Charlie Austin coached for the first time in a racing league, so how does it work, who is in it, and how do they win?
CHARLIE AUSTIN took his first management position-but this will be on the racetrack, not the football field.
The QPR lead singer is the manager of a team in the newly formed racing league.
The exciting £2 million championship will begin on July 29 and will completely change the car on warm summer nights.
Here, SunSport covers everything you need to know.
what is it?
The Racing League is composed of 12 teams, six races every Thursday for six weeks, and the prize money for each race is £50,000.
Who is in the team?
Each team consists of horses, jockeys, trainers and managers.
Austin will become the manager of Goat Racing. The team consists of jockeys James Doyle, Laura Pearson and Callum Shepherd.
The trainers are Tom Clover, Charlie Fellowes, George Scott and Hugo Palmer.
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The top jockeys participating in the racing league include Frankie D’Tori, Holly Doyle, and they will be coached by Alan Brazil, Ossin Murphy and Hayley Turner.
Each team consists of 30 horses, all of them three years old or older, ranging from 5 furlongs to 1 meter 4 feet.
Team members including jockeys will wear team colors so you can instantly recognize their runners in every race.
July 29-Newcastle (Buy a ticket)
August 5-Doncaster (Buy a ticket)
August 12-Linfield (Buy a ticket)
August 19-Windsor (Buy a ticket)
August 26-Linfield (Buy tickets)
September 2-Newcastle (Buy a ticket)
How do they win?
Points will be awarded for each game-the winner gets 25 points and the next tenth place gets 1 point.
The team with the highest score in 36 games throughout the summer will win the racing league.
The champion will also receive a prize of £150,000.
Jeremy Wray, CEO of the Racing League, said: “We are very pleased that the Racing League will contribute more than £2 million in new funds in the first year. We believe this will provide a huge boost to the sport.
“The winner-takes-all team award should add real interest to this exciting new competition.”
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Every night of the racing league will be exclusively broadcast live on Sky Sports Racing.
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