RPGTV announces a record Irish big-race schedule for 2023

RPGTV announces a record Irish big-race schedule for 2023
Born Warrior, trained by Jennifer O'Donnell (front centre), the 2022 Irish Derby champ. Pic: Imelda Grauer

RACING Post Greyhound TV, in conjunction with Greyhound Racing Ireland and SIS, has announced record Irish coverage for 2023 with up to 22 major live broadcasts planned in addition to the weekly Sunday afternoon Mullingar action.

Two tracks will feature for the first time with the National Produce Stakes at Clonmel being showcased on Sunday, July 2, while ten days later the valuable Dundalk International will be shown.

Once again, the BoyleSports Irish Derby will be shown from round three onwards, while after last month's first Irish double-header, there will be another on Saturday, November 4 with meetings at Shelbourne where the Puppy Oaks final is scheduled and Limerick for the Irish Leger second round, the final of that pencilled in for coverage on Saturday, November 25.

Additionally, the first weekend in November will see Mullingar make a one-off switch from Sunday afternoon to evening on the 5th with the final of the Fair Warrior 400 the feature, one of four Irish sponsorships for RPGTV next year with the others being Mullingar's Cesarewitch plus the 600 and Corn Cuchulainn at Shelbourne Park.

Jonathan Hobbs chats to Derek Frehill, GRI director of racing