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Increased Coverage Of British Racing In US
Racing UK & its South Africa-based international rights partner Phumelela "have signed a distribution deal with Turfway Park racecourse in Kentucky that will guarantee increased coverage of British racing in the US," reported racingpost.co.uk. The new arrangement begins with Kempton's March all-weather flat fixture (distributed in North America alongside the Dubai World Cup meeting) & "the regular service will run from Easter Monday (April 9) to the end of October". Up to 3 fixtures a day from RUK's 30 tracks will be beamed to the US from Monday-Saturday. Phumelela (a 20% shareholder in RUK) will "provide the betting facility for the service, sending bets placed in US outlets (which range from racecourses to off-track outlets) directly into the UK Tote pools".