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Sky to launch revamped racing channel

Sky Sports Racing is to replace horse racing channel At The Races from 2019, to be available to every Sky TV customer in the UK and Ireland at 'no extra cost'. 

Broadcast in HD for the first time, the revamped service promised to offer live racing from over 650 UK fixtures as well as high quality exclusive international race meetings.

Ahead of next year's launch, a ten-year deal with Chester Race Company has been signed to bring live racing from Chester and Bangor-on-Dee to Sky Sports Racing from March 2019. The oldest racecourse in the UK, Chester was established in 1539 and was awarded the ROA Racecourse of the year in 2015 and 2016.

Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports said:
“We’ve seen a great reaction from our customers to launching dedicated sports channels and this takes us to another level. Horse racing is a massive sport that Sky has been involved in for two decades, now we will have a channel to give our customers more of what they love every day. Adding Chester and Bangor-on-Dee is fantastic news and we look forward to making Sky Sports Racing a new home for racing fans.”