Stewards’ Enquiries are to be broadcast live during this year’s Betfair King George VI meeting at Ascot (24th July) and Glorious Goodwood (30th and 31st July).
These live broadcasts continue the trial undertaken at the Investec Derby Festival so that those involved can assess feedback from both the public and participants.
It is yet another step towards modernising British racing, as part of a wide-reaching campaign by Racing for Change to broaden the appeal of the sport. The trial will also help the sport to be more open and transparent.
Jamie Stier, Head of Raceday Operations and Regulation at the British Horseracing Authority, said: “With there being no enquiries into the result of a race when the trial initially took place at the Investec Epsom Festival, we are delighted to be able to continue this trial at these high profile meetings. It is pleasing that the jockeys have thrown their support behind this trial continuing.
“Through this trial we hope that those watching at home will gain a more comprehensive understanding of the processes and considerations undertaken by the Stewards in determining the result of a race which is subject to an enquiry.’’
Stewards Enquiries will be broadcast on both terrestrial and digital channels. Only those races shown on terrestrial television will be open to televised enquiries – races aired before or after on digital channels will not be open to filming.
– BBC 1 will be broadcasting four races on Saturday 24th July, with the programme starting at 2.20pm. At the Races will be covering all seven races live.
– Channel 4 will be broadcasting alongside digital channel Racing UK at Glorious Goodwood, with the televised Stewards Enquiry trial taking place on Friday 30th July and Saturday 31st July.