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Southwell Racecourse fixture to be televised on ITV4 as part of Racing League and ITV Racing announcement

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A Thursday fixture at Southwell Racecourse will be broadcast live on ITV4 for the first time.

Racing League and ITV Racing have announced that the 2022 competition will be broadcast live on ITV4.

Flat racing at Southwell Racecourse. (49495692)
Flat racing at Southwell Racecourse. (49495692)

After its launch in 2021, Racing League will return in 2022, with six Thursday fixtures offering over £2m in prize money, and will be broadcast by ITV Racing alongside its long-term partner Sky Sports Racing.

Action begins at Doncaster on August 4, with Southwell hosting the penultimate fixture on September 8, which will be held under lights.

All licensed racehorse trainers in the UK and Ireland have been invited to register their interest in representing one of seven regional teams, to compete in this year’s competition.

Teams representing Ireland, Scotland, Yorkshire, The North, The East, Wales and The West and London and The South will eligible to run two horses in each race across the six fixtures.

Final teams will be announced later this month.

Chief executive of Racing League, Jeremy Wray, said: “We are delighted to confirm this broadcast agreement with ITV Racing to bring the Racing League live to terrestrial television, which we see as an excellent next step for the competition.

"Sky Sports Racing have, of course, been a hugely important partner in establishing the Racing League, and we look forward to also continuing our association with them and their team over the course of this year.”

Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, said: “ITV Racing are delighted to be able to bring free to air coverage of the Racing League to a terrestrial audience.

"We look forward to working with the team and the participating racecourses across the late summer to help widen the appeal of the competition in its second year.”

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