Horseracing

ITV Racing to broadcast ARC’s Racing League

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced that ITV Racing will serve as the dual broadcaster of the Racing League, alongside Sky Sports Racing. Launched in 2021, the Racing League is the £2 million team racing competition of ARC that is held over six Thursday evening fixtures across the UK’s leading racetracks. The 2022 Racing League will commence on 4 August …

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BtoBet: French data suggests horse racing ‘renaissance’

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Online horse racing betting in France rose substantially last year, suggesting a potential ‘renaissance’ of the sport, according to BtoBet. As part of the Aspire Global brand’s ‘Horse Racing Betting Focus’, it pointed to the latest yearly data available for France, as reported by l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ). Total stakes on horse racing betting in France reached nearly €1.5 …

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UK racing expands support for Diversity & Inclusion commitments

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has secured a commitment from UK racing’s nine leading organisations to support and strengthen its Diversity and Inclusion Programme.  Leading racetrack operators Arena Racing Company and The Jockey Club have pledged their support to expand UK racing’s D&I programme that is stewarded by The Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG). The programme will be further …

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ITV and RMG schedule Sky Bet Racing Sunday Series for 2022 return

The Sky Bet Sunday Series is set to return in 2022, with coverage set to be provided by the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and ITV, providing free-to-air broadcasting. Outlining a collective objective of presenting ‘compelling and competitive racing’ targeting a new audience of Sunday viewers, the triple partnership aims to build on constructive 2021 results for the series.  Six of …

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RMG renews distribution contract with Dubai Racing Club

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has signed a two-year extension agreement with the Dubai Racing Club, covering production and distribution of horse racing content. The contract renewal will see RMG continue to provide on-course coverage of all fixtures at the Meydan Racecourse over the next two horse racing seasons, with support from Timeline Television. Martin Stevenson, CEO of RMG, said: “We …

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UK Racing begins research project on environmental and sustainability impacts

The leadership bodies of UK racing have commissioned an initial assessment of the sport’s progress on environmental and sustainability factors to help support racing’s long-term planning for all stakeholders. Announced by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), racing leaders require a ‘clearer overall picture of current environmental activity’ registered across the sport’s value chain components of breeding, training, racing, equine travel, …

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BresBet secures sponsorship of community horse racing radio programme

In a continuation of its horse racing focused product-orientation and marketing, BresBet has announced support for a programme centred around the sport on a community radio station Three Valleys Radio. Three Valleys is a community sports programme developed by and for followers of National League team Yeovil Town FC, located in horse racing heartlands in the the Southwest of England.  …

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Kindred backs ‘Racing is Everyone’s Sport’ via Unibet

Kindred has made a commitment to support Great British Racing’s (GBR)‘Racing is Everyone’s Sport’ inclusivity campaign, in a strengthening of its CSR initiatives. The international Nasdaq Stockholm-registered gambling group’s Unibet sports betting operator served as the sponsor of the Unibet Becher Chase Day at Liverpool’s Aintree Stadium on Saturday. In doing so, Unibet encouraged jockeys participating in the race to …

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Entain secures racing coverage until 2026 under SIS and RMG renewal

Entain has extended its horse racing streaming tripartite partnership with SIS (Sports Information Services) and the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) until 2026. The contract renewal has seen the FTSE100 gambling group secure media feeds from 35 British racecourses for its Ladbrokes and Coral retail holdings. RMG extended its own contracts with the 35 racetracks in question earlier this year under …

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