TG4 is to add an additional three horse racing meetings to their existing coverage of the sport this November.

Starting with the unique Laytown Races meeting on the County Meath beach on Monday, November 1, TG4 will cover Naas’ first jump meeting of the season on Saturday, November 6 and day one of Punchestown’s Winter Festival on Saturday, November 13.

These three new racing programmes add to TG4’s already extensive racing portfolio. RTÉ also carries a significant portfolio of meetings while Virgin Media carries coverage that is presented in the UK on ITV, including the Cheltenham, Aintree and Epsom Festivals.

This year, TG4 increased their racing coverage with 10 new racing programmes from Punchestown on St Valentine’s Day to Sligo on May 2 as part of their Spring racing series.

The national Irish language public service broadcaster also covered two days of the Galway Festival, in addition to broadcasting from the Listowel Festival for 17 years.

The programmes will be hosted by Seán Bán Breathnach and Mánus Ó Conghaile who will be joined by racing pundits Sarah Lynam, Evelyn Ní Ghriallais and Daragh Ó Conchúir.

“TG4 are delighted to continue and expand their partnership with Horse Racing Ireland with a further three days of quality live racing in 2021,” said Rónán Ó Coisdealbha, TG4 Head of Sport.

“Building on the success of the Spring racing series, Galway Race Week and the Listowel Harvest Festival, we are delighted to include for the first time on national television live coverage of racing from the unique Laytown strand along with jump racing from Naas and Punchestown.”


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