Adelaide River races now on Sky Racing 2
Posted by TRNT
Wednesday, 29 May, 2019
Adelaide River Cup meeting on Sky Racing
THE annual Adelaide River Cup racemeeting, always a highlight on the Top End racing calendar, will take on even greater significance this Saturday when it becomes the first ever Northern Territory country meeting to be covered on the Sky Racing television platform.
To date, only major Territory clubs Darwin and Alice Springs have full Sky Channel coverage, but that is about to change on the back of this week’s announcement.
With the assistance of TABCORP, which merged with UBET late in 2017 and owns Sky Racing, the only grass-track fixture in the Territory will be showcased on Sky 2 (blue channel) on Saturday, being beamed via satellite into hundreds of thousands of homes and many TABs and licensed premises throughout Australia.
And in a further boost for Territory racing, TABCORP has confirmed that the other country fixtures at Katherine (August) and Tennant Creek (May) will also be covered by Sky Racing going forward.
The Adelaide River Cup meeting has been a full TAB fixture since 2006, while Katherine and Tennant Creek have only held TAB status for the past three years. However, television coverage has never been an option for the country clubs, until now.
Andrew O’Toole, Thoroughbred Racing NT Chief Executive, said: “To have Adelaide River, and the other country clubs at Katherine and Tennant Creek, showcased on Sky Racing is a massive boost for Territory racing.
“It can only grow turnover and interest in our racing product, which is so important. To have all Territory meetings broadcast on Sky Racing, as well as every meeting covered on RadioTAB, is a real shot in the arm, and we are indebted to TABCORP for going the extra yard to make it happen,” he said.
The Adelaide River Cup meeting, which consists of seven races highlighted by the Combined Electrical Adelaide River Cup, gets underway at 1.08pm, with the Cup, the last on the programme, set down for 5.05pm. (ENDS)
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