Media Rights Arrangements Unanimously Approved For 21 Of The Association Of Irish Racecourses By HRI Board

The new media rights arrangements for 21 of the 26 Association of Irish Racecourses (AIR) was unanimously approved by the Board of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) on Friday. This new agreement is for a period of five years beginning in 2024.The HRI Board welcomed the unanimous approval of the AIR Board for this deal and the authorisation for AIR to conclude contractual arrangements for 21 of its 26 member racecourses. The completion of the sale of the media rights for 21 racecourses as well as HRI's data rights for all...

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Five Irish Tracks Reject Media Rights Deal

For the first time in history, Irish racing looks set to have two separate providers of pictures after five racecourses rejected a media rights deal on Tuesday. At a groundbreaking general meeting of the Association of Irish Racecourses (AIR) held at the Keadeen Hotel in Newbridge, the five members of the United Irish Racecourses (UIR) voted against the five-year deal worth €47 million. That means that the five tracks--Kilbeggan, Limerick, Roscommon, Sligo and Thurles--are now free to negotiate their own separate deal, presumably with Arena Racing Company, which could pave...

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The Saudi Cup To Be World Pool Event

Sports Information Services (SIS) has entered into an agreement with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) for six races on the US$31.5- million Saudi Cup race meeting hosted at King Abdulaziz Racecourse on Feb. 25 to become a HKJC World Pool event. Established in 2019, The Saudi Cup race day has solidified itself on the global racing calendar with horses from 15 countries planning to participate this year. The feature race, the US$20-million G1 Saudi Cup, will showcase last year's top-two finishers in Emblem Road (Quality Road) and Country Grammar...

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Racecourse Media Group Expands Into India

Cards from Racecourse Media Group's 34 British racecourses and 26 Irish racecourses will now be available to bettors in India through a new agreement between RMG and the Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC). RMG's partnership with SIS makes the wagering possible, and content will be shown live for pari-mutuel (tote) betting and can be accessed via www.betindiaraces.com for mobile and web users. Harish Ramchandani, Steward at the Royal Calcutta Turf Club, said, "The Royal Calcutta Turf Club, one of the oldest race clubs in the world, is delighted to work...

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