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The future of Hereford Racecourse – A positive start but a long race to run

Representatives of Herefordshire Council and Arena Racing Company met today to discuss the future of Herefordshire Racecourse.

Positive and constructive discussions took place and it was agreed to continue these discussions to establish whether a solution can be found which will enable the continuation of racing at Hereford.

Cllr John Jarvis, leader of Herefordshire Council said: “I am pleased that our discussions will be continuing and the council remains committed to the continuation of racing at Hereford.  I believe that all parties share in this objective.”

Tony Kelly, Managing Director of Arena Racing Company said: “We have had a positive meeting with Herefordshire Council, who have offered to explore a longer term lease.  We will work with the council throughout the remainder of 2012 and into next year to explore whether this is a viable option for the racecourse.”