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Sky Sports Racing

Horse racing gained a new home on with the launch of Sky Sports Racing.

The new channel replaces At The Races as channel 415 on Sky and 418 on Virgin Ireland. Sky Sports Racing is available in HD and is produced from Sky’s state-of-the-art studios in West London.

Sky Sports Racing boasts a stellar presenting team with Alex Hammond, who has spent over 15 years at Sky Sports News, as a full-time lead presenter, while viewers can expect to see former Group 1 winning jockey Freddy Tylicki on a regular basis as a guest analyst. Also joining Freddy Tylicki for regular race analysis are Josh Apiafi, the former head of the Professional Jockeys Association, and Jamie Lynch, who is leaving his post as Chief Correspondent at Timeform to become Sky Sports Racing’s Senior Racing Analyst.

In addition to the new team members are a number of familiar faces from At The Races, which include Gina Bryce, Kevin Blake, Matt Chapman, Mick Fitzgerald, Luke Harvey, Hayley Moore and Jason Weaver.

The core daily schedule will include hourly news bulletins from 9am until the start of Raceday Live which will include a full preview of the day’s racing.

There will be a new Racing Round Up programme at the end of each day covering results and all the big talking points. Monday Night Racing will be a new show hosted by Alex Hammond with Jamie Lynch, plus other regular guests. Borrowing the Monday Night Football format from Sky Sports, it will look back at the weekend’s action alongside live evening racing.

The Racing Debate will replace Sunday Forum and will also be rolled out across other days when the schedule allows whilst our Friday night programme Get In will continue with Luke Harvey and Jason Weaver. Racing International will become increasingly important part of the schedule, so there will be a number of preview and review programmes lined up to help viewers become more familiar with the content.

Sky Sports Racing has the rights to 25 UK racecourses with Ascot, Bangor and Chester also joining the channel in March. Internationally the channel has secured rights to racing from France, Hong Kong, the Melbourne Cup Carnival, US Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup.

attheraces.com will become the digital partner to Sky Sports Racing, providing a range of data to the channel whilst Sky Sports Racing presenters and talent will make regular contributions to attheraces.com alongside our online team that includes Hugh Taylor and Kevin Blake. The website and app will continue to offer an on-demand service of full programmes and highlights clips together with a Live Video subscription option.

Sky Sports Racing allows advertisers to get their brands in front of keen horse racing enthusiasts.  As a dedicated channel to horse racing, advertisers can be amongst action from the UK, Ireland, North America and selected events around the world.  Advertising on the channel means brands can get involved through spot advertising as well as channel or programme sponsorship.

Top shows include

Race Day Live

Racing Round-Up

Monday Night Racing

The Racing Debate

Get In

Racing International

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