RTE Sport, HRI Agree To Three-Year Deal


RTE racing presenters Ruby Walsh, Hugh Cahill and Jane Mangan | Caroline Norris

RTE Sport and Horse Racing Ireland have agreed to a three-year broadcasting deal that will deliver a record 31 free-to-air live racing days in Ireland. The live racing broadcast days will rise to 32 in 2022 and 2023.

Declan McBennett, group head of sport at RTE, said, “Horse racing is an integral part of the RTE Sport offering, and we are delighted to extend our partnership with Horse Racing Ireland and the racecourses. The trainers and jockeys in particular have proven repeatedly that they are at the very forefront of their profession internationally, and we hope to see the very best of Irish equine talent over the next three years.”

Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland, said,

“RTE has long been a wonderful partner for Irish racing and we are delighted to extend our relationship for a further three years.  The increased coverage is very welcome and will enhance the telling of our great racing stories.”

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