Racing TV will offer a full multi-media viewer and user experience for its live coverage of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar Racecourse on November 5 and 6.
Racing TV’s television and digital platforms will showcase all 14 top-class races, including 13 Grade 1 events, at the “World Championships”, which draws horses from all over the globe.
Live coverage will be from 9pm (GMT) on Friday and 5.45pm on Saturday and hosted by Tom Stanley, Angus McNae and George Baker, while Nick Luck and Rishi Persad’s on-course interviews will be relayed via the NBC and ‘Players’ Show’ feeds from Del Mar. The coverage will be available on Sky 426, Virgin 536 (Britain) and 411 (Ireland), Apple TV and Vodafone (Ireland), racingtv.com and the Racing TV Apps.
Racing TV are offering a free month trial to all new viewers, who will be able to watch over 70 live British and Irish meetings, plus complete coverage of the Breeders’ Cup on TV, online and mobile. Viewers can start their free month now at racingtv.com/freemonth.
A special one-hour Breeders’ Cup preview show, The Knowledge, will be hosted by McNae and Rachel Candelora at 6.45pm on Thursday to whet the appetite. Luck on Sunday, hosted by Tom Stanley and Jane Mangan, will have all the latest from the morning after from 9am on Sunday.
Racingtv.com hosts a dedicated Breeders’ Cup section, with latest news, interviews – including with Aidan and Joseph O’Brien – archive and video form. Extensive preview content includes Profiles of all the British and Irish challengers, Five great British and Irish-trained winners and Del Mar’s history and what winners require. Racing TV’s social media channels will be publishing all the latest developments as they unfold, as well as near-live replays.
Racing TV has also committed to a full, innovative marketing plan, including advertising in a national newspaper, racecourses’ racecards, racecourse CCTV, race names at racecourses, and marketing collateral aimed at the 10,000 pubs and clubs which show Racing TV.
Maritn Stevenson, CEO of Racecourse Media Group, parent company of Racing TV, said: ““Everyone at Racing TV is very excited to be bringing the Breeders’ Cup, the World Championships of horse racing, to our viewers. We have built real momentum and excitement on the channel around the Breeders’ Cup since June, harnessing our considerable marketing assets to promote this iconic event to British and Irish fans and we wish Breeders’ Cup the very best of luck for what will be an outstanding weekend of sport.”
Racing TV has broadcast 11 of the 16 Breeders’ Cup “Win and you’re in” Challenge races in Britain and Ireland this year and has ramped up the anticipation through Breeders’ Cup sections on flagship shows such as Luck on Sunday and The Verdict, and a daily “Countdown to the Breeders’ Cup’ feature.
Racing TV is the leading dedicated horseracing channel in Britain and Ireland, broadcasting nearly 90% of all Grade and Group 1 races run there. In addition, the channel boasts a strong international portfolio, having broadcast the most recent editions of the Dubai World Cup Carnival, Saudi Cup and Bahrain International Trophy.