Racing UK all set for Champions Day coverage
Wednesday 12 October 2011
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.
The channel will be broadcasting from Ascot for the first time, and Racing UK will be pulling out all the stops to ensure Britain’s richest ever race-day receives the coverage it merits.
To mark the day, Racing UK will be free to air for Mark Your Card from 12pm to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm for the live racing, which takes in three races from Ascot, including the Champions Sprint, Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes, and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, featuring the mighty Frankel (pictured).
Anyone tuned to Racing UK (Sky 432) can also watch for free four races from The Showcase meeting at Cheltenham, and three races from Catterick.
The last three races from Cheltenham’s meeting – which marks the start of the Jumps season proper - are exclusive to Racing UK subscribers, as are the last four from Catterick.
11am – 12pm QIPCO British Champions Day Preview
Presented by Nick Luck, Graham Cunningham and James Willoughby.
Preview of all the QIPCO Champions Day races with ‘Story So Far’ packages and interviews with Marco Botti and Henry Cecil. Plus James Willoughby’s guide to sectional times
12pm - 1pm Mark Your Card (FREE TO AIR)
Angus McNae and Dave Nevison preview the day’s action from Ascot, Cheltenham and Catterick. Also including Top Ten Franks, Mucking Out with Rod Street, and Tom Queally interview.
1pm – 6pm Live racing from Ascot, Cheltenham and Catterick (2pm- 4pm FREE TO AIR)
Nick Luck, Graham Cunningham and James Willoughby will be present at Ascot and Niall Hannity at Cheltenham to guide viewers through the action on-course, while Angus McNae and Dave Nevison will be anchoring the programme from the studio.