UK Horseracing Organiser Hit by Football Impact

20 September 2006

ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND -- As reported by the (Irish) Sunday Business Post: "The UK's largest operator of horseracing fixtures blamed the distraction of the World Cup for a dip in form at its racecourse division today.

"Arena Leisure, which operates tracks at Wolverhampton, Lingfield Park, Royal Windsor, Southwell, Folkestone and Worcester, said the impact on attendances meant half-year profits for the arm fell 7.4% to £3.8m (€5.6m).

"...Arena said attendances were returning to normal levels, following disruption caused by the World Cup during June and the early part of July. The month of June normally accounts for around 30% of gates in the first half..."


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