France Galop is pleased to announce that Racing TV is to sponsor the Grade 3 Prix Questarabad, a hurdle race, which will take place on 7 June 2020 at the Auteuil racecourse. The race will be run as the Racing TV Prix Questarabad.
Jacques Détré, Vice-Chairman of France Galop and Chairman of the Jump racing board, declared: “France Galop is delighted to welcome Racing TV, who has been our partner for many years, as a sponsor of the Prix Questarabad. Racing TV links its name with one of the season’s most exciting races at Auteuil, which regularly attracts the best four-year-old hurdlers.”
For many years, France Galop and Racing TV have been linked by a broadcasting contract. In fact, Racing TV broadcasts up to 156 English and Irish races, including 120 graded races in France, which are then made available to French punters. Racing TV International distributes British and Irish racing to around 40 territories, with France being one of the principal markets.
Richard FitzGerald, CEO of Racecourse Media Group (parent company of Racing TV), said: “We have enjoyed a very rewarding partnership and friendship with France Galop over the years so are delighted to lend our support to the raceday at Auteuil Racecourse on June 7. It is the first time Racing TV has sponsored a race in France and we are looking forward to working with the team at France Galop and Auteuil to ensure the Group 3 Racing TV Prix Questarabad is a resounding success.”
Racecourse Media Group is the umbrella organisation for 34 British racecourses which hold an interest in Racing TV (Sky 426, Virgin 536 and 411, Freeview and Youview 261 in the UK), Racing TV International (international betting shop/digital service) and Racecourse Data Company (licensor of Pre-Race Data). In addition, content from 37 racecourses (including RMG's 34 racecourses), under the vehicle of Racecourse Retail Business, is distributed by Sports Information Services (SIS) to Licensed Betting Offices (LBOs) in the UK and Ireland.
This is a revolutionary approach to sports media rights management and allows the racecourses to own, manage and exploit their intellectual property across all platforms. All profits are paid to the racecourses.
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