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June 16, 2014 - Racing UK signs sponsorship deal with jockey Harry Bentley

Bentley hopes to start agreement with Group 1 win at Royal Ascot. Click here for more>>


June 12, 2014 - Racing UK to broadcast record 50 hours of coverage at its first Royal Ascot

Racecourse Media Group to manage Ascot’s media rights from today. Click here for more>>


June 4, 2014 - Watch California Chrome’s bid for Triple Crown glory in the Belmont Stakes – live on Racing UK

Racing UK, the British home of the Triple Crown, will show six Grade One races live from Belmont Park in a special free-to-watch programme on Saturday.  Click here for more>>


May 28, 2014 - Racing UK TV celebrates 10 years of broadcasting on May 29

Commemorative microsite and on-screen features mark the occasion. Click here for more>>


May 16, 2014 - Racing UK is the only place to see all six Scoop6 races

Tomorrow’s record £10 million Scoop6 races have been announced and Racing UK is the only channel where you can watch every race live. Click here for more>>


May 15, 2014 - 2014 Preakness Stakes live, exclusive and free to view on Racing UK

British and Irish raiders line up in Singapore and Auteuil to augment a weekend of top-class international racing. Click here for more>>


April 30, 2014 - 2014 Kentucky Derby live and exclusive only on Racing UK

Racing UK (Sky 432/Virgin 536/UPC 411/Freeview 231) will be showing the 2014 Kentucky Derby in an exclusive special programme on Saturday night. Click here for more>>


April 11, 2014 - Racecourse Media Group and Turf TV generate £65m in media rights revenue for their racecourses in 2013

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) generated licence fees of £65million – including £45m from its betting shop business Turf TV – for its racecourse shareholders in 2013, the media rights organisation announced this week. Click here for more>>


April 4, 2014 - talkSPORT team up with Racecourse Media Group to expand horseracing coverage

talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station, can announce a new partnership with Racecourse Media Group which will see the station broadcast live commentary of the country’s biggest horse races throughout the year. Click here for more>>


February 2, 2014 - British racecourses set up Racecourse Data Company to licence Pre-Race Data

Fifty-seven British racecourses have today announced the formation of Racecourse Data Company (RDC). Click here for more>>


December 30, 2013 - Racecourse Media Group reappoints Simon Ellen as Chairman

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) is delighted to announce that Simon Ellen has been reappointed as Chairman of the media rights organisation for a further four years with effect from December 31. Click here for more>>


November 25, 2013 - Watch live horseracing on three of seven platforms with Racing UK Anywhere 

Racing UK has unveiled Racing UK Anywhere, which enables viewers in the UK and Ireland to watch live horse racing on three devices – for the same price as a Sky subscription. Click here for more>>


October 16, 2013 - Adam Binns appointed Director of Broadcast and Production at Racecourse Media Group

Racecourse Media Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Binns as the new Director of Broadcast and Production. Click here for more>> 


September 26, 2013 - Racing UK launches Pay Per Day on Freeview 231

From today racefans can enjoy action from 33 of the UK’s leading racecourses on a simple pay-as-you-go basis with the launch of Racing UK Pay Per Day on Freeview TV (channel 231). Click here for more>> 


September 16, 2013 - Sky appointed exclusive sales agent for Racing UK’s commercial TV service  

Sky has become the exclusive sales agent for Racing UK’s commercial TV service on satellite (excluding bookmakers1) that alongside its existing At The Races coverage, makes Sky the home of horse racing for pubs and clubs looking to boost daytime profits. Click here for more>> 


August 9, 2013 - Hughes donates £1,000 top jockey prize to the 'Paralysed Freefaller'

Richard Hughes has donated his £1,000 Racing UK Glorious Goodwood Top Jockey Award to the Wayne Burton Skydive, in aid of Racing Welfare. Click here for more>>


August 3, 2013 - Hughes wins fourth Racing UK Top Jockey award

Richard Hughes won his fourth straight Racing UK Glorious Goodwood Top Jockey Award on the final day of the summer festival today. Click here for more>>


July 16, 2013 - Free Racing UK trial for Yorkshire fans!

To celebrate the Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival, Racing UK TV (Sky 432) is giving Yorkshire racing fans the opportunity to watch the coverage live. Click here for more>> 


April 16, 2013 - Racecourse Media Group and Turf TV deliver £46m in media rights revenue to racecourses for 2012

Racecourse Media Group (RMG), which manages the media rights for 33 racecourses in the UK, this week announced that record licence fees of £46m for 2012 had been distributed to its racecourse shareholders. Click here for more>>


March 6, 2013 - Get Racing UK FREE for a year if your Festival 'banker' wins at 3-1 or more!

Racing UK is offering a free year’s access to the leading horseracing TV channel (worth £249) for any new subscriber who selects one horse which wins at the Cheltenham Festival at 3-1 (SP) or more. Click here for more>>


Feb 18, 2013 - BBC Radio 5 live signs deal with RMG

BBC Radio 5 live is delighted to announce the signing of a new four-year deal with Racecourse Media Group, the parent company of Racing UK. Click here for more>>


Jan 8, 2013 - Betfred and Totepool have signed deals with 31 Racecourse Media Group (RMG) racetracks

Betfred and Totepool have signed deals with 31 Racecourse Media Group (RMG) racetracks, plus Ascot, to provide pool betting services and on-course betting shops.

The courses include major tracks such as Cheltenham, Aintree, Newmarket, Epsom, York, Newbury, Goodwood and Sandown, plus Ascot, which will join RMG in June 2014. Click Here to read more>>


Jan 3, 2013 - Major bookmakers sign with Racing UK

Racing UK is delighted to announce that Coral, Ladbrokes, William Hill and Sky Bet have all signed up as the channel’s premium partners in a new one-year deal.

The partnership, which starts on February 1, 2012, means the four major bookmakers will receive significant sponsorship exposure on Racing UK’s various platforms, including through the TV channel, online, print and promotional activities. Click here to read more>> 


Dec 14, 2012 - Racecourse Media Group to manage Ascot's media rights from 2014

Ascot today announces that from 12th June 2014 it will join Racecourse Media Group (RMG, the parent company of Racing UK TV), which will be responsible for the distribution of all of the racecourse's media rights in the UK and overseas. 

In conjunction with this, racing from Ascot will transfer to Racing UK TV from At The Races (ATR) prior to Royal Ascot 2014. Click here to read more>>


Nov 8, 2012 -Dubai joins Racing UK TV (Sky 432/Virgin 536) as Destination Partner

Racing UK is delighted to announce that Dubai has signed a two-year agreement as the channel’s holiday and business destination partner.

The partnership, which is facilitated by Falcon and Associates, means Dubai will receive significant exposure on Racing UK’s various platforms, including via the channel, online, print and promotional activities.

Click Here to read more>> 


Oct 1, 2012 - Europe's most famous horserace is free to watch on Freeview (Racing UK) 231

Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe card will be available to watch for free on Racing UK Freeview 231 – meaning those without satellite or cable can view Europe’s most famous horserace at no cost. Click here for more>>


Sept 25, 2012 - Frankel gallop live and free to watch ONLY on Racing UK

Racing UK (Sky 432/Virgin 536/UPC 411) will be showing one of Frankel's last ever public appearances when he gallops before racing on the Rowley Mile course at Newmarket on Saturday. Click Here to read more>>


August 4, 2012 - Hughes wins third straight Racing UK Glorious Goodwood Top Jockey Award

Richard Hughes today won his third straight Racing UK Glorious Goodwood Top Jockey Award with four winners at Glorious Goodwood. Click here for more>>


May 1, 2012 - Kentucky Derby live and exclusive on Racing UK

Racing UK (Sky 432/Virgin 536/UPC 411) will be showing the Kentucky Derby in a special programme on Saturday night. 

America’s most famous race, featuring Ballydoyle’s Daddy Long Legs and Godolphin’s Alpha, is due off from Churchill Downs at 11.24pm. Click Here to read more>>


December 28, 2011 - Kauto Star win costs Racing UK £25,000 in subscriptions

Kauto Star’s magical fifth win in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day has cost Racing UK nearly £25,000 in subscriptions. Click Here to read more>> 


December 20, 2011 - Sign up now and get three months free if Kauto Star wins

Kauto Star is all set to be the most popular winner of the season should he prevail in the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day - not least with any new Racing UK TV subscribers. Click Here to read more>>


October 20, 2011 - Bet-to-view now available via the Racing UK iPhone App

Racing UK and William Hill have teamed up to offer live horseracing via a new bet-to-view service on the Racing UK App. Click Here to read more>> 


October 14, 2011 - Canadian International live on Racing UK

Racing UK is showing the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International live on Sunday night - one of the top turf races on the global calendar and set to feature seven horses from Europe. Click Here to read more >>


October 12, 2011 - Racing UK set for groundbreaking free-to-air Champions Day coverage

Racing UK will be on air from 11am and free to watch for three hours on Saturday, when all eyes will be on the inaugural QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot. Click Here to read more >>


October 10, 2011 - Relive 58-year-old rider Vana win Velka Pardubicka for incredible eighth time

Watch Tiumen make it a hat-trick of wins on racinguk.com as he swooped late to lift the renowned Velka Pardubicka at Pardubice in the Czech Republic on Sunday. Click Here to read more >>


October 7, 2011 - Horse-by-horse guide to Velka Pardubicka - live on Racing UK

The 121st Velka Pardubicka Chase, run in the Czech Republic and one of the most spectacular races in the world, will be shown live (race-clashes permitting) at 3.25pm on Racing UK on Sunday. Click Here to read more >>


October 5, 2011 - Win a box at Aintree for your pub or club

Racing UK has teamed up with Aintree Racecourse to offer you the chance to win a box for eight at Betfred Becher Chase Day on Saturday December 3, 2011. Click Here to read more >>


September 19, 2011 - Racing UK now available in Wetherspoon pubs

Live horseracing from 30 of the UK’s top tracks is now available in 10% of the JD Wetherspoon (JDW) estate, following a recent deal between the pub operator and Racing UK TV. Click Here to read more >>


September 14, 2011 - Free to watch Ayr Gold Cup draw on Racing UK

Racing UK is showing the all-important draw for the William Hill (Ayr) Gold Cup, free-to-air and live on Thursday at 11am. Click Here to read more >>


September 2, 2011 - International racing from Turkey, Germany and France live on Racing UK on Sunday

Leading horseracing TV channel Racing UK (Sky 432/Virgin 536) is showing a feast of international racing on Sunday, highlighted by the International Racing Festival at Veliefendi Racecourse in Turkey. Click Here to read more >>


August 10, 2011 - Arlington Million live on Racing UK

Racing UK (TV and online) will be showing the Arlington Million, and two other Grade 1 contests, live from Chicago on Saturday night. Click Here to read more >> 


August 1, 2011 - Queally - Why I kept My Own Counsel

Tom Queally has told the latest Racing UK podcast how he never thought Frankel would be beaten and reflects on the pressure leading up to last week's Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. Click Here to read more >> 


July 30, 2011 - Hughes wins back-to-back Racing UK Leading Jockey Awards

Richard Hughes today retained the Racing UK-sponsored Leading Jockey Award with five winners at Glorious Goodwood. Click Here to read more >>


July 21, 2011 - Hughes 13-8 to retain Racing UK Goodwood Award

Racing UK is delighted to again sponsor the Glorious Goodwood Leading Jockey Award, for which Richard Hughes is 13-8 with Sky Bet to retain his title, following his record-breaking nine winners at the festival 12 months ago. Click Here to read more >>


July 13, 2011 - Watch Derby winners clash in Grand Prix live on Racing UK

Racing UK viewers can mark Bastille Day by watching the Grand Prix de Paris – featuring the Irish and French Derby winners – live on the dedicated horseracing channel (Sky 432/Virgin 536) tomorrow (Thursday). Click Here to read more >>


July 1, 2011 - Watch Michael Owen’s Brown Panther in German Derby on Racing UK

Dedicated horseracing channel Racing UK will be showing the German Derby on Sunday, featuring the Michael Owen-owned Brown Panther. Click Here to read more >>


June 21, 2011 - Pontefract pub ‘great environment’ to host Racing UK broadcast

Racing UK’s innovative outside broadcast live from The Boot & Shoe pub in Ackworth, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, was hailed as a resounding success by landlord Les Thompson. Click Here to read more >>


June 10, 2011 - Victorious Pontefract pub to host Racing UK broadcast

The Boot & Shoe pub in Ackworth, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, will stage an innovative live Racing UK outside broadcast – presenters included – on Monday, June 13 after winning last week’s Racing UK Tipping Competition.  Click Here to read more >>


June 9, 2011 - Racing UK’s Queally confident of Frankel victory

Tom Queally is confident that Frankel can repeat his blistering QIPCO 2,000 Guineas performance at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.  Click Here to read more >>


April 14, 2011 - Racing UK signs sponsorship deal with world-famous female jockey Haley Turner

Specialist horseracing broadcaster Racing UK has signed a two-year sponsorship deal with one of the world’s most successful female Flat jockeys Hayley Turner. Click Here to read more >>


March 10, 2011 - Top jockey Ruby Walsh lends his voice to Racing UK

Leading horseracing broadcaster Racing UK has employed Ruby Walsh as the focus of a far-reaching multimedia subscription campaign, including an automated outbound call from the legendary jockey himself. Click Here to read more>> 


January 6, 2011 - See Caprio on the attack at racinguk.com

Racing UK users can relive the moment when Caprio tried to take a bite out of Jake The Snake in the shadow of the finishing line in the claimer at Kempton last night. Click Here to read more>>


January 6, 2011 - Fallon gunning for 2011 Flat Jockeys' Championship  

Kieren Fallon told Racing UK on Wednesday evening how he will be hungrier than any other jockey in his pursuit of the 2011 Flat Jockeys’ Championship. Click Here to read more>> 


December 24, 2010 - See Kempton inspection for December 27 card live on Racing UK

Racing UK is showing a special live programme from 1pm to 2.30pm on Boxing Day, which will include the 2pm inspection at Kempton to see if racing can go ahead on December 27. Click Here to read more>>


December 23, 2010 - Winter Festival highlight of Racing UK Christmas schedule

The two-day William Hill Winter Festival is undoubtedly the highlight of the festive period, and Racing UK is the only place to watch all 12 of the races from Kempton Park, including eight exclusive to the channel. Click Here to read more>>


December 3, 2010 - Watch Dettori, Queally and Buick in action in Mauritius on Racing UK

The renowned International Jockeys’ Challenge from Mauritius, featuring  Frankie Dettori, Tom Queally and William Buick, is live and exclusive to Racing UK (Sky 432/Virgin 536) this weekend. Click Here to read more>>


November 10, 2010 - Jockey Walsh’s quick-thinking saves Racing UK campaign

Racing UK’s new Jumps season campaign – centring around Ruby Walsh and due to launch this week - was in danger of being pulled after the jockey suffered a double break to his right leg on Saturday. Click Here to read more>>


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