Former Attheraces channel editor Jim Ramsay, whose claim that `old' ATR were misleading the courses over the station's future plans led to his being asked to take gardening leave, is leading the search for talent to appear on THRC
spokesperson added: "We hope to be on the screens around then.
William Hill's announcement last week that they are taking over control of the content on iSportsTV later this year seemed a body-blow to THRC
South Africa has been operating pool betting on UK racing since June 2003, taking pictures under an arrangement with Attheraces, and Phumelela had been in discussions with both its successor, At The Races, and THRC
How much of a difference will depend on the partners, and particularly on the Phumelela side of the South African racing and betting joint venture with which THRC
, for overseas broadcasting rights, and the Tote, for pool betting co-mingling, are doing business.
The position of Doncaster, which has been accepted as a THRC
course, remains in doubt after this week's decision by the local council to enter into a joint venture with Arena.
Phumelela will be responsible for the worldwide distribution and exploitation of pictures from THRC
courses and will promote the mingling of pool betting, principally between the UK and South Africa, but other countries will be involved in time.
promoters remain tight-lipped about where and when they will start broadcasting live racing from the major tracks, Hills' chief executive David Harding said he knew nothing about THRC
's aspirations - and did not want to know.
However, from what we do know, only THRC
will allow racecourses to control their rights and the way they are
Meanwhile, in further developments yesterday, THRC
confirmed that Highflyer, producers of Channel 4 Racing and previously of Attheraces, would be responsible for its output, and the BHB distanced itself from a newspaper report that it had come down firmly on the side of THRC
spokesman Rod Fabricius, whose own track Goodwood begins
Paid for, not paid for, NATR, THRC
, RCA, RHT, UHT, who cares?