The four major race days of the Brisbane winter carnival will be shown live on free to air television after a deal between Channel Seven and the Brisbane Racing Club.
Seven has agreed to cover the Doomben 10,000 (May 11), Kirin Stakes (May 25) Queensland Oaks (June 1) and the Stradbroke Handicap (June 8).
BRC Chairman Neville Bell said the club was delighted to stretch its long-running partnership with Seven into the most significant free-to-air agreement reached in BRC history.
“This is the first time that we will be able to showcase a stretch of four world-class Brisbane race meetings to all Australians,” Mr Bell said.
“It’s fitting that it’s happened with the Seven Network because their support for Brisbane racing goes back decades. They are a valued partner of the BRC and they will now take the best of Queensland racing well beyond our state,” he said..
The agreement was made possible by Racing Queensland which, under its telecast arrangement with the Seven Network, allocated an extra three free-to-air race meetings to the 2019 Brisbane Racing Carnival.
Tabcorp has secured exclusive wagering rights with the Seven Network for the coverage that will be carried on free-to-air channels along with Seven’s digital distribution.
Each of the four meetings will be televised for a minimum of two-and-a-half hours.