RaceTech is proud to announce a new long-term partnership agreement with Chester Racecourse and
its sister track Bangor-On-Dee.

Chester Racecourse is the oldest operational racecourse in the World, staging the Boodles May
Festival, home to many prestigious races, including the Chester Vase, Cheshire Oaks and the Chester
Cup. Bangor-On-Dee, meanwhile, is North Wales’ only racecourse and stages jumps racing all-year

The new partnership spans five years covering all outside broadcast requirements, racecourse TV
(RCTV) and media services. Also included is the provision of raceday integrity services such as photo
finish, race timing and starting stalls.

RaceTech CEO John Bozza expressed his delight at the new signing saying, “We are very pleased to
extend our long association with both courses. Chester is a stunning and unique racecourse hosting
many quality days on the famous Roodee and Bangor-On-Dee stands out as a year-round jumps track
with its own special charm and characteristics.

“We look forward to using advanced technology and innovation to maximise the quality and content
of their outside broadcasts and providing enhanced RCTV production to benefit audience
communication and interaction.”

Steve Davies, Chief Operating Officer at Chester Race Company, which owns both racecourses, said:

“We are really pleased to have signed a new long-term contract with RaceTech to provide their
broadcast expertise and deliver essential raceday services to Chester and Bangor-On-Dee. RaceTech
continue to innovate in the industry, and we are looking forward to maximising the benefits of their
technology and coverage to continue showcasing our amazing racecourses and enhancing the oncourse
experience for all our guests.”

For further information please contact:
Kate Hills
Head of Public Relations, RaceTech
Email khills@racetech.co.uk
T: 07813 947201

RaceTech and Ascot Racecourse (ARL) are delighted to announce a renewed long-term partnership
covering an extensive range of services at the world-famous Berkshire course.
The new agreement which starts immediately, will see RaceTech continue to provide full outside
broadcast facilities, integrity coverage, in-house programming and other essential racecourse services
such as photo finish, race timing and the starting stalls operation. The newly signed extension, which
flows through to 2027, also encompasses RaceTech’s provision of additional OB resource to produce
separate upgraded Ascot broadcast productions for fixtures including the five-day Royal Ascot
meeting in June.
John Bozza, RaceTech CEO, said: “We are extremely pleased to have secured this recent extension
with Ascot Racecourse and everyone at RaceTech is proud of the excellent relationship we have
developed, having worked together for many years.
“We look forward to supporting this next contract cycle and building on our reputation as the technical
service provider of choice for UK racing with innovation very much at the forefront.”
Felicity Barnard, Commercial Director and Deputy CEO, Ascot Racecourse, said: “RaceTech have been,
are and will continue to be a key partner in bringing Ascot programming to millions around the world.
We are delighted to renew and extend our long-term partnership and look forward to collectively
bringing industry leading broadcasts to our global audience.”

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One of RaceTech’s longest serving and most popular Starting Stalls Handlers, Team Leader – Paul Crooks 62, has decided to hang up his boots after 38 years.

As an accomplished horseman, Paul is well known in racing circles and especially popular and respected by jockeys.  His calmness and skill in loading horses at the start of races is key to the day-to-day operation.  As Team Leader for many years, he has overseen the starts at thousands of race meetings mainly in the north of England, where he will load for the last time at Haydock on Saturday.

Paul commented, “It’s the right time to stop, I’m still young enough and fit to do other things.  I’ve got some great memories and made some very good friends.  38 years with RaceTech is a long time but it has been an amazing career and of course I will miss the gang and doing the job. Having said that, I intend to go racing with my family and I am sure I’ll keep in touch with the RaceTech team, we’re a close bunch”.

Andy Peverell, Head of Stalls Operations at RaceTech expressed his gratitude to Paul saying, “I would like to thank Paul personally and on behalf of RaceTech for all his hard work and dedication, we wish him a long and happy retirement.  His career has spanned over a very impressive 38 years, where he has managed the stalls teams in the North of England and Scotland for the past 20 years”.

John Bozza RaceTech CEO added, “Paul is a very popular highly respected member of the team, an asset to the company, a true professional and organised Team Leader always happy to share his skill and experience with trainees and others.  Everyone at RaceTech wishes him well for the future, and we’ll be keeping in touch”.