Sky Sports Racing prepares to launch its first racing league

Sky Sports Racing preparing to launch the first racing league , revealing the "star" cast of on-screen talents.

To the lead team Alex Hammond, Josh Apiafi and Leonna Major will be joined by special guest speakers who will provide "unique information", including David Lloyd, Michael Holding and Rosie Tapner.

Streamed live and exclusively on Sky Sports Racing with updated graphics and production innovations, the brand new racing league will take place over six Thursday nights starting July 29 in Newcastle.

The racing league aims to bring "innovation to the sport" in the form of points and team competition with a £2 million prize pool.

“It is a great pleasure for us to work with the talent that Sky Sports Racing has at its disposal,” said Oli Harris , Marketing Director of the Racing League.

“In Alex, Josh and Leonn, we have three people who represent the essence of the Racing League. David Lloyd and Michael Holding are legends in the sports world and add something to our coverage that no one else could, and at Rosie we have one of the top young crossover talents. I'm sure the fans will really enjoy the show."

The Sky Sports Racing presentation team will be based in Newcastle, Doncaster, Lingfield and Windsor with unique access to jockeys, coaches and race managers to help convey all the tactics, rivalry and drama from the twelve team camps.

Each team will battle it out to win valuable points earned up to tenth place in each race and win a £150,000 team prize.

Rob Dakin, director of Sky Sports Racing, commented: “We are very excited about how we can reflect the innovative format of the Racing League Series.

“Sky Sports is the perfect place for this, and while the race coverage itself will be familiar to our viewers, everything else around will say it's something else. We have very interesting presentation talents to be greeted along with Alex and some members of our permanent team.”

In addition, racing maps, league tables, replays and team blogs will be part of the comprehensive digital coverage at and

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