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Royal Ascot: Oisin Murphy will join Sky Sports Racing for unrivaled coverage of the five-day meeting from June 14 |  Race News


Champion jockey Oisin Murphy will join Sky Sports Racing for its unparalleled coverage of Royal Ascot, with every race live from Tuesday June 14.

Murphy, a three-time champion and retained driver for Qatar Racing, will act as a special guest expert to offer his analysis and expert opinion during the famous five-day meeting.

Murphy, who ran the jockey at Royal Ascot in 2021, will be joined by pundit and analyst Kevin Blake, as well as Sky Sports Racing’s excellent team of on-course presenters led by Alex Hammond.

Hammond will present the afternoon coverage alongside a roster of respected pundits including former flat racer Freddy Tylicki and former champion jockey Seb Sanders.

Jamie Lynch and Jim McGrath will provide expert SkyPad analysis, with Mick Fitzgerald, Leonna Mayor and Hayley Moore providing parade ring and interview coverage.

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Alex Hammond to lead Sky Sports Racing’s coverage of the famous five-day meeting

Gina Bryce and Josh Apiafi will present a preview each morning, alongside journalists Mike Cattermole and Zoey Bird.

The strong overseas aspect of the Royal Ascot competition will be well represented by a number of overseas pundits, including NBC Sports’ Britney Eurton.

Sky Sports Racing Head of Racing Rob Dakin said: “We are absolutely delighted to have both Oisin Murphy and Kevin Blake on board as part of our Royal Ascot coverage on Sky Sports Racing.

Sky Sports Racing’s unparalleled coverage of Royal Ascot

Innovative Technology – Flagship SkyPad analysis on location alongside Hi-Motion cameras to bring viewers closer to the action. A new studio will also debut for 2022.

Dedicated coverage – 38 hours of the world’s best live coverage from the track, complemented by coverage on Sky Sports News with journalist David Craig

Global reach – Live coverage will begin at 11 a.m. each day and will be streamed across the United States via NBC Sports.

Sustainable Coverage – Coverage of Royal Ascot by Sky Sports Racing will be Albert certified – the TV industry standard for sustainable TV production

Big Name Features – Specially shot features with star names such as Frankie Dettori, William Haggas and Willie Carson will be part of the Sky Sports Racing build, also available on Sky Sports Racing’s digital and online platforms and At The Breeds.

Digital coverage – Race updates, news, reaction and analysis on our Sky Sports blog live daily from Royal Ascot, plus exclusive tips and insights from expert experts

“The pair will join an exceptional team of presenters, led by Alex Hammond, and will provide invaluable insight and opinion on all the major talking points throughout the week.

“Covering the world’s biggest flat meeting is a huge privilege for Sky. As well as being supported by coverage on Sky Sports News, Sky Sports Racing will produce and distribute more coverage than any other broadcaster during the week, whilst maintaining our Albert Certified as coverage as part of Sky’s commitment to protecting the environment and reaching net zero by 2030.”




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