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Nevin Truesdale takes the reins as Jockey Club CEO

Nevin Truesdale takes the reins as Jockey Club CEO

Nevin Truesdale, the ‘acting’ Group Chief Executive of The Jockey Club, will assume the position on a permanent basis from 1 January 2021. Truesdale has led the company in an ‘acting’ capacity since the end of August after former-CEO Delia Bushell stepped down following an independent inquiry which upheld allegations of ‘gross misconduct’. Celebrating his new role, Truesdale said: “The …

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Bookmakers support racing with additional streaming and data fees

Bookmakers have agreed to offer a much-needed cash boost for horseracing during the second coronavirus lockdown, after confirming that they will pay additional fees on existing streaming and data deals until 2 December. The extra revenue from online operators will help racecourses to make up for some of the funding shortfall caused by the widespread closure of betting shops in …

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ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal

British racing will remain on ITV until 2023 after the broadcaster signed a new agreement with Racecourse Media Group, Ascot Racecourse and Arena Racing Company. The new deal will bring 94 days of racing to its viewers across ITV’s main channel, ITV4 and the ITV Hub. Additionally, ITV Racing’s magazine preview programme, the Opening Show, will continue each Saturday and …

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College OTT FloSports secures Gold Cup coverage with HBA Media

Texas-based OTT Platform FloSports.tv (FloSports) is set to significantly increase its international horseracing content after securing a premier package agreement with HBA Media. The Austin-based streaming service has secured a media package covering international racing’s most valuable events, including the $20 million Saudi Cup, the Dubai Racing World Cup, Cheltenham Festival’s Gold Cup and Australia’s Turf Club’s Golden Slipper race. FloSports …

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RMG optimistic following glorious Goodwood success

The partnership between Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Goodwood Racecourse led to the successful broadcasting of last week’s Qatar ‘Glorious’ Goodwood Festival.  The five-day meeting, which was broadcast worldwide, had attracted additional interest from North America, and with the sport seemingly growing in popularity in that region of the world, organisers are hoping the increased interest continues. When asked about …

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Racecourse Media Group strengthens Director Board with three appointments

UK Racing media rights holding firm Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has strengthened its directorial board through appointing Jim Mullen and Britt Boeskov as independent non-executive directors. The new appointments come as a bid to facilitate further understanding of the regulatory challenges that face the gaming industry in 2019, with hopes that Mullen and Boeskov will help provide strategic advice at …

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RMG appoints ‘sports & entertainment pro’ Roger Lewis as new Chairman

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has today confirmed the promotion of Roger Lewis as new Chairman, leading governance initiatives for the umbrella organisation representing 37 racecourses. Lewis the former Head of BBC Radio 1, had previously served RMG as a senior independent non-executive advisor (2012-2018) and is expected to take full Chairman duties from January 2019. Updating stakeholders, RMG governance backs …

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RMG unites with SIS and Perform for Australian racing dispersal

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has announced an alliance with Sports Information Services (SIS) and Perform, for the European distribution of Australian horse racing. Set to be shown exclusively across the continent’s betting shops, as well as via online operators and Racing UK, RMG is the chosen distribution partner of Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) and Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA). As …

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All change in Irish racing

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Dismay and despair has greeted news, revealed by The Racing Post, that coverage of Irish racing is set to leave At The Races (ATR) for Racing UK at the start of 2019. Stakeholders throughout the sport have reacted with concern following the revelation, with a huge uncertainty over the profile of the sport one major issue cited. At The Races, …

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RMG and SIS extends partnership to international level

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Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Sports Information Services (SIS) have announced an extension to its existing licensed betting offices (LBO) partnership, encompass international pool betting and fixed odds rights on both retail and online. A new five year deal has been agreed from April 1, encompassing the distribution of audio-visual pictures and data to LBOs across Great Britain and Ireland, …

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