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Sky Sports to launch dedicated horse racing channel

New HD channel will replace At The Races next year

Sky Sports has announced the launch of a new dedicated horse racing channel, Sky Sports Racing.

The channel, which will be available in HD, will take the place of At The Races with the rebrand due to happen on or before 1st January 2019. It will be produced from Sky’s studios in Osterley.

Sky has signed a ten-year deal with Chester Race Company to bring live racing from Chester and Bangor-on-Dee to Sky Sports Racing from March 2019.

Managing director of Sky Sports Barney Francis said: “We’ve seen a great reaction from our customers to launching dedicated sports channels and this takes us to another level. Horse racing is a massive sport that Sky has been involved in for two decades, now we will have a channel to give our customers more of what they love every day.”