Racing.com expands its broadcast of racing to include Queensland for the first time on Saturday, showcasing the opening day of the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival with the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 meeting.
This is the first time that Racing.com has been able to showcase another Australian meeting outside of Victoria, having broadcast 10 feature meetings from New Zealand and the current Hong Kong racing season on free-to-air Channels 78 and 68.
For the next five weeks, Racing.com will broadcast the best of Queensland racing alongside its regular coverage of Victorian racing on Saturdays.
This will be shown on free-to-air Channels 78 and 68, Foxtel 529 and Racing.com digital.
On Saturday, coverage will begin at 9am with ‘Before The First’ hosted by Ben Asgari, with form previews of Caulfield, Doomben and Morphettville by David Gately, and the form preview of Donald with Dean Pettit.
Racing.com viewers will be able to enjoy the coverage of all nine races from Caulfield beginning with a cross to the track at 11:15am, then all seven races from Donald, and all eight races from Doomben, including the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 over 1200m at 4:04pm AEST.
Shane Anderson will anchor the coverage at Caulfield, joined by race caller Matthew Hill, form analyst Clint Hutchison, mounting yard analyst Jayne Ivil, Sam Hyland on horseback interviewing winning jockeys and journalist Grace Ramage with breaking news throughout the day.
Race caller Ric McIntosh will cover all of the action from Donald.
Jason Richardson will host the Doomben coverage trackside, joined by Brent Zerafa with form for all races plus breaking news. This will include interviews with some of the leading trainers and jockeys in attendance at Doomben, along with Racing Queensland CEO Dr Eliot Forbes and Brisbane Racing Club Chairman Neville Bell.
David Fowler will call the Doomben races courtesy of Radio TAB.
With Caulfield and Doomben scheduled within approximately 10 minutes of each other throughout the afternoon, both venues will have focussed mounting yard coverage that will include market updates, form assessment, the ‘pick of the yard’ and pre-race trainer interviews in the time available.
The broadcast will accompany extensive coverage across Racing.com digital and social media channels throughout the day.
Racing.com will cross to live coverage of the final six races from Sha Tin in Hong Kong on free-to-air channels 78 and 68 from 5pm AEST.