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RTE Live Horse Racing

RTE is one of Ireland's state broadcasters and throughout the whole year they show live horse racing from the UK and Ireland.  In a country who live and breathe racing RTE provide coverage of some of the top races and festivals throughout the season, combining analysis from top pundits, to providing the viewers with the latest betting.

As well as covering the major horse racing events in Ireland RTE also show live action of both the Aintree Grand National and the Cheltenham Festival from the UK. 

Very much like the BBC, RTE cover a whole host of sports, so horse racing coverage isn't a weekly broadcast, but with around 30 days live coverage from a plethora of tracks it still gives the viewers some top class equine action.

The show incorporates some top presenters from the likes of Ted Walsh, whilst Tom Lee is a regular contributor from the betting ring to provide viewers with the latest betting news.

The Curragh is regular stomping ground for RTE as they cover the Irish Guineas Festival, as well as the eagerly-anticipated Irish Derby and Irish St Leger. 

RTE pull out all the stops when the Galway Festival and Punchestown Festival is on as daily coverage of the meetings provides viewers with pure racing entertainment.  Galway Races lasts for seven days where the channel report from the track every day and show live racing as Dermot Weld looks to dominate the extravaganza. 

Meanwhile, when the Punchestown Festival comes on the Irish public all tune in to see some of the top equine action over five days and RTE give up-to-the-minute analysis and betting advice from the track for the five day festival.

Even though there isn't wall-to-wall coverage like At The Races and Racing UK provide, when RTE do cover live horse racing, they provide their viewers with a top class programme brought together by knowledgeable presenters and more importantly top class racing.

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RTE have a top team of presenters and you can find out a lot more about each of the names listed below in our RTE horse racing presenters section.

  • Robert Hall
  • Ted Walsh
  • Tom Lee
  • Brian Gleeson
  • Tracy Piggott


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