RACING: Racing UK takes Ascot from At The Races

December 17, 2012

Racing UK will gain a hugely significant addition to its roster of televised tracks following a decision by Ascot to award them the broadcast rights for all events at the famous racecourse from June 2014.

The country’s premier venue, home to Royal Ascot every June, will link up with Racecourse Media Group, the parent company of Racing UK which already broadcasts action from the majority of the UK’s major racecourses, including Cheltenham, Aintree, Epsom, Newmarket, York and Goodwood.

The move is a significant setback for rival channel At The Races, which has held the rights to Ascot race meetings since 2004, and is now left with a portfolio mainly consisting of middle and low-grade courses.

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RACING: QIPCO British Champions Day 2012 – Live on BBC One

October 15, 2012

The climax to the QIPCO British Champions Series takes place this Saturday as Flat racing’s end-of-season championship event at Ascot crowns the best horses of 2012.

QIPCO British Champions Day brings the curtain down on an exciting and historic season, with the headlines set to be dominated by what is probably the final appearance of the feted Frankel, regarded in some quarters as the best racehorse in history.

BBC Sport will have all the action covered on what promises to be a memorable occasion for thousands of racegoers and fans on Saturday, October 20.

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RACING: Royal Ascot 2012 – Live on BBC TV

June 13, 2012

The pinnacles of sport and fashion collide once again at Royal Ascot, the world’s most famous flat race meeting, with extensive coverage for the last time on BBC Television.

A national institution and one of the centrepieces of the British social calendar, Ascot’s flagship event is more than just a race meeting for the thousands that gather at the famous racecourse each year.

Its unique blend of tradition, pageantry, fashion and style make it one of the most eagerly anticipated occasions of the summer, and BBC TV has coverage 24 of the 30 races live on BBC One or BBC Two, with the remaining races behind the Red Button.

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