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Sky Sports Racing

Sky Sports Racing
Sky Sports Racing
Launched2000 (original)
2004 (relaunching)
Closed2003 (original)
Owned bySky/Arena Racing Company
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share0.09% (July 2019 (2019-07), BARB)
Formerly calledAt The Races (2000-2019)
Sister channel(s)Challenge,
Pick,
Real Lives,
Sky One,
Sky Two,
Sky Arts,
Sky Atlantic,
Sky Cinema,
Sky News,
Sky Sports,
Sky Sports Box Office,
Sky Sports F1,
Sky Sports News,
Sky Witness
Websitewww.attheraces.com www.skysports.com/racing
Availability
Satellite
SkyChannel 415 (HD)
Channel 888 (SD)
Cable
Virgin MediaChannel 535
Virgin Media IrelandChannel 418
IPTV
eir VisionChannel 415
Streaming media
At The Races Playerhttps://www.attheraces.com/atrplayer

Sky Sports Racing (formerly At The Races) is a British pay television channel devoted to horse racing. A joint venture between Sky and Arena Racing Company, it broadcasts coverage of domestic, European and international horse racing events.

In January 2019, after previously operating autonomously from its sisters, the channel was re-launched as part of the Sky Sports family of channels.

History

Current website logo
Former channel & website logo

It was originally launched in 2000 as At The Races, a partnership between the aforementioned entities plus Channel Four Television Corporation. It stopped broadcasting in 2003 due to financial problems but, after restructuring, was relaunched in 2004 without Channel Four.[]

On 30 April 2018, it was announced that At The Races would be relaunched as part of the larger Sky Sports portfolio as Sky Sports Racing by the end of the year. With the relaunch, the channel will have wider distribution within Sky Sports' packages, and availability on mobiles through Sky Go.[1] The rebranding occurred 1 January 2019.[2][3] In April 2018 it was announced Chester Race Company had signed a 10 year deal to bring Live Racing from Bangor-On-Dee and Chester to Sky Sports Racing from March 2019 In July 2018, it was also announced that beginning also in March 2019, it would also hold rights to Ascot.[4] The "At The Races" brand name however, remains in use as a website and on the channel's Twitter page, complete with a new logo.

Programming

The channel starts broadcasting at 9am every day. In the mornings on the hour, Racing News is shown, followed by reviews of previous days racing. This format is repeated several times and updated with interviews. Presenters change over in the early afternoon and the lead presenter is joined by a guest to discuss the afternoon's racing. Until 1 January 2019, it was produced at the SIS broadcast facility in Milton Keynes. It is now produced from the newly automated Studio G at Sky Studios in Isleworth[5].

  • Racing Review
  • The Racing Debate
  • Get In
  • Raceday Live
  • Sky Sports Racing Stateside
  • Australian Racing

Presenters

  • Robert 'Sir Bob' Cooper - Studio presenter and on course reporter
  • Sean 'Boycie' Boyce - Studio presenter
  • Matt Chapman - Studio presenter and on course reporter, usually Windsor on Summer Monday evenings. Also works for ITV Racing
  • Darrell Williams - Studio presenter
  • Tony 'Enzo' Ennis - Studio presenter and commentator
  • Luke Harvey - Occasional studio work and on course reporter. Also jointly presents "Get In" with Jason Weaver. Also works for ITV racing
  • John Hunt - Studio presenter (also BBC Radio 5Live commentator)
  • Simon Mapletoft - Occasional studio presenter and on course reporter
  • Jason Weaver - Studio presenter and on course reporter. Also works for ITV racing
  • Mike Cattermole - Studio presenter and on course reporter (was also formerly presenter/commentator for Channel 4 Racing)
  • Zoey Bird - Studio presenter and on course reporter
  • Alex Hammond - studio presenter and on course reporter
  • Derek 'Tommo' Thompson - Studio presenter (was also formerly a presenter/commentator for Channel 4 Racing)
  • Hayley Moore - Studio presenter and on course reporter
  • Aly Vance - Studio presenter
  • Kieran O'Sullivan - Studio presenter
  • Hayley Turner - On course reporter
  • Martin Kelly - Studio presenter and on course reporter
  • Jim McGrath - Reporter (was also formerly the BBC's main commentator)
  • Mick Fitzgerald - Jump racing reporter (also an ITV Racing pundit)
  • Gina Harding - Studio presenter and on Course reporter
  • Tim Caroll - Studio presenter

Courses

The partner racecourses are:

References

  1. ^ Wood, Greg (30 April 2018). "Sky Sports Racing has plenty going for it in two-horse race with Racing UK". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Mann, Colin (6 December 2018). "Sky Sports Racing: Jan 1st Starter's Orders". advanced-television.com. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Imi, Matthew (6 December 2018). "Sky Sports Racing will deliver new prospects for horseracing". SBC News. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Ascot to be live on new Sky Sports Racing channel from 2019". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Lambert, Laura (8 January 2019). "Laura Lambert on Twitter: "Interesting developments in racing broadcasting"". web.archive.org. Retrieved 2019.

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