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Tabcorp Offers Sky Racing 2 Free This Weekend
Tabcorp has announced that it will make its Sky Racing 2 channel available free of charge to Foxtel subscribers this weekend in response to Racing Victoria's decision to extend its trial of 30 minute gaps between races, reports Racing.com. Sky Racing 2 is not part of the standard Foxtel subscription package, meaning many viewers were alienated during the first week of the trial when Sky Racing pushed seven of the nine Caulfield races last Saturday from the Sky Racing 1 channel to Sky Racing 2. "Sky Racing has been placed in a no-win situation on Saturday where it has to balance obligations to race clubs who expect their meetings to be covered on Sky Racing 1, notwithstanding Caulfield and Yarra Valley race times," Tabcorp said in a statement. "Sky Racing will be doing its very best to minimise the significant disruption that punters will experience, which is often challenging in a live racing environment where races can run late due to circumstances beyond the control of the respective clubs."