Alex Hammond Blog: Champions Day preview | Racing News

Alex Hammond fancies a French raider in the Champion Stakes – check out her strongest fancies for Ascot on Saturday.

This Saturday I’m back at Ascot for my second QIPCO British Champions Day with Sky Sports Racing and can’t wait to bring you a world-class card.

One of the highlights on the six-race card is the Champion Stakes where Magical is bidding to become the second successive horse to win the Group 1 back-to-back following Cracksman in 2017/2018.

Aidan O’Brien’s five-year-old mare looks as good as ever this year and her trainer has confirmed that. She has an outstanding record at this meeting. Not only did she win this in 2019, but she was also victorious in the 2018 Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes. Her latest run is working out well with fourth placed Sottsass subsequently winning the Arc. She has plenty to recommend her, clearly.

Of her rivals Mishriff

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Riedel Bolero, MediorNet, and Artist Power Video and Comms Infrastructure for Australia’s Thoroughbred Racing Productions

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Oct. 8, 2020 — Thoroughbred Racing Productions (TRP), a leading provider of production services for the Australian thoroughbred horse racing industry, has migrated its communications and signal routing infrastructure to Riedel Communications’ Artist digital matrix intercom, Bolero wireless intercom, and MediorNet real-time network. The centerpiece of the Riedel installation is TRP’s largest OB vehicle, HDOB1, which has undergone a modernization to Bolero from its previous two-way radio intercom system.

Based in Melbourne, TRP covers 525 thoroughbred events throughout the state of Victoria and produces over 3,500 hours of live HD racing broadcasts every year. The new 22-camera, 14.6-meter HDOB1 trailer, designed by TRP and built by Sony, is a mainstay at high-profile Spring Racing Carnival, which includes one of the world’s high-profile races, the Melbourne Cup.

“Of all the intercom solutions we considered for the HDOB1 upgrade, Bolero offered the most advanced features. Coupled with the decentralized

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