Sky Sports and At The Races secure 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic broadcasting rights
By Community | October 16, 2017
At The Races and Sky Sports will broadcast the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic exclusively live on 4th November, giving viewers the chance to watch superstar racehorse Arrogate’s last ever run before retirement.
Arrogate, renamed the world’s best horse, with an official rating of 134 and the thoroughbred who has won more prize-money than any other, will be retired to stud after running in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic race to be held this year at Del Mar, California.
At The Races will be the only place to watch every Breeders’ Cup World Championships race live in the UK this year. The channel will mix its own live studio production with full NBC coverage on both Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November.
Attheraces.com, one of the UK and Ireland’s largest racing website, will again host a dedicated Breeders’ Cup event website.
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Sky Sports will pick up NBC coverage late on Saturday night with their own studio presentation including all the news, build-up and live race action from sixty minutes before Post time for the feature Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Matthew Imi, chief executive, At The Races said: “Arrogate should make this year’s Classic very special and the Breeders’ Cup continues to be a wonderful and unrivalled international showcase for our sport.
“We look forward to following all the stories and excitement again with coverage across our TV, website and social media channels.”
Craig Fravel, president and CEO of Breeders’ Cup Limited, added: “At The Races has always been a great partner for the Breeders’ Cup and we value the dedicated and committed coverage it provides.
“We are particularly delighted