Horse Racing

Game of Thrones inspires QIPCO British Champions Series

Building up to the Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse, the QIPCO British Champions Series has launched a promotional Game of Thrones themed video series.

The series features guides to each of the ten racecourses in this year’s British Champions Series. The first one showcases the York Racecourse ahead of four Champions Series races this week, and subsequent videos in the series will look at each of the other nine ‘kingdoms’ which will act as venues for the flat racing series this summer.

Goodwood extends global media reach

This year’s edition of the Qatar Goodwood Festival event will benefit from widespread media coverage, Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has revealed.

For the first time, the event - which runs from 30th July to 3rd August - will be broadcast by NBC in the US, CBC in Canada and Network Ten in Australia.

NBC will broadcast a live two-hour show on Wednesday, while CBC will show all five days of racing. Horse-racing channels TVG and HPI TV will also provide coverage in the US and Canada, respectively.

Former BT Sport head Bushell named Group CEO of The Jockey Club

Former BT Sport Managing Director, Delia Bushell, has today been announced as the new Group Chief Executive of The Jockey Club, British horseracing’s biggest commercial organisation.

Bushell, who has over 20 years’ experience within media and sport, will oversee all of The Jockey Club’s properties, including The Cheltenham Festival, the Randox Health Grand National and The Investec Derby Festival.

QIPCO British Champions Series - Game of Thrones

With Game of Thrones gearing up for its series finale this weekend, the QIPCO British Champions Series has launched its own map of Westeros.

Inspired by the hit show’s famous opening sequence, the horse-racing series will deliver guides to each of its 10 kingdoms – or racecourses – that make up this year's calendar of events. The feature will culminate when the series descends on King’s Landing (Ascot) on 19th October.

The first episode takes a look at Newbury Racecourse, home of the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, the second race in the mile category of this year’s series.

The Jockey Club - Qipco Guineas Festival

Newmarket Racecourse has staged its first-ever guinea pig race as it prepares for its showpiece Qipco Guineas Festival this weekend.

In a tongue-in-cheek video released by The Jockey Club, Newmarket's Rowley Mile course staged the 'Guineas Two Metres', which was won by 9-4 favourite Too Darn Soft.

The video features ITV racing commentator Richard Hoiles and presenter Ed Chamberlin, who ends the film by inviting viewers to watch the "real thing" this weekend.

Jockeys launch Know Thy Nuts campaign

Men's health charity Movember has teamed up with three of horse racing’s leading jockeys in a new campaign to raise awareness of testicular cancer.

Three young jockeys  – Oisin Murphy (23); Charlie Bishop (25) and Tom Marquand (21) – feature in a video launched to coincide with April's Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.

The stars are seen stripping off in the shower, demonstrating the best way for men to check themselves for the disease.

Jockey Club turns star horses into Marvel superheroes

In the run-up to the 2019 Randox Health Grand National, The Jockey Club has teamed up with Marvel to create the world’s first comic book showcasing British racehorses as superheroes.

Red Rum, Frankel and Kauto Star are among the equine stars immortalised in the publication, joining the likes of Spider-Man, Black Panther and Captain Marvel in achieving Marvel comic book fame.

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