ITV snatches horse racing television rights from Channel 4

Channel 4 has lost the television rights to broadcast some of the biggest horse racing after over three decades. On the first day of 2016 it was announced that this would be the channel’s last year broadcasting horse racing before ITV take over in 2017. The four year deal is thought to be worth around 30 million pounds to the sport.

It’s reported that Sky offered more money to take the sport off of terrestrial television, but the heads of the sport hope the sport will attract a bigger audience on ITV.

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The Melbourne Cup 2015 – fifth time lucky for Red Cadeaux?

One of the most prestigious and important races in the annual calendar is, of course, the Melbourne Cup, and this year’s event from Flemington looks set to be an absolute cracker.

The 24-horse field is expected to again “stop a nation” when the action gets underway on November 3rd and one horse who is attracting more headlines than most is Red Cadeaux, who has been handed a commemorative wreath by the Victoria Racing Club ahead of his fifth run at the famous racecourse.

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