Newbury Racecourse - Update on the Great Christmas Carnival
RNS Number : 9074M
Newbury Racecourse PLC
17 January 2023
 

  

 

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17 January 2023

NEWBURY RACECOURSE PLC

 

(the "Company")

 

Update on the Great Christmas Carnival

 

 

On 22 September 2022 the Company announced the launch of the Great Christmas Carnival at Newbury Racecourse in an agreement with Underbelly Limited ("Underbelly").

 

The Great Christmas Carnival (which ran from 25 November 2022 to 2 January 2023) was expected to create an important new revenue stream for the Company in the future. Following the Great Christmas Carnival finishing it has become apparent that due to a number of factors the event was not as well attended as expected, resulting in a material loss for both the Company and Underbelly. The final quantum of the Company's loss is currently being finalised with Underbelly and is subject to audit.

 

Notwithstanding other factors the Company's other core revenue streams during the year ended 31 December 2022 have performed in line with the Board's expectations and pre-COVID levels. As a result, the Company's board now expect that the Company will break even or make a small profit for the year ended 31 December 2022.

 

The Company expects to announce its results for the year ended 31 December 2022 in May 2023, at which point a further update will be made.

 

For further information please contact:

 

Newbury Racecourse plc                                                                              Tel: 01635 40015

Julian Thick, Chief Executive

 

Allenby Capital Limited (AQSE Corporate adviser)                                 Tel: 0203 328 5656

Nick Naylor / George Payne (Corporate Finance)                             

 

Hudson Sandler                                                                                             Tel: 0207 796 4133

Charlie Jack

 

 

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