duncan told this publication her mother informed her of the accident, and when she rushed to the Mahaicony Hospital, her son had already been transferred to the GPHC, since he had sustained severe injuries to his back, and his head was bleeding profusely.Members of other families sat in front of the GPHC’s Accident and Emergency Unit crying and praying. Police informed this publication that the three drivers were all taken into custody and are assisting with investigations.Guyana Times was also told that, as at Thursday afternoon, police were still awaiting feedback from the GPHC as to the extent of the injuries of the six children who were admitted.  (Ramona Luthi)last_img read more