Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, from The Curragh Racecourse, will, for the first time, be telecast on FOX Sports in the US and Green Channel in Japan.
The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby will benefit from FOX Sports’ terrific shop window, which can reach more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend.
In addition, the €750,000 showpiece will be shown live in Japan via the Green Channel, which is available in 40m homes.
The deals have been brokered by Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the media rights organisation which produces and distributes top-class horseracing around the world, in conjunction with Horse Racing Ireland and The Curragh.
Pat Keogh, CEO of The Curragh Racecourse, said: “We are delighted that the Dubai Duty Irish Derby will be shown on both the Green Channel and Fox Sports for the first time. This further broadens the global reach of Ireland’s premier race. We are very grateful to Racecourse Media Group for making this possible.”
Broadcasters in North and South America, plus the Caribbean, also include TVG (US); CBC, HPI (Canada); ESPN (Latin America, Caribbean) and SportsMax (Caribbean).
Europe will be served by RTE (Republic of Ireland), Racing TV (UK, Republic of Ireland); TV Poland, National Sports Channel (Russia); SilkNet (Georgia), SSport TV (Turkey) and Equidia (France).
Australasia is covered by Sky Racing Thoroughbred Central (Australia), plus Trackside (New Zealand). Tellytrack will broadcast in South Africa, while 17 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region will be served by live coverage from the Dubai Racing Channel. Yas TV in Abu Dhabi will also broadcast a dedicated live programme.