RACING: Welsh Grand National switches from BBC to Channel 4 after postponement

December 24, 2012

The Welsh Grand National meeting at Chepstow has been postponed until January 5 due to a waterlogged track.

Racecourse officials called an inspection on Christmas Eve following recent heavy rain, but with further downpours forecast in the coming days they were left with little option but to call off the meeting which was due to be run on December 27.

The Welsh National meeting was due to be the last televised racing broadcast by the BBC before exclusive terrestrial TV rights to UK horse racing transfers to Channel 4 from New Year’s Day.

With the race now being rescheduled, presenter Clare Balding confirmed on Twitter that Channel 4 will now cover the race as part of their programme on Saturday, January 5.

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FOOTBALL: FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifiers – Live on ITV1 & Sky Sports

October 10, 2012

The road to Brazil continues this week as the latest qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup take place on Friday, October 12, and Tuesday, October 16.

England’s match against San Marino and their away trip to Poland will both be shown live on ITV1, and the highly anticipated home nations clash between Wales and Scotland in Cardiff is exclusively live on Sky Sports.

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