At the Races

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At The Races
Current (2008) At The Races Logo
Launched 2000 (original)
2004 (relaunching)
Closed 2003 (original)
Owned by Sky plc/Arena Racing Company
Picture format 576i, 16:9 (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV) (2016)
Audience share 0.09% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Sky Channel 415
Virgin Media Channel 535
Virgin Media Ireland Channel 418
Streaming media
At The Races Video Pro

At The Races is a British television channel owned by Sky plc and Arena Racing Company, owner of 27 (out of the 60) UK racecourses. It is one of the two major UK horse racing television channels, along with Racing UK.

It was originally launched in 2000 as a partnership between the afformentioned entities plus Channel Four Television Corporation. It stopped broadcasting in 2003 due to financial problems but, after restructuring, was relaunched in 2004 without Channel Four.

The station is focused on horse racing from the UK, Ireland, North America, France and (overnight) Australia, showing many live races and related shows.


The channel starts broadcasting at 9am every day. In the mornings on the hour, Racing News is shown, followed by reviews of previous days racing. This format is repeated several times and updated with interviews. Presenters change over in the early afternoon and the lead presenter is joined by a guest to discuss the afternoon's racing.

  • Racing Review
  • The Sunday Forum
  • Monday Review (Mondays only)
  • World of Racing (Tuesdays only)
  • The Form Factor (Wednesdays only)
  • The Irish Angle (Thursdays only)
  • The Friday Focus (Fridays only)
  • Raceday Live
  • Evening Racing
  • At The Races Stateside
  • Australian Racing


  • Robert 'Sir Bob' Cooper – Studio presenter and on course reporter
  • Sean 'Boycie' Boyce – Studio presenter
  • Matt Chapman – Studio presenter and on course reporter, usually Windsor on Summer Monday evenings
  • Darrell Williams – Studio presenter
  • Tony 'Enzo' Ennis – Studio presenter and commentator
  • Luke Harvey – Occasional studio work and on course reporter. Also jointly presents "Get In" with Jason Weaver
  • John Hunt – Studio presenter (also BBC Radio 5Live commentator)
  • Steve Millar – Studio presenter (Stateside)
  • Simon Mapletoft – Occasional studio presenter and on course reporter
  • Jason Weaver – Studio presenter and on course reporter
  • Mike Cattermole – Studio presenter and on course reporter (was also formerly presenter/commentator for Channel 4 Racing)
  • Zoey Bird – Studio presenter and on course reporter
  • Alex Hammond – Occasional studio presenter and on course reporter (also a presenter on Sky Sports News)
  • Derek 'Tommo' Thompson – Studio presenter (was also formerly a presenter/commentator for Channel 4 Racing)
  • Gareth "The Voice" O'Brien – Ireland correspondent
  • Kevin O'Ryan – Irish racing on course presenter
  • Martin Kelly – Studio presenter and on course reporter
  • John McCririck – Betting pundit (usually appears alongside reporter at the racecourse)
  • Jim McGrath – Reporter (was also formerly the BBC's main commentator)
  • Mick Fitzgerald – Jump racing reporter (also a Channel 4 pundit)
  • Gina Harding – Studio presenter and occasional racing reporter
  • John Blance - Studio presenter and also race commentator


The partner racecourses are:


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