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: Cheltenham Festival 2012 on Channel 4

March 5, 2012

Get ready for the famous Cheltenham roar as the annual racing extravaganza returns to our screens, with extensive live coverage on Channel 4.

The coliseum in the Cotswolds will once again play host to the climax of a the jump season. Featuring the best horses, jockeys and trainers, the Cheltenham Festival is considered by many within the sport to be pinnacle of racing on these shores.

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