Balbriggan all the way

first_imgBalbriggan put up an admirable front-running performance to land a gamble in the highly competitive Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan. Groody Hill, winner of this race in 2011, stayed on strongly for third, with Back Off Mate fourth. “It was easy enough to fancy him off a light weight,” said Sexton, last season’s champion Irish conditional rider.. “He was loving it all in front. His ears were pricked and he was winging his fences. He loves galloping and he handles soft ground.” Elliott, completing a double on the day following the success of Free Expression, said: “He’s owned by two soccer agents (Lee Power and Willie McKay). “We gave a good few quid for him but he’s paid his way now. He ran at Sedgefield because the lads were going to be there and we had a great day out. “I couldn’t believe the price he was (20-1 on Saturday and 11-1 on track). He’s in all the staying chases like the Becher and the Paddy Power. “He’d a nice light weight on his back and Kevin jumped him out and made use of it. He gave him a fine ride.” Balbriggan was cut to 12-1 from 14s for the Coral Welsh National with Paddy Power. Available at 14-1 in places in the morning, the Gordon Elliott-trained grey was sent off the 4-1 favourite and barely gave his legion of supporters an anxious moment. Ridden with supreme confidence by 3lb claimer Kevin Sexton, Balbriggan saw off all-comers as he bounded to victory by a length and three-quarters from Owega Star, the only one to pose a threat coming down the straight. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

History to be created as GHB hosts Pan American Cup 2017

first_imgGUYANA will host its first Pan American Cup this year, following the announcement by the Pan American Hockey Federation recently, with the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) hailing it as a historic achievement.The release from the body today indicated that Guyana will host both the men’s and women’s qualifying tournaments for the FIH Indoor World Cup 2018, a major accomplishment according to GHB president Philip Fernandes.“The Pan American Indoor Championships is a huge opportunity for Guyana. It is the first event of this magnitude for hockey that Guyana will host, in the history of the federation and it puts Guyana in the limelight for hockey.”He added, “It gives the country a great opportunity to showcase what Guyana is all about and that Guyana could function as a very effective host nation for international tournaments.”Meanwhile, Coco Budeisky, PAHF president, trusts that having a new country hosting a PAHF tournament will motivate other countries to apply for future events.According to the PAHF website, following the recommendation of the Bid Evaluation Committee, the Board of Directors approved Guyana to host the PAHF event for the first time and in the city of Georgetown.It will be held between October 14 and 22 with the exact dates to be confirmed along with the schedule of matches, which will be determined upon completion of team entries.last_img read more

Kwesé TV Thrills Anthony Joshua Fans in Sagamu

first_imgThis fight coincided with Sagamu Day, an annual celebration of life by Sagamu residents where praise and rituals are offered to the gods of the land.It was the second time Kwese will bring an Anthony Joshua fight to audience real time. In April 2017, Kwesé broadcast the fight between the champion, Anthony Joshua and Ukrainian former professional boxer, Wladimir Klitschko on its pay-tv, free-to-air and mobile platforms.Kwesé Sports is Econet Media’s exclusive sports content platform available on the Kwesé TV network.Through Econet Media’s pan-African presence, Kwesé Sports is accessible in a number of countries across sub-saharan Africa offering the very best in international and African sports.Kwesé Sports holds rights to some of the most popular sports content such as the Premier League, NBA, various FIFA tournaments including the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, Carabao Cup, Copa del Rey NFL, etc. Kwesé is also the exclusive home of ESPN offering 24 hours of comprehensive sports coverage.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria‘s innovative and newest pay-tv, Kwesé brought joy and excitement to the faces of Anthony Joshua’s family and fans over the weekend in Sagamu, Ogun State.The people of the ancient town, joined the rest of the world to celebrate Joshua as he defended his WBA and IBF heavyweight title against Cameroon-born French boxer, Carlos Takam, last Saturday.The much-anticipated bout which was screened live at Baba Josh Hall in Sagamu, saw over 2,000 fans cram into the facility to watch their own star win the iconic fight.Joshua dominated the fight, which was broadcast, to millions of Nigerians courtesy of Kwese TV from round one through the 10th round when the referee stopped the fight to save the Cameroonian from further punishment.The boxer has his roots in Sagamu, a historic town located in Ogun State.Ahead of the match, the Joshua family in Sagamu partnered Kwesé to air the live broadcast at the Joshua family hall in Sagamu.last_img read more

IHOC : Syracuse prepares for physical McGill team in exhibition match

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Paul Flanagan likes to talk about how his team is more unified this season than it has been in the past, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some competition in Syracuse practices.‘There’s always an American-Canadian rivalry,’ SU goaltender Kallie Billadeau said.‘As an American,’ she joked, ‘we don’t like (them).’When the Orange (5-7, 0-0 College Hockey America) takes on McGill (4-1, 2-1 Quebec Student Sports Federation) in an exhibition game Friday at Tennity Ice Pavilion, it will be taking the rivalry from the practice rink into a real-game situation. The Martlets are regularly one of the top teams in Canada and are currently the top-ranked team in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). Syracuse is facing McGill for the first time since 2009, which was the Orange’s inaugural season.SU is no stranger to elite teams this season, having played and lost to third-ranked Minnesota 4-0 in the season’s opening weekend and getting clobbered 9-2 by No. 2 Cornell on Tuesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It’s tough to play teams like this, but it’s a good thing,’ Billadeau said. ‘It shows where you are as a team and where you want to be.’Despite the Martlets’ Canadian origin, Syracuse doesn’t expect McGill to provide any more unique of a challenge than the other elite teams SU has faced this season. Syracuse has 10 players on its roster from Canada, but Canadians don’t play with any different schemes or strategies than the Americans.Even with the Martlets’ talent, the Orange still plans to treat the game as an exhibition. Though SU obviously hopes to win the game, Flanagan expects to get some players in the lineup who haven’t played as much this seasonFor Syracuse to successfully rebound from a loss to the Big Red and defeat McGill, the first priority is finding some way to beat McGill goaltender Charline Labonte.Another potential issue for the Orange is McGill’s physicality. Though Syracuse has 10 Canadian players, McGill, located in Montreal, is entirely Canadian. Billadeau expects the Canadians’ physical style of play to be notable on the ice Friday.‘I don’t know (many differences), but they’re physical,’ she said.Most importantly, though, is learning from the Cornell game. The blowout Syracuse suffered to the Big Red is a valuable learning experience for the Orange, and SU will make adjustments based on the game against McGill.‘You just take it game by game, period by period, even,’ SU forward Jessica Sorensen said. ‘You break it down even smaller, and that’s when good things happen.’Friday’s game against the Martlets will usher in a nearly two-week layoff that is much needed for the Orange after a brutal loss to Cornell and the challenge of this Canadian powerhouse.The time off will allow the Orange to overcome a few injuries that have hampered the team. SU forward Lisa Mullan hasn’t played since the opening weekend, and she can benefit from two straight weeks of treatment.But first come the Martlets. Though Syracuse’s final real game before a layoff didn’t go the way the Orange had hoped, the fight it showed when it finally got in the scoring column down 4-0 will have to carry over onto the ice Friday against McGill.‘It doesn’t count for any statistics other than just a chance to play,’ Flanagan said. ‘We can get everybody in. It’s an exhibition game, so we’ll have everybody dress and try to play everybody, and some of the kids that don’t play much are really going to get a chance to play a little bit more.’dbwilson@syr.educenter_img Published on November 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Transit online course teaches students financial wellness

first_imgFor Shaderica Lewis, a freshman studying electrical engineering, a curious click on the Transit financial wellness program while skimming the USC online safety and wellness courses last August paid off — quite literally. (From left to right) USC Credit Union training manager Eurie Im, chief marketing officer Tere Denison, Office for Wellness and Health Promotion health promotion specialist Amanda Vanni and Professor Beau. Photo courtesy of Oliver Tacto.“I knew that there were different types of loans, but I didn’t know you could push paying it back, or that you could not even have to pay it back at all,” she said. “Like if you joined the military, you don’t have to pay as much back.”Transit was brought to USC through a new partnership between the USC Office for Wellness and Health Promotion and the USC Credit Union with Everfi, the same platform through which USC students access AlcoholEdu. Launched officially last semester, the two-part online educational course teaches students about student loans, credit, paying off debt and financial decision-making. It’s part of a growing effort to support students against the student debt crisis by providing support for financial wellness, the OWHP website said.“We understand the stress that can come from financial concerns or feeling uncertain or unfamiliar with finances and how that can lead to stress and anxiety for students,” said Amanda Vanni, a health promotion specialist in the OWHP. She emphasized how the partnership between the OWHP and the Credit Union is the perfect marriage for a program like Transit to help students make sense not only of student loans and debt, but also their day-to-day budgets.“We have to think of finances as more than just loans and financial aid,” Vanni said. “On a day-to-day basis, you’re having to make decisions, you know, are you going to go to Starbucks or not? Is that in your budget? Can you afford to buy X, Y and Z? Students coming into college might not have had to work with budgeting before.”Everfi offers a multitude of different online wellness educational courses for K-12, undergraduate and graduate students. Transit was specifically created to help students whose financial concerns jeopardize their ability to graduate. According to an information sheet linked on the Everfi Transit page, 75 percent of college students have credit card debt and accumulate an average debt of $25,000 over six years in school. An overwhelming majority of students are worried about debt, and as funding declines, universities are looking for ways to support students when financial worries are on the rise. “The first semester [was] pretty successful,” said Eurie Im, a training manager for the USC Credit Union, on Transit’s first semester trial at USC. “We had 5,706 students complete it, and that was only incoming freshmen and transfers, so we hope to increase the participation rate with all other students. Our goal is to help students manage their student loan debt, to budget better, to learn about credit cards and to be successful in their financial lives.”The USC Credit Union currently serves about 8,000 students, and according to their chief marketing officer, Tere Denison, ensures financial wellness for students is one of their major goals, and Transit is one of the programs that helps them achieve it. “The students are the beginning, the middle and the end for us,” Denison said. “[They] are the foundation for a lot of what we do and what we aim to do.”last_img read more

Beat writers predict single-digit contest between Syracuse and No. 13 Virginia

first_img Published on January 23, 2016 at 10:42 am Syracuse (13-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) travels to No. 13 Virginia (14-4, 3-3) for a 7 p.m. tip on Sunday. Originally slated for Saturday, the game was pushed back due to a snowstorm headed toward Charlottesville. The Orange is coming off a two-point win at No. 20 Duke on Monday night.Here’s how our beat writers think the matchup will unfold.Sam Blum (15-5)Syracuse 75, Virginia 70Stay hot Baby it’s cold outside, but don’t tell that to the red hot Orange, coming off its best win of the season on Monday at Duke. The Cavaliers are stout at home, but have proven themselves beatable against the lesser ACC competition. The Orange is gradually proving that it belongs in the upper echelon of the conference, and a win against UVA does just that. Syracuse’s defense has been absurdly good this season, and a mixture of that and timely shooting will do the trick.Jesse Dougherty (14-6)Virginia 62, Syracuse 57Hoo goes there?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLet’s put it this way: The 2015-16 Virginia basketball team doesn’t lose at home. Period. And Syracuse, albeit coming off a road win at No. 20 Duke, isn’t the team to hand the No. 13 Cavaliers its first loss at John Paul Jones Arena. With Malcolm Brogdon and London Perrantes, the Hoos have a backcourt capable of breaking the zone and shutting down Michael Gbinije and Trevor Cooney on enough possessions for the Orange’s offense to sputter to the tune of a below-60-point performance.Matt Schneidman (13-7)Syracuse 66, Virginia 60Ice ageIn the aftermath of a snowstorm that shut down the entire UVA campus, Syracuse will turn back the clock and revert to the 3-point happy team that won the Battle 4 Atlantis at the beginning of the season. Cooney, Gbinije and Malachi Richardson are rarely all hot in the same game but Sunday provides an opportunity for a second straight win against a ranked opponent and a possible catapulting back into a glimmer of the national spotlight. Virginia is a stingy interior team, so Syracuse resorts to what it knows best for the upset. Comments Related Stories ACC moves Syracuse-Virginia game to Sunday at 7 p.m. due to impending snowstormSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about No. 13 VirginiaTyler Roberson brings improved offensive game to No. 13 VirginiaTyler Lydon increases inside presence heading into matchup with UVASyracuse basketball roundtable: Rebounding, X-factors and the bubble watchcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Senior Corinne Ozanne mentors freshman Andrea Bombace to fill similar role

first_imgSyracuse freshman Andrea Bombace first learned of Corinne Ozanne in eighth grade.Ozanne was a member of the Jersey Inferno, a travel softball team based in New Jersey that also produced former Syracuse pitcher Lindsay Taylor and current Orange pitcher AnnaMarie Gatti. Bombace played on several different teams throughout high school and saw Ozanne at numerous tournaments over the years.“I’ve known her from travel ball,” Bombace said. “I’ve seen her play in tournaments, and she’s someone that works hard all the time.”While Ozanne was making a name for herself with the Inferno, Bombace was taking notes. She didn’t get the chance to meet the star hitter in person until coming to SU (23-18, 8-9 Atlantic Coast) this past fall, but Bombace always knew that Ozanne was the type of player she wanted to become.“She’s someone that I’ve been trying to shadow for a while,” Bombace said. “It’s like when you’re going to an internship and you’re trying to shadow somebody that you want to be, (Ozanne is) who I want to be.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the fall, Ozanne saw potential in the young power-hitting designated player who will take Ozanne’s spot at first base next season. She too remembered Bombace from travel ball. Her intimidating swing and attitude at the plate were the biggest things that stuck out to Ozanne from day one.Standing at 5 feet 10 inches, the freshman is also one of the tallest players on the team, and she turned heads as she took reps in the batting cages and on the field during the first few weeks of practice.“She’s a monster of a person and I wouldn’t want to pitch to her,” Ozanne said. “That just adds to her demeanor (at the plate).”After spending almost an entire season with Bombace, Ozanne has a whole new understanding of the freshman. With three weeks left in the regular season, Bombace is currently hitting .250 with a .672 slugging percentage and eight home runs, just three short of Ozanne’s total in her freshman season. A week ago, Ozanne broke Syracuse’s all-time career home-run record.Though Bombace has shown early promise for the Orange this season, Ozanne makes sure she doesn’t take it easy on the freshman during practice. She said she’s always harping on what Bombace can do better at the plate.Bombace has in turn used this season as an opportunity to learn from Ozanne, and has started to emulate some of the the senior’s day-to-day routines.“When we travel, she’s always up early in the morning working out, and I’ve actually started doing that,” Bombace said. “I work hard, but it’s nice to see someone who works even harder.”The two right-handers both demand respect from opposing pitchers, assistant coach Alisa Goler said.When Ozanne leaves the program, she hopes to see Bombace fill her space on the roster, and become one of those girls that younger teammates aspire to be.“We’re hoping that with all that she’s learned from (Ozanne), she will be one of those players that girls look up to,” Goler said. “I’m really hoping she comes in and does that, (the opportunity) will be hers for the taking.”In her final weeks as a player at SU, Ozanne is trying her best to invest her knowledge and skillsets with Bombace in hopes that the Orange will continue to prosper in the future.“There’s only so many times that you can help a player out before you’re no longer there,” Ozanne said. “It would be awesome if Andrea could be better than me — grow up in her senior year and break all of the records — but I have to help her get to that point until I’m gone.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 19, 2016 at 11:14 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edulast_img read more

Superlatives from Syracuse’s season-opening 48-34 loss to No. 11 Virginia

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 6, 2019 at 11:01 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary Syracuse (0-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) lost 48-34 to Virginia (1-0, 1-0) in its worst offensive performance in the Jim Boeheim era. The Orange started slow in the first half, but timely offense allowed them to pull the game close at halftime of the low-scoring matchup. In the second half, Syracuse’s offense fell silent again. And the Orange never recovered.Here are some superlatives from the game.Stud: Elijah HughesIn a game with limited offense, Hughes still managed a solid performance. He scored 14 points and was the Orange’s only consistent force on the offensive end. He drew fouls, hit 3-pointers and opened up lanes for his teammates by breaking down defenses on the perimeter.Hughes had a poor shooting performance, but was the only Syracuse player who consistently found his own shot. If someone has to emerge as the best SU player Wednesday, it’s Hughes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDud: Bourama SidibeSidibe, as expected from Jim Boeheim’s previous lineups, comments and rotations, earned the start Wednesday night. In a game that packed a lot of size in the interior, Sidibe was no outlier: he disturbed layups early in the half on high-low drives from the free throw line and scored Syracuse’s first points of its young season.But two fouls in under a minute sent Sidibe to the bench and he didn’t return for the remainder of the half. On his second foul, Sidibe jumped up but shot his arms forward.“Hands up,” Boeheim yelled from the sideline, repeating until he drew Sidibe’s eyes.After Syracuse’s exhibition game against Carleton, Boeheim noted Sidibe has worn an Orange uniform for three seasons, but much of his time has been spent watching from the sidelines. Sidibe doubled down on that inexperience with poor interior defense, undisciplined fouls and little energy on cuts running the pick and roll.Biggest surprise: Joe Girard III, point guardThrough Brycen Goodine handled the ball for the majority of the preseason after Jalen Carey exited the game, Girard III was SU’s de facto No. 2 point guard. In the first half, Girard III — a high-school star who relied on a knockdown 3-point jumper en route to 50-plus point performances — made an immediate impact on dribble drives to the rim.To break a long SU scoring slump, Girard III used two dribbles to penetrate and dropped off a pass to Marek Dolezaj. Dolezaj turned and hit a floater over the Cavaliers defense. He worked the ball inside several times thereafter, sparking a run of inside-outside creation the Orange had not yet seen.On one play he faded off the ball, caught a pass at the top of the key and fired a shot that bounced off the back of the rim. But the momentum — which seemed to be in Girard III’s favor — carried the ball back into the rim. The Carrier Dome crowd, sensing life from the SU offense, exploded in cheers.The big moment: Kody Stattmann’s 3-pointerDespite trailing for most of the game, the Orange — behind a 3-point heavy attack — always seemed in reach of the Cavaliers. On a possession with under nine minutes to play in the game, Virginia worked the ball around the exterior of the 3-point line and found Kody Stattmann open on the left wing.The sophomore guard, who was quiet for a large part of the game, rose up and drained a 3-pointer to sink the Orange deficit even further to 15 points, 42-27 the score. The Orange seemed lifeless afterward: they turned the ball over, missed open threes and shots under the basket. Three minutes of game time later, Syracuse remained down by 16. Fans headed for the exits. Commentslast_img read more

WWE Superstar Shakeup Edition sees AJ Styles,Rey Mysterio and More Move To WWE Raw. Results & Highlights Inside

first_img Channel 286 (HD) COMMENT Channel 610 (HD) #TheMan @BeckyLynchWWE is on alert…because there’s a #SassySouthernBelle in the house! #RAW #SuperstarShakeUp @LaceyEvansWWE pic.twitter.com/R3Bp92fJJC— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 16, 2019 AJ Styles The Miz Ricochet Aleister Black Erik Ivar Andrade Zelina Vega Rey Mysterio Lars Sullivan Jimmy Uso Jey Uso Naomi EC3 Lacey Evans Eric Young Cedric Alexander The Usos defeat Chad Gable and Bobby Roode Channel 411 (SD) Channel 471 (SD) Dean Ambrose Show ups to complete the shield reunion after Raw goes off-air Channel Number Andrade Pins Finn Balor the current WWE Intercontinental Champion The Revival and The Viking Experience defeat Ricochet, Aleister Black, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder Channel 506 (SD) AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns defeated Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley in a 6-man Tag Team Match WWE Raw Results, Updates and Highlights Last Updated: 16th April, 2019 11:05 IST WWE Superstar Shakeup Edition Sees AJ Styles,Rey Mysterio And More Move To WWE Raw. Results & Highlights Inside Catch WWE Raw Results and Highlights. It is also famously known as WWE Monday Night Raw. Also, Get Raw Telecast in India. Superstar Shakeup details inside with Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose reunited in a special off-air segment The Miz attacked Shane McMahon The Miz became the first superstar to move to RAW. He attacked Shane McMahon during the opening segment of the show. The Miz chased Shane away with a chair. TATA Sky Written By Reliance Digital TV Service Provider Sun Direct First Published: 16th April, 2019 10:48 IST Channel 505 (SD) WWE Raw is a show and also a brand which is part of the WWE network based in the United States. It is produced by Vince McMahon who is also the CEO of WWE Inc i.e World Wrestling Entertainment. Raw is more famously known as “Monday Night Raw”Raw was the home brand for many top WWE stars including Triple H, Ric Flair, Batista, Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Christian, Shawn Michaels, Kane, Trish Stratus, Lita, Stacy Keibler.Current Championships in WWE Raw and Current Championscenter_img Channel 611 (SD) WWE Universal Championship – Seth Rollins WWE Intercontinental Championship – Finn Balor WWE Raw Women’s Championship – Becky Lynch WWE Raw Tag Team Championship – Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder Airtel Digital Tv Dish TV Channel 285 (SD) As of April 8, 2019, Raw has aired 1,350 episodes and in general, the show runtime is about 3 hours long. Michael Cole is the famous play-by-commentator while Corey Graves and Renee Young are color Commentators present on the set.WWE is an American media and entertainment company that is popular in the field of professional wrestling. WWE stands for World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. which as the name suggests is a form of Sports Entertainment purely storyline driven and for the purpose of entertainment. It is owned by Vince McMahon who also is the CEO of the company. It is a publicly traded company on the NYSE and was formerly known as WWF till 2012 until it revamped its logo to WWE. Videocon D2h Channel 523 (HD) SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Digital Desk #RAW’s newest Superstar @AJStylesOrg is taking over in this 6-Man Tag Match main event! #SuperstarShakeUp pic.twitter.com/OcTKrhH1bH— WWE (@WWE) April 16, 2019 Monday Night Raw saw the first night of superstar shakeup in which Raw and SmackDown redistribute talent, set up a new storyline and offer new opportunities.Here’s the full list of Superstars moving to Raw in this year’s superstar shakeup Dean Ambrose came out after Raw to talk to the fans! #SuperstarShakeup #WWE #Shield pic.twitter.com/nocA5JBGck— Wrestling Writeups (@wrestlewriteups) April 16, 2019 The @WWEUsos are FEELING IT as they take on @REALBobbyRoode & @WWEGable on #RAW! #SuperstarShakeUp pic.twitter.com/8LoIql6yrk— WWE (@WWE) April 16, 2019 WATCH US LIVE I’m back. No one’s safe. End of Story. #MondayNightMiz #SuperStarShakeUp #Raw pic.twitter.com/KQNizBv0Hv— The Miz (@mikethemiz) April 16, 2019 Channel 927 (HD) Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch defeats Ruby Riott Channel 470 (HD) Bayley & Naomi def. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The IIconics NXT Tag Team Champions The Viking Experience and The Revival def. Raw Tag Team Champions Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins and Aleister Black & Ricochet in an Eight-Man Tag Team Match WWE Raw Telecast Timings in IndiaThe rights to air WWE belongs to Sony – Ten Network. Viewers can watch the live telecast of Raw every Tuesday at 5:30 am on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

RMG secures £110m in media & data rights payments in 2018

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon BHA and HRI to carry out non-standard race times trial December 19, 2019 Jim Mullen returns to business by taking on Reach publishing July 30, 2019 Share Roger Lewis – RMGRacecourse Media Group (RMG), the media rights manager and distributor for 37 UK/IRE racetracks has generated 2108 media-data rights payments of £109.7 million.The figure represents an 18% increase on 2017 results, with RMG governance confident of future prospects having absorbed the content of all 26 Irish racecourses plus Chelmsford City in 2019, and rebranding Racing UK to Racing TV.Roger Lewis,  Chairman of RMG, said: “Racecourse Media Group has enjoyed another productive year, not only by generating record financial results for our shareholder racecourses, but also by forging many exciting new partnerships and relationships.“We have completed the first full year of our new LBO contract with SIS, which replaced Turf TV. The new arrangement has led to a closer collaboration between our racecourses and the gaming sector.”In its update, RMG details that £110 million payments, were derived from, seven verticals;In the update, Roger Lewis confirms that in 2019, RMG will look to broaden its international network, distributing media rights for UK and IRE races at a global scale.“This new content set is included in Racing TV’s streaming service for online bookmakers in the UK and Ireland, and also forms part of our international TV sales, which distributes to direct-to-home broadcasters worldwide” – Lewis adds“We also launched Racing TV International, our global betting TV channel, replacing GBI Racing, which serves betting operators in more than 40 countries across the globe”.In 2019, the RMG has moved to bolster its governance capacity, in light of preparing for a number of regulatory challenges with regards to FOBT legislations and its impact on UK LBO estates.Seeking better coordination and knowledge of the UK betting sector, this April, RMG confirmed Jim Mullen, the former CEO of Ladbrokes Coral, and Britt Boeskov of Kindred Plc, as independent non-executive directors to its Board. “There is also political and regulatory uncertainty, not only in our country but across our global territories. However, we feel together, we are well placed to meet these challenges and create the best outcome for our racecourses.”“RMG is actively considering a wide range of new opportunities to significantly benefit all of our shareholder racecourses over the coming years. This work is firmly in hand.” Submit Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 Sharelast_img read more