Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Timeline Television will lead the international production and distribution of media rights for Bahrain’s Sakhir Racecourse for its 2021/2022 season.
The British racing media incumbents were selected by the Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club following a competitive tender.
The partnership will see RMG work alongside Timeline’s production and broadcast facilities unit to develop a ‘one-hour world feed programme’ that will deliver international stakeholder live Sakhir racing events such the Bahrain International Trophy (19 November) and the first and final races of the Bahrain Turf Club series on 10 December and 18 February
Executive Director at the Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club, Sheikh Salman bin Rashid Al Khalifa, said: “We are delighted to have secured the services of two world-class media companies in Timeline TV and Racecourse Media Group, who will greatly assist in taking the television production and delivery of Bahrain horseracing to the next level.”
The highlight of Bahrain’s racing season is the £500,000 Bahrain International Trophy, which has attracted a top-quality field of horses, hailing from as many as six different countries. RMG has secured widespread global coverage of the race, which will be available to view in 130 countries via broadcasters such as Fox Sports in the US, ESPN in Latin America and Caribbean, and SuperSport in Africa.
RMG has secured widespread global coverage of the race, which will be available to view in 130 countries via broadcasters such as Fox Sports in the US, ESPN in Latin America and Caribbean, and SuperSport in Africa.
Seb Vance, Director of Communications and International TV distribution for Racecourse Media Group, added: “Bahrain is fast becoming one of the real superpowers in horseracing and we’re honoured that Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club have appointed RMG and our partners Timeline TV to provide a world-class broadcast solution, as befits the quality of racing on the track.”