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more Aus racing to be shown in UK & Ireland via Betfair

Wow, I thought I'd see hell freeze over first but Betfair have successfully negotiated with Sky Racing to bring live Australian Racing to customers in the UK & Ireland, in addition to Melbourne Cup Day (where the broadcast rights are held by another network).

Streaming Deal

Just a day after announcing a deal with the VRC to stream Flemington meetings to Betfair customers on its wagering website, Betfair's chief executive Andrew Twaits yesterday revealed the betting giant had also agreed a deal with Sky Racing to cover the spring carnival.

Twaits said the deal would enable up to 1.4 million Betfair customers in Ireland and Britain to see the best of the Melbourne spring carnival racing. It allows Betfair to have live streaming of today's Caulfield Cup meeting, the Cox Plate meeting next Saturday, three days of the Melbourne Cup carnival at Flemington and the Sandown Classic from Betfair Park on November 14.


If you're interested in trading on it, the fastest audio feed from Aus is SkySportsRadio, appears to be about one second behind the Betfair suspension which is pretty good. So you can compare the broadcast latency between market, audio and pics.

The streaming of these races is available to watch for free to logged-in Betfair customers with funds in their Betfair wallet.

And if you're interested in tonight's big race, the Caulfield Cup, run at 0605 UKT, here's an excellent preview from another site. It's not mine, but I do agree with his top selections.

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Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes
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1615 local time, 0515 GMT

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