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Racing League teams up with News UK and The Sun to bring you all the best coverage from exciting new £2million event

RACING LEAGUE has teamed up with News UK and SE to bring you all the best coverage from the exciting new £2million event.

Starting in July and lasting six weeks, 12 teams with top jockeys including the likes of Frankie Dettori and Hollie Doyle will compete for £50,000 in each race.

Jockey hero Dettori will be one of those competing in the exciting new tournament

Judged on a points-based scoring system, four racecourses will host the six race nights through the summer months.

And best of all, News UK is right here to bring you all the best previews, reaction and tips with our unrivalled coverage.

The multi-million pound partnership will aim to open up racing to a more diverse and mainstream audience.

SE will publish informative bespoke Racing League pull-outs packed full of interviews, stats, guides and tips, ahead of each of the six consecutive Thursday evening race meetings, which are set to be hosted at Newcastle, Doncaster, Lingfield Park and Royal Windsor racecourses.

In the build-up to the series curtain raiser at Newcastle Racecourse on Thursday 29 July, and in addition to publishing six weekly columns, The Times will feature a comprehensive Racing League preview, profiling jockeys, such as Doyle, Dettori and Oisin Murphy, and trainers, including John Gosden, Andrew Balding and Richard Fahey.

What’s more, SE’s acclaimed fantasy game specialist, Dream Team, will partner with Racing League, giving both horse racing enthusiasts and those new to the sport an exciting opportunity to pick and manage their ultimate racing team, with the overall champion banking £10,000.

All of Racing League’s 36 races will be aired live on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2, which will be anchored by the station’s team of presenters, with an outside broadcast hosted live from the Racing League series opener at Newcastle Racecourse on Thursday 29 July.

“Racing League’s Chief Marketing Officer, Oli Harris, said: “This investment in media is unprecedented in our sport, and will help fulfil our aim to take racing mainstream this summer.

“We want millions of people to share in the fun and excitement of Racing League and follow the drama of the competition over a two-month period.

“In terms of media prestige, our aim is to position horseracing alongside football, rugby and cricket, where it once was, and Racing League’s partnership with News UK will help us achieve that goal.”

News UK Broadcasting CEO, Scott Taunton, said: “Racing League is a fantastic concept and one that our world-class brands will bring to life across print, digital and audio. SE, The Times, SEday Times and talkSPORT have form when it comes to inspiring audiences around big sporting events and they will be there to bring all the excitement of Racing League to a large and diverse group of fans.”

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