Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TV under Starter's Orders

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TV under Starter's Orders

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Byline: By Keith Hamer

The Horse Racing Channel could hit the screens next month at about the same time as its rival, the new At The Races service.

A THRC spokesperson yesterday said: "There won't be an announcement on a launch date immediately. It will be soon, but it's hard to say exactly when at this stage. We are putting all the ducks in a row."

The 27 tracks already signed to THRC include those owned by Racecourse Holdings Trust - Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom, Haydock, Kempton, Newmarket, Sandown and six others - and account for 48pc of the fixture list.

At The Races said yesterday it would be ready to return to the screens next month, with speculation that it could even be ready by the start of Royal Ascot on June 15.

The THRC spokesperson added: "We hope to be on the screens around then. The Horse Racing Channel has made real progress, having reached a critical mass of 27 racecourses and a good spread of fixtures representing 52pc of the racecourse betting turnover. …

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