The High Court has found in favour of Arena Racing Company (ARC) and The Racing Partnership (TRP) in their claim against sport data provider Sports Information Services (SIS).

The claim relates to live Raceday Data which TRP has the exclusive right to distribute to retail bookmakers and other betting operators.

Customers including William Hill, Paddy Power and the majority of independent operators are contracted directly with TRP to receive a media rights package, comprising live data and audio-visual coverage of fixtures from six racecourses (Doncaster, Lingfield Park, Southwell, Royal Windsor, Wolverhampton and Worcester).

The retail estates of Ladbrokes, Coral and Betfred did not contract with TRP to secure a lawful supply of live data and TV coverage from these racecourses, instead using SIS to compile data from the Tote’s presence on-course and other sources to create an unofficial service.

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