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Dubai World Cup horseracing to air in 150 countries

The $30.5million Dubai World Cup horseracing fixture at Meydan Racecourse on March 30th will be seen in around 150 countries in all corners of the globe. There are 33 individual Group / Grade 1 winners entered across the eight thoroughbred races, headlined by the $12 million Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline. Dubai Racing […]

March 28, 2024

Dowding appointed Chief Betting Officer at Racecourse Media Group

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has appointed Ben Dowding to the new role of Chief Betting Officer, following the merging of the domestic and International betting teams. He was previously Director of Betting at RMG. With many bookmaker clients increasingly approaching rights acquisition on a global basis, RMG has combined its own domestic and international sales […]

March 20, 2024

Chelmsford Racecourse extends media rights deals

Chelmsford City Racecourse has completed new long-term media rights extensions with Sports Information Services (SIS) and Racecourse Media Group (RMG). The deal covers all betting and media rights across retail and digital channels and means racing will continue to be shown on the Racing TV channel and in betting shops via the SIS service. In […]

January 19, 2024

Ellipse announces partnership with Racecourse Media Group

Ellipse, a sports data and analytics company behind the likes of CricViz and TennisViz, has announced a multi-year partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG). The partnership will see Ellipse’s data engineering and analytics specialists, combined with AI and machine learning, bring a new dimension to how fans consume and understand horse racing – the first […]

December 15, 2023

Smith appointed Director of Racecourse Media Group

Scott Smith has been appointed Non-Executive Director of Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the umbrella organisation for 35 British racecourse shareholders and parent company of Racing TV. He will join the RMG Board on October 1st. Smith is Chief Financial Officer at England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and brings to the role over two decades […]

September 27, 2023

Thurburn named CPO of Racecourse Media Group

Ryan Thurburn has been appointed incoming Chief Product Officer of Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the umbrella organisation for 35 British racecourse shareholders and parent company of Racing TV. Thurburn joins from BoyleSports, where he is Director of Product, and will take up the position in October. RMG has created this new role as part of […]

August 15, 2023

Timing data information to be rolled out from Irish racecourses

Live, in-race timing information will be broadcast on-screen and published online for all races at the 26 Irish racecourses from January 1st 2024, as part of the media rights renewal between Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) and Association of Irish Racecourses (AIR) and media companies, Sports Information Services (SIS) and Racecourse Media Group (RMG). The system […]

July 14, 2023

RMG generates £117.6m for British racecourses in 2022

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) will pay racecourses £117.6 million (€133.7m) in payments generated from their media and data rights in 2022 – compared to £110 million in 2021. The payments are derived from a range of RMG businesses, including via betting shops (Racecourse Retail Business), online bookmaker streams (Digital Streaming), pay-TV channel (Racing TV), international […]

May 2, 2023

RMG’s new in-play betting service welcomed by bookmakers

Racecourse Media Group’s (RMG) new in-play betting feed has been successfully launched with BetVictor and its other brands, Parimatch and TalkSPORT BET, along with William Hill, with RMG already seeing promising incremental turnover. To provide the feed, RMG relies on the award-winning GPS tracking service, Coursetrack, which has recently launched a second-generation GPS tracker to […]

April 26, 2023

ITV to show UK horse racing until 2026

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has agreed a new three year deal to show exclusive, free to air coverage of UK horse racing until the end of 2026. Well over 100 days of live coverage will be shown across ITV1 and ITV4 each year – all simulcast on ITVX – along with morning racing programme The […]

March 14, 2023By Colin Mann