Tag Archives: Sky Sports Racing

MansionBet expands reach with US-centred Sky Sports Racing deal

UK online sportsbook MansionBet will now act as sponsor of US coverage on Sky Sports Racing, as part of an expansion of its existing contract with the broadcaster. Under the terms of the renewal, MansionBet will sponsor race day reviews and previews, expanding its viewership to the US audience, as more and more states in the country embrace legal regulated …

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Sky Sports Racing backs BHA’s ‘Step on Track’ careers programme 

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has partnered with Sky Sports Racing to launch its new ‘Step on Track’ education and careers programme.  Targeting 16-to-19-year-olds over the course of half-term (26-30 October), Sky Sports Racing will host a series of Zoom sessions involving prominent racing figures discussing their careers, education and personal journeys within horseracing. ‘Step on Track’ is the newest …

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UK racing remains hopeful for crowd pilot events

Racecourse officials are awaiting news from the UK government regarding which fixtures will be permitted to host pilot events as racing inks plans to bring back crowds. A crowd of 5,000 were originally due to attend the final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival last month, alongside four bookmakers. However, these plans were scuppered following an announcement by Prime Minister …

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Ascot adds three-year extension to Sky Sports Racing deal

Ascot Racecourse has extended its agreement with Sky Sports Racing and Attheraces.com which will cover all of Ascot’s 25 annual fixtures until at least 2024. The extended agreement, which was initially signed in March 2019, covers non-terrestrial television in the UK and Ireland. At The Races will continue to manage licensing and distribution of Ascot races for live streaming to …

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PM casts doubt over imminent resumption for professional sport

An imminent return of professional sport remains unclear as Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled his staged plan to ease the coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Addressing the four nations of the UK last night, Johnson revealed a three-part strategy to kickstart the economy and reopen society. However, no mention to professional sports was made, casting uncertainty over when the sporting calendar will …

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BHA cautious on racing resumption date amid mid-May rumours

Richard Wayman, Chief Operating Officer of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), has emphasised that it will take ‘every possible step’ to ensure a safe return for racing before naming a date for resumption. The sport has been suspended since 17 March, however there has been speculation that the sport could restart on 15 May. Speaking to Sky Sports Racing, Wayman …

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Pegasus World Cup to receive international coverage

Sky Sports Racing has been granted exclusive coverage for America’s Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, which will see the broadcaster show the racing to UK and Irish audiences. The announcement comes as the race meeting is due to be shown in both Africa and the Carribean for the first time. Forty-eight countries in Africa will be newly served by …

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Sky Sports in the green following Masters acquisition

Sky Sports has announced it has now become the exclusive live UK broadcasting rights holder to the Masters golf tournament. The new agreement, which extends the broadcaster’s current partnership with the tournament into a second decade, will begin in 2020 and will also see the BBC lose the ability to broadcast any live golfing action for the first time since …

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Sky Sports Racing secures NYRA and Woodbine partnerships

Demonstrating its commitment to North American racing, Sky Sports Racing has secured two multi-year partnerships with New York Racing Association (NYRA) and Woodbine Entertainment Group.  The two new agreements will see the broadcaster acquire the exclusive UK and Ireland broadcast rights for all races from Woodbine, Saratoga, Aqueduct and Belmont Park Racecourses  Matthew Imi, Chief Executive of At The Races, …

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Sky Sports Racing secures broadcast agreement with Keeneland

Kentucky-based Keeneland Association has secured a new multi-year agreement with Sky Sports Racing which will give the broadcaster exclusive rights to broadcast Keeneland racing and sales to UK and Irish viewers. The agreement, which will begin at the start of Keeneland’s Fall Meet in October, will include race-day coverage as well as exclusive content and commentary provided by Keeneland Paddock …

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