Louisville-based distributor of international horseracing content, Sky Racing World, is due to launch its High Definition (HD) simulcasting of Australian horse racing meetings across North America.

The launch comes as Sky World bids to grow its North American footprint, and is set to be accompanied by a customised graphics package for the market, and daily coverage of race meetings across 100 of its digital streaming platforms.

Features of the accompanying customized graphics package, will include probable payout information for Exacta bets, approximate odds display plus color coding by track to make it easier for handicappers to make their betting decision.

David Haslett, President and CEO, at Sky Racing World, commented: “The launch of HD simulcasting to North America demonstrates how dedicated we are to the continuous enhancement of our product and giving punters a first-class experience.

“The Australian Cup is the ideal launching pad for this offering and with The Championships coming up, will only continue to build the excitement for Australian horse racing in North America.”

To strengthen its commitment for offering deeper race day coverage, both on and off the track, fans will be able to access live-streams, past performances and expert picks on all races.

The first set of races to benefit from this high-quality enhancement, will be held Friday 8th March, as the G1 Australian Cup (9:35 p.m. PST, or 12:35 a.m. EST on Saturday, 9th March) and G1 Newmarket Stakes (8:15 p.m. PST, or 11:15 p.m. EST) takes place at Flemington, Melbourne’s premier racecourse.

In addition to the races from Flemington, Friday night will also feature HD simulcasts of the G1 Randwick Guineas (9:35 p.m. PST, or 12:35 a.m. EST on Saturday, 9th March), and G1 Canterbury Stakes (8:35 p.m. PST, or 11:35 p.m. EST) from Royal Randwick in Sydney.