VRC and Sky Sports Racing enter UK and Ireland rights partnership

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has signed a long-term deal with Sky Sports Racing which will see it broadcast exclusively in the UK and Ireland the Melbourne Cup Carnival, including the Lexus Melbourne Cup – Australia’s richest handicap race and one of the world’s most historic races. 

The Melbourne Cup Carnival attracts huge crowds of more than 310,000 over the four days each year and is recognised as the highlight of the Australian racing calendar.

The deal with Sky Sports Racing covers all four days of the Carnival including AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Kennedy Oaks Day and Stakes Day as well as Lexus Melbourne Cup Day. Sky Sports Racing will also have on track exclusivity among UK and Ireland broadcasters.

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