Greyhounds to feature on Racing.com
Racing.com will broadcast five feature greyhound meetings after a new ground-breaking partnership between GRV and the Victorian Thoroughbred Racing IMB was announced on Monday night.
Over five Saturday nights throughout November and December 2022, the Racing.com channel will broadcast live GRV’s Metropolitan Festival of Racing, including the $1 million Melbourne Cup Final at Sandown Park and the $1.6 million The Phoenix at the Meadows.
It means greyhound racing will be showcased nationally on Racing.com’s free to air channel (78 & 68) and Foxtel’s channel 529 for the first time.
The meetings to be broadcast include:
• Topgun and Topgun Stayers at the Meadows on Saturday night 5 November
• Shoot Out and Melbourne Cup Preludes at Sandown on Saturday night 12 November
• Melbourne Cup Heats and Bold Trease Heats at Sandown on Saturday night 19 November
• Melbourne Cup and Bold Trease Final at Sandown on Saturday night 26 November; and
• Phoenix at the Meadows on Saturday night 17 December.
It’s not the first time Racing.com has broadcast another code, with harness racing’s Hunter Cup meeting shown earlier this year.
VTRIMB Chief Executive Officer, Peter Campbell, Racing.com was excited to deliver more live racing content.
“The Racing.com channel’s unique national metropolitan (Channel 78) and regional (Channel 68) free-to-air offering and carriage on Foxtel is a perfect platform for GRV to showcase these five massive meetings which will directly follow on from the sensational Spring and Summer Victorian thoroughbred racing that will take place on those days,” Campbell said.
“This is a great opportunity for greyhound racing fans to experience GRV’s five premium race meetings in a unique platform that only the Racing.com channel can offer.”
GRV acting CEO Stuart Laing said the Metropolitan Festival of Racing would showcase some of the best chasers in the country.
“Racing.com viewers will get to see the world’s best greyhounds racing for more than $4.1 million in prize money during this time where we will be broadcasting the best of the best to a national audience,” he said.
“This collaboration further illustrates how the Victorian Racing Industry is actively working together to promote Victorian racing nationally and ensure Victoria’s primacy as the leading racing and events jurisdiction.
“We sincerely appreciate VTRIMB’s support in partnering with us and their willingness to provide GRV and our industry with this opportunity and platform.”