Ir­ish fans’ TV moan

The Racing Paper - - Trends And Diary -

JUMPS fans who rely heav­ily on Rac­ing TV to fol­low their favourite sport are un­der­stand­ably con­cerned at the im­pos­si­bly crowded fix­ture pro­gramme on New Year’s day.

That date marks the con­tro­ver­sial switch of cov­er­age of all Ir­ish race meet­ings from ATR to Rac­ing TV in ad­di­tion to the cards they al­ready trans­mit in this coun­try.

View­ers will not know which way to turn as races at Chel­tenham, Ex­eter, Mus­sel­burgh and Cat­t­er­ick will be shoe-horned on one chan­nel be­tween jumps meet­ings at Fairy­house and Tramore.

The mood in Ire­land is down­beat at the changes with the fiercest crit­i­cism re­served for the me­dia ex­ec­u­tives who al­lowed the cov­er­age of Ir­ish races to slip out of the hands of ATR.

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