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: Channel 4 wins Grand National, Derby and Royal Ascot rights

March 19, 2012

Channel 4 will become the exclusive broadcaster of British racing on terrestrial television from 2013, after winning the rights to screen all of the sport’s most prestigious events, including the Grand National, Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby.

The new four-year deal, reported to be worth up to £20m, will see all the crown jewels of the racing calendar switch to Channel 4 next year, ending the BBC’s long-standing association with televised racing that stretches back to the 1950’s.

The corporation said that it put in a competitive bid to retain the rights, but it was unable to match the offer that Channel 4 put forward.

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