30 March 2011
Fontwell Park has won a prestigious industry award.
The West Sussex racecourse was voted ‘Racecourse of the Year’ at the Betview Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Tuesday night. More than 700 guests attended the awards that were hosted by Clare Balding and World Cup winner Will Greenwood.
Fontwell Park had been shortlisted along with Lingfield Park and last year’s winners Punchestown. The award is presented to the racecourse which provides the best experience for the betting and racing public.
More than £8.5m has been invested at Fontwell Park since Northern Racing purchased the course in 2002. Last year saw the opening of £6.5m 888sport Premier Grandstand which offers some of the best racecourse facilities in the country.
The course has experienced significant increases in hospitality, sponsorship and conference/wedding business in recent years as well as growth in attendances.
Fontwell Park General Manager Phil Bell said:” We are delighted to have been recognised by the betting industry for our investment in the business and customer service.”
Betview was launched in 2007 as the monthly business to business magazine for the betting industry. The Betview Awards reward and recognise the outstanding achievement, ingenuity and innovation happening across the UK and Republic of Ireland betting and gaming trade.
For further information, please contact:
Fontwell Park, General Manager – Phil Bell on 01243 543335 or firstname.lastname@example.org