RTÉ Sport and Horse Racing Ireland agree new three-year deal

RTÉ Sport and Horse Racing Ireland agree new three-year deal


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RTÉ Racing’s Ruby Walsh, Hugh Cahill and Jane Mangan.

RTÉ Sport and Horse Racing Ireland have introduced that they’ve agreed a brand new broadcasting deal for reside protection of Irish horse racing.

The subsequent three yr deal will ship a report variety of free-to-air reside racing days in Ireland.

Increased TV protection

RTÉ will broadcast 31 days of reside racing in 2021, rising to 32 reside days in 2022 and in 2023.

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RTÉ will proceed to supply reside protection the Festivals at Fairyhouse, Punchestown, The Curragh, Galway and Leopardstown. New to RTÉ’s schedule would be the Ascot Trials Day from Naas in May. The State broadcaster may also present a sequence of top-quality winter Sunday conferences over the jumps.

Group Head of Sport at RTÉ, Declan McBennett, stated:

“Horse racing is an integral part of the RTÉ 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. We hope to see the very best of Irish equine talent over the next three years.”

RTÉ’s subsequent reside racing motion might be this weekend with protection from Fairyhouse.

RTÉ remaining racing protection for 2021

4 Fairyhouse Easter Festival
5 Fairyhouse Easter Festival
27 Punchestown Festival
28 Punchestown Festival
29 Punchestown Festival
30 Punchestown Festival

1 Punchestown Festival
16 Naas Royal Ascot Trials Day
22 Curragh Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas
23 Curragh Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas


26 Curragh Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
27 Curragh Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes

17 Curragh Juddmonte Irish Oaks
26 Galway Festival
27 Galway Festival
28 Galway Festival
29 Galway Festival

11 Leopardstown Longines Irish Champions Weekend
12 Curragh Longines Irish Champions Weeekend

October 30 Down Royal

14 Punchestown
28 Fairyhouse Winter Festival

5 Punchestown/Cork
26 Leopardstown/Limerick Christmas Festivals
27 Leopardstown/Limerick Christmas Festivals
28 Leopardstown/Limerick Christmas Festivals
29 Leopardstown/Limerick Christmas Festivals

*Navan fixture in November TBC

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