Tag Archives: racing uk

HBF survey highlights areas for improvement in the industry

A Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) survey published earlier this week has identified a number of factors which set out the ways the horseracing industry and associated betting activities can be improved. The survey, which received 1024 responses, was created to gain a cross-sectional view of the racing industry from bettors with the hope of using the survey to prioritise future …

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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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Israel government settles GBI Racing contract termination

Having implemented a federal ban on horseracing wagering, the government of Israel has settled its dispute with UK and Ireland racing content distributor GBI Racing. GBI Racing, the joint venture of broadcasters’ Racing UK and At The Races, will gain a compensation of 23 million Shekels (£4.9 million) for the termination of the contract with Israel Sports Betting Board (ISBB), …

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Racing UK agrees deal to broadcast Breeders’ Cup World Championships

Racing UK will show the Breeders’ Cup World Championships live from Del Mar on November 3-4 in a special free-to-air broadcast on Sky 432. The horseracing broadcaster has agreed to a new partnership with The Breeders’ Cup, which will enable viewers to watch the event in HD. Furthermore, the coverage, which is being produced by NBC Sports, includes all four …

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Racing UK launches new ‘one-stop shop’ website

Horseracing broadcaster Racing UK has announced the launch of its new seamless website, seeking to become the best ‘one-stop shop’ for all racing enthusiasts and punters. The website upgrade will see racinguk.com optimised for all devices (mobile, tablet and desktop). Racing UK detailed that a number of changes had been undertaken in order to improve user-journey, engagement with video content …

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Newbury coverage free to watch in over 13 million TV homes via Racing UK

Jools Holland and Christmas movie replays can wait. It has been announced that the New Year’s Eve fixture at Newbury, alongside action from Warwick, will be made free to view on Racing UK, following Channel 4’s decision to withdraw the fixture from its schedule. The Newbury card, which is headlined by the Grade 1 Betfred Challow Hurdle, plus seven competitive …

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Racing UK launches HD channel

Racing UK has announced that it is to become the first dedicated horseracing channel to offer high definition coverage to its UK viewers. The HD service will go live on March 7th on Sky channel 432. Over 600 race meetings per year will be broadcast in all their glory, including all 28 races from the Cheltenham Festival which gets started …

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Hayley Turner announces retirement at end of 2015 racing season

Britain’s leading female flat jockey, Hayley Turner, is to retire from race riding at the end of this season. Turner has made the decision after more than fifteen years in the saddle, with Hayley riding in her first race as a licensed jockey at Southwell in March 2000. Hayley enjoyed her first winner only a few months later on Generate at …

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Racing UK to broadcast 14 hours of live coverage

Racing UK is devoting 14 hours of live coverage to the UK and the US’s most significant Classic races this season – the Investec Derby and the Belmont Stakes. ‘Classic Saturday’ gets underway at 10am on Racing UK (Sky 432/Virgin 536/UPC 411/Freeview 231) with build-up to the ‘World’s Greatest Flat Race’ – the Investec Derby – which is off at 4.30pm. A top-class …

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Cheltenham race management could water festival ground

With just over a week until the start of the Cheltenham Festival, clerk of the course Simon Claisse has not ruled out the possibility of watering during the meeting. While Claisse is content with the current state of the ground, temperatures are set to rise towards the end of the week and with little rain forecast, the ground looks set …

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