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Super addition to the BBC presentation team for Down Royal Festival of Racing

20 Jun 2017

Super addition to the BBC presentation team for Down Royal Festival of Racing - Saturday 24 June - Magners Derby Day
BBC Two Northern Ireland, 3pm


The Ulster Derby at Down Royal on Saturday 24 June will be live on BBC Two Northern Ireland and on BBC Radio Ulster.


Gavin Andrews and Sarah Travers will introduce TV coverage of the Summer Festival taking in three live races starting at 3pm including the feature race, the Magners Ulster Derby, at 3.45pm.


A new face – who is certainly no stranger to racing - will be joining the presentation team. Chanelle McCoy will introduce viewers to the style, glitz and glamour of the Best Dressed Lady Competition during the showpiece race meeting.


Richard Pugh and Niall Cronin are in the commentary box while former Irish flat racing jockey and current trainer, Johnny Murtagh, casts his expert eye over the field.


Reporter Rick Faragher will also give viewers a flavour of the atmosphere at the event as he mingles and chats to race-goers, celebs and guests in the paddock and stands.


The programme will take viewers on an aerial tour of the Down Royal course and give an insight into the bloodstock business with a visit to the Goff Sales in County Kildare. There’s also a visit to a local saddlery in County Antrim that boasts links to a number of high profile race winners, and, a visit to a dental practice with a difference in Hillsborough - the first veterinary practice dedicated to equine dentistry in Ireland.


On BBC Radio Ulster, Summer Club will be broadcasting live from the Down Royal Racecourse on the day. Grant Cameron and Michael McNamee present the programme starting at 3pm which includes live commentary of the Magners Ulster Derby.

Down Royal Racing, starts at 3pm on BBC Two Northern Ireland on Saturday 24 June.

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