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Racing TV (formerly Racing UK) is a British television channel with 35 (61 from January 2019) racecourses as shareholders. As Racing UK grew several other business units and joint ventures were developed. It is one of the two major UK horse racing television channels, the other being Sky Sports Racing which receives much more of a audience and more exposure than Racing TV. The station is focused on horse racing from the UK, Ireland, North America and France, showing many live races and related shows.

Racing TV
Launched1 September 2004
Owned by35 UK racecourses
Picture format16:9, 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Formerly calledRacing UK (2004-2018)
FreeviewChannel 261 (Data Service)
YouviewChannel 261 (Data Service)
SkyChannel 426 (SD/HD)
Channel 874 (SD)
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 536
Virgin Media IrelandChannel 411
Streaming media
Racing TV Anywhere

On 17 December 2018, Racing UK was rebranded as Racing TV (originally planned for 1 January 2019, the same date as competitor At the Races rebranded to Sky Sports Racing).

Racecourse Media GroupEdit

Racecourse Media Group Ltd (RMG) is the umbrella organisation for the 35 Racecourses, which holds their interest in Racing TV, Turf TV and GBI Racing. The racecourses (the shareholders) are: Aintree, Ayr, Beverley, Carlisle, Cartmel, Catterick Bridge, Cheltenham, Chelmsford ,Epsom Downs, Exeter, Goodwood, Hamilton Park, Haydock Park, Huntingdon, Kelso, Kempton Park, Leicester, Ludlow, Market Rasen, Musselburgh, Newbury, Newmarket, Nottingham, Perth, Pontefract, Redcar, Salisbury, Sandown Park, Stratford, Taunton, Thirsk, Warwick, Wetherby, Wincanton and York.

Contracted coursesEdit


The Channel’s name was originally “Racing UK” until January 1 2019. It was changed after the rights to broadcast 26 Irish racecourses were acquired by Racing UK to accommodate the fact that Ireland is not part of the United Kingdom.


^† Requires internet-connected receiver and subscription fee.[1]


  1. ^ "Freeview | Racing UK". Retrieved 1 March 2012.

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