New TV deal to bring the harness code to a wider audience

The Inter Dominion harness racing series will premiere on Sky Thoroughbred Central.

The flagship harness racing event, the $ 1.1 million Inter Dominion TAB Stimulation and Trotting Championship Series, will be broadcast live for the first time on Sky Thoroughbred Central.

Sky’s flagship channel will broadcast full coverage of all three inter-Dominion rounds at Tabcorp Park Menangle, Gold Crown Paceway Bathurst and Newcastle International Paceway from Saturday, November 27, culminating with the Grand Final on Saturday night, December 11 at Menangle.

Harness Racing NSW chief executive John Dumesny said broadcasting Inter Dominion to a wider audience was the key to securing the partnership with Tabcorp and Sky.

“We are indebted to David Attenborough and Adam Rytenskild for the sponsorship of Tabcorp, to John Vellis and the Sky management team for continuing to support harness racing in NSW and, most importantly, to Peter V’landys and Racing NSW, which exclusively provides thoroughbred content for Sky Thoroughbred Central enabling this unprecedented broadcast opportunity for harness racing, ”said Dumesny.

“The show will allow harness racing to be featured on a channel watched and loved by racing enthusiasts around the world, hosted by the best talent available, many of whom have a genuine affinity for harness racing after starting their race. brilliant career at the trot. “

The return of the crowds to the track will be complemented by the airing of all Inter Dominion events on Sky’s Thoroughbred Central.


The NSW government has announced a new chairman, vice chairman and board director for Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW).

Regulatory Improvement and Innovation Minister Kevin Anderson said the appointments provide the board with a range of experiences while bringing new ideas and perspectives.

“I am pleased to announce that the GRNSW board of directors will be overseen by John Williams and Rebekah Giles as chairman and vice chairman, with Helen Moore joining the board as a director,” said Anderson said.

The minister said the appointments of Williams, Giles and Moore will and will offer “new and innovative new perspectives for Greyhound Racing NSW”.

“Mr. Williams has been an excellent Ambassador for rural and regional Australia, with extensive experience including as a mower, truck driver, farmer and owner of an import distribution business,” said Mr. Anderson.

“Ms. Moore has previously served on the GRNSW Board of Directors and will be a valuable asset to GRNSW over the next two years. She has extensive business and corporate experience, including managerial roles, currently as COO of Collins Food Group and prior to Woolworths Limited, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan.

“Ms. Giles is a practicing lawyer with a background in sports law. She served on the board of directors of GWS Giants where she chaired the integrity committee. Ms. Giles is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and President of the Centennial Parklands Foundation.

Anderson said the NSW government remains committed to supporting greyhound racing in NSW after investing $ 30 million under the Safety Improvement Capital Grants program On Tracks.

Originally published as New TV deal to bring premier harness racing event to wider audiences

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