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    Adrian
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    Can anybody let me know the best ways to watch South African racing over here.  I think you can watch it in Ladbrokes shops but do any of the satellite channels still cover it?

    Many thanks in advance.

    #56208
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    SIS cover it Adrian – if you can get to any betting shop (not just Laddies) you’ll be able to watch it.  Not sure about satellite channels but you can get SIS in your home I think for an arm and a leg.

    #56209
    Friggo
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    You’ll have to watch, though. South African racing can sometimes get shunted onto SIS II, so I wouldn’t recommend home use, even without taking the cost into account.

    Also, races that take place after GB & I racing starts is often results only, although they may be on SIS II these days as well.

    #56210
    Adrian
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    Thanks Guys – looks as if team De Kock will have to mooch down to the Newmarket betting shops if they want to follow their horses at home.

    #56212
    wit
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    ….unless their DSTV smart card (RSA equivalent of Sky card) works in the UK.    (They closed the loophole last October that allowed Tellytrack to be viewed without a DSTV subscription).

    TellyTrack’s (encrypted) product – which last time I looked also included the exclusive worldwide right, outside the UK and Ireland, to televise RUK’s racing  – has a footprint that stretches to Europe and the US.

    Its RSA content (as opposed to its international content, ie retransmission of RUK racing) I think goes to South Africa, Mauritius, UK, Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe.

    Satellite details for Europe here:

    http://en.kingofsat.net/freqs.php?&pos= … no&aff=zap

    Within the UK, SIS has exclusive rights to Tellytrack’s RSA racing.

    best regards

    wit

    (Edited by wit at 5:36 am on May 3, 2007)

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