Horse Racing coming to ITV from 2017

itvFrom 2017, ITV will be the exclusive home of British Horse Racing, taking over from Channel 4 in a deal that sees ITV showing nearly 100 days of racing each year, including all the marquee events on ITV’s main channel, such as the Cheltenham Festival, the Grand National from Aintree, The Derby from Epsom Downs, Royal Ascot and British Champions Day from Ascot, the Goodwood Festival, the Ebor Festival from York and the St Leger from Doncaster. The new deal will run until the end of 2020.
ITV will show a minimum of 34 fixtures on it’s main channel and 60 on ITV4, in addition to a magazine preview programme broadcast each Saturday morning on ITV4.

Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, said: “ITV is delighted to be the home of British horseracing from 2017 and we are thrilled that the sport has chosen us to be their partners. ITV and ITV4 will showcase more than 90 days of races, which include some of the best days in the British sporting calendar and we want our coverage to reach not only its loyal, core audience, but beyond, by capturing the full enjoyment of this most wonderful of sports.”

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