What is At The Races?
At The Races is a horse racing media rights company which operates the Sky Sports Racing TV channel and the website attheraces.com and the At The Races app. Domestic distribution of the TV channel extends to over 14 million UK and Irish homes via digital satellite and cable television on the following channels: Sky 415, Virgin 535 and Virgin Ireland 418. The company is majority owned by Sky and operates through a joint venture between Sky, Arena Racing Company (ARC) and other racecourses.
Which courses does Sky Sports Racing have the rights to broadcast?
We broadcast racing from the following tracks in the UK: Ascot, Bangor-on-Dee, Bath, Brighton, Chepstow, Chester, Doncaster, Fakenham, FFos Las, Fontwell, Hereford, Hexham, Lingfield, Newcastle, Newton Abbot, Plumpton, Ripon, Sedgefield, Southwell, Towcester, Uttoxeter, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester and Yarmouth.
Does Sky Sports Racing broadcast any overseas racing?
Yes. We broadcast live US racing every evening and Australian racing from 2am every morning. In 2019 we will also broadcast over 200 fixtures from France, the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Breeders' Cup, US Triple Crown and all fixtures from Hong Kong.
Following the successful launch of brand new channels dedicated to some of the biggest sports last year, Sky Sports has added a channel dedicated to horse racing.
‘Sky Sports Racing’ replaces ‘At The Races’ and is available to every Sky TV customer in the UK and Ireland at no extra cost. The channel is available in HD for the first time and produced from Sky’s studios in West London, bringing live racing from over 650 UK fixtures as well as high quality exclusive international race meetings.
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.