Thursday, January 12, 2006
New International Racing Channel

U.S. race track operators Churchill Downs and Magna Entertainment have teamed up with T.V. channel Racing UK to launch a new international racing T.V. channel, named Racing World. Racing UK is a media rights management company wholly owned by 31 British racecourses.

Racing World would be a subscription television channel to broadcast races from racetracks, in North America and other parts of the world into the United Kingdom and Ireland. Among the 384 graded/group stakes races it would broadcast are prestigious races like the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Arlington Million and Santa Anita Handicap.

The channel would be operating this summer.