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Racing TV is the home of British and Irish racing, showcasing live and exclusive action in stunning HD.

Racing TV covers horse racing from all 26 Irish racecourses and this was the reason for rebranding it from Racing UK. 

The RacingTV channel brings to life the full racing stories from Britain and Ireland on one definitive racing top-quality channel.

In our Racing TV guide, we cover everything you need to know about the amazing horse racing channel.

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Does Racing TV show all horse races?

Racing TV will broadcast live horse racing from 62 racecourses.

The Racing TV experience of unrivalled coverage from the 62 racecourses in Britain and Ireland equates to over 70% of all horse racing from Britain and Ireland. So although not showing all horse races it shows the biggest percentage of any channel.

As the market leader the Racing TV channel shows nearly 90% of all Group and Graded horse races.

Racing TV will have only one day without any live horse racing outside of Good Friday and four days at Christmas.

What Happens If Races Start At The Same Time on Racing TV?

When there are unavoidable racing clashes on Racing TV, the recordings of the race (not shown) will still be shown on the linear channel.

The times of horse racing events are usually staggered to avoid this problem, but some race times can be delayed.

Depending on time availability Racing TV might only be able to show the recording of the finishes (if it is a busy day of racing like Bank Holidays and Boxing Day).

Racing TV has its very own dedicated live streaming service – called Racing TV Extra – which will be accessible on the RTV website, their mobile and TV apps.

What racecourses are covered by Racing TV in UK?

The 35 British tracks on RacingTV coverage are:

What racecourses are covered by Racing TV in Ireland?

All 26 Irish racecourses are covered by Racing TV. 23 of these are in Southern Ireland and 3 racecourses are in Northern Ireland.

The 26 Irish tracks on RacingTV coverage are:

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) signed an agreement with Sports Information Services (SIS) for direct-to-home and streaming rights to all 26 Irish racecourses.

The agreement to broadcast all 391 Irish race meetings is a huge contract for the Racing TV channel.

The rights of many of the leading British racecourses are managed by Racecourse Media Group (RMG), while SIS holds the horseracing rights to all Irish racecourses, via an agreement with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) and the Association of Irish Racecourses (AIR).

Key meetings on Racing TV

Here are the key meetings covered on Racing TV:

Where can I find Racing TV?

Here are the following places you can find Racing TV:

  • Racing TV is on Sky channel 426
  • Racing TV is on Virgin Media channel 536
  • Racing TV is on Virgin Ireland Channel 411
  • Racing TV is on Freeview Channel 261
  • Racing TV is on the website at
  • Racing TV is on the app store named “Racing TV – Live horse racing

What TV channel is Racing TV on?

Racing TV is on Sky channel 426.

To join Racing TV visit or call our team on 0844 855 1881 (UK) or 0818 776 700 (ROI).

The Sky Channel 426 for Racing TV is not available unless you subscribe and pay to join RacingTV.

Is Racing TV free?

The RacingTV mobile app is free to download, and Racing TV subscribers can watch the action right away by logging in to their account on the website.

Go to your Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, or Apple TV device and search for ‘Racing TV to sign up.’

How much will Racing TV cost?

The price of a Racing TV package is £24.98 a month.

If you pay for Racing TV annually the costs are £298 per year.

In Ireland, the pricing to subscribe to RacingTV is €31 a month.

Who Are RacingTV?

Racing TV is Britain and Ireland’s premier horseracing channel, which broadcasts in stunning 1080i high-definition.

Racing TV is a successful subscription channel, launched in 2004 (formerly Racing UK).

Racing TV is the finest Flat and National Hunt racing broadcaster that the sport can offer.

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) are the parent company of RacingTV and is best known for its subscription TV channel broadcasting on Sky, Virgin, Freeview and YouView to 60,000 residential subscriptions.

More than 10,000 pubs and clubs in the UK and Ireland subscribe to Racing TV.

Richard FitzGerald is the CEO of Racecourse Media Group who owns Racing TV.

What is Racing TV Extra?

Racing TV Extra allows members to benefit from a live dedicated racecourse feed from every Irish and British racecourse.

The live dedicated feed shows paddock footage, ‘going down’ and unsaddling pictures.

Each of the 62 racecourses will have its own dedicated live stream available on Racing TV Extra, a feature of Racing TV’s digital platform. This means live coverage of every British and Irish race in its entirety, as well as uninterrupted paddock, going down and unsaddling coverage, will be available to Racing TV members. Racing TV Extra will be available via the website, mobile and TV Apps for all members, whose membership fee will remain the same.

The Racing TV Extra exclusive service is great if horse racing fans want to focus on specific racecourse coverage.

For action-packed days, such as New Year’s Day, Racing TV Extra has a second gallery to provide a fully-produced dedicated second channel for Irish racing.

All races in their entirety will be shown via Racing TV Extra. Features

Here are features:

  • Horse Racing Racecards
  • Timeform Premium ratings
  • Horse Racing Tips
  • Horse Racing Results
  • Ability to bet with 12 leading bookmakers including price comparison via Oddschecker
  • Race Replays
  • Key interviews with jockeys and trainers

Who Are Racing TV’s Presenters and Pundits?

Racing TV teams are regularly voted at the forefront of the best horse racing commentators and best horse racing presenters.

The Irish commentators on RacingTV were voted the number Irish racing commentary for horse racing.

Racing TV Pundits

Here are the presenters and pundits on Racing TV:

  • Gary O’Brien
  • Kevin O’Ryan
  • Martin Dixon
  • Kate Harrington
  • Ruby Walsh
  • Donn McClean
  • Nick Luck
  • Tom Stanley
  • Lydia Hislop
  • Chris Dixon
  • Nick Lightfoot
  • Niall Hannity
  • Gordon Brown
  • Angus McNae
  • Rishi Persad
  • Andy Stephens
  • Alex Steedman
  • Martin Dwyer

Gary O’Brien will spearhead the Racing TV team in Ireland, where he will be joined by Kevin O’Ryan, Kate Harrington, Ruby Walsh and Donn McClean.

What Are the Racing TV Programs?

Here are the popular programs broadcasted on Racing TV:

  • The Friday Club – airs on Friday evenings, incorporating Dundalk (with an on-course presence) and British evening racing in the summer.
  • Mark Your Card – Saturday preview show, will move to a daily slot to offer the latest news, betting moves and previews for the day’s racing.
  • Luck On Sunday – Highly-acclaimed Sunday morning free-to-air show, hosted by Nick Luck.
  • This Racing Life – Weekly feature programme is hosted by Tom Stanley and Nick Lightfoot, which goes behind the scenes of some of racing’s heartlands.
  • Racing Replay – Shows all races in full, plus reaction, on the same day.

Racing TV Social Media

Here are Racing TV Social Media channels:

Summary of  Racing TV

Watching horse racing in the United Kingdom and Ireland has never been simpler with Racing TV showing the majority of horse racing events.

Here at British Racecourses we think that their coverage and commentary is outstanding and it is highly recommended.

In our where to watch live horse racing guide, we uncover the major other horse racing channels as ITV Racing and Sky Sports Racing. Between the three major horse racing television channels, the only other place you can look to watch horse racing is on the bookmakers with the live streaming feature.

The ability to bet and view horse racing events is very popular amongst horse racing punters and a big reason why many sources the best horse racing bookmakers online by checking if they have the watch live horse racing streaming feature. Some of the major online bookies that have live streaming are William Hill TV live stream, Sky Bet live stream, Ladbrokes live streaming, Paddy Power live stream, Coral tv live streaming, bet365 live streaming and Betfred live streaming services.

But the most popular is the Racing TV live stream free online at

We hope you like our comprehensive guide on Racing TV and utilise all the popular horse racing features below:

  • Racing TV Cards
  • Racing TV Tips
  • Racing TV Results
  • Racing TV Race Replays
  • Racing TV UK Live Stream

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