Arena Racing Company (ARC) celebrates Super Saturday tomorrow, with three landmark fixtures at its courses - the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster, the start of the new and thrilling British All-Weather Championships at Wolverhampton and top jump action at Chepstow headlined by the Grade Two Totepool Mobile Persian War Novices Hurdle.
There is over £570,000 in prize money offered at the three ARC racecourses tomorrow (Saturday, October 26), with tremendous racing to be enjoyed by racegoers and viewers.
ARC is the largest racecourse operator in the UK, hosting nearly 40% of the fixture list. Fifteen racecourses make up the group including Bath, Brighton, Chepstow, Doncaster, Fontwell Park, Great Yarmouth, Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Royal Windsor, Sedgefield, Southwell, Uttoxeter, Wolverhampton and Worcester. The Group also manages Ffos Las in West Wales.
Doncaster Racecourse, the home of the final Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger, hosts the last big two-year-old race of the 2013 Flat season, the Racing Post Trophy, which has attracted 11 runners, including four unbeaten colts, in the 25th running for its sponsor.
Wolverhampton Racecourse, founded in 1887, has staged All-Weather racing since 1993 and is the starting point for the new British All-Weather Championships, which have seen ARC invest over £2 million more into prize money between October 26 and Good Friday, April 18, 2014, when Finals Day, with £1 million on offer, will be staged for the first time at Lingfield Park.
Chepstow, best known for staging the Coral Welsh National, has always had good race programmes at the start of the jump season and tomorrow demonstrates that. Both the Grade Two Totepool Mobile Persian War Novices Hurdle and the Grade Three Totequickpick Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle form part of a seven-race card.
Jim Allen, Racing Director of ARC, commented today: The nice thing about tomorrow is we have the best Flat contest on the turf at Doncaster, excellent quality jump action at Chepstow and the start of the new All-Weather Championships at Wolverhampton - something across all three forms of racing.
We put on lots of major racedays at our courses, but tomorrow is unique for us in having first-class racing across three racecourses.
There will be Classic pointers at Doncaster with the final British Group One race of the year, the Racing Post Trophy, while Chepstow marks the start of the jump season proper and a new era in All-Weather racing commences at Wolverhampton.