Racing League is BACK and better than ever with new captains, new teams, £2million on the line… and Chappers

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GET ready for a blockbuster summer as the star-studded Racing League returns with new teams, captains and £2MILLION on the line.

The inaugural series was a hit last year but a load of changes have ramped up the excitement for 2022.

The Racing League is back with a bang this year featuring brand new teams and captains

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The Racing League is back with a bang this year featuring brand new teams and captainsCredit: PA
ITV Racing and Sky Sports star Leonna Mayor is one of the new team captains

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ITV Racing and Sky Sports star Leonna Mayor is one of the new team captainsCredit: Instagram @leonnamayor

Chiefly among this is the teams are now based on regions, so you can back the Yorkshire trainers, the Scots, those from Ireland or the squad from London and the south.

There are a whole load of new captains too, including Sun Racing columnist Matt Chapman and his Sky Sports colleague Leonna Mayor.

And of course big-name jockeys including Frankie Dettori and Hayley Turner will take to the saddle on some of the top horses in the land.

The Racing League will be shown live on Sky and ITV every Thursday night.

Sun Racing has teamed up with the Racing League to offer you an exclusive deal where you can get a family ticket for just £9.50.

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Now, strap yourself in as we take a look at exactly what the Racing League looks like for this summer.

Racing League 2022 format

Seven teams will compete in 42 races over six meetings for more than £2m in prize money.

Each team has seven jockeys and the team manager will decide the selection for each race.

There will be 14 horses in each race – two from each team.

Races will vary in distance from 5f to 2m. Six races each week will be handicaps open to horses three and older rated 0-90.

One will be a handicap for two-year-olds rated 0-85.

Racing League ticket offer

Get two adults and up six under 18s into a Racing League meeting for just £9.50 with Sun Racing.

We’ve teamed up with the league to bring you this amazing ticket offer – simply click HERE to claim.

Racing League 2022 scoring

There are 100 points up for grabs per race.

The winner gets 25 points, second 18, third 15 and fourth 12 and so on.

Unlike normal each-way terms with a bookie, every point counts in the Racing League, with even the horse finishing 10th picking up one.

Dettori will be one of the star attractions in this year's Racing League

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Dettori will be one of the star attractions in this year’s Racing LeagueCredit: Getty

That can prove crucial for the series finale at Newcastle on September 15.

Just nine points separated winners Team talkSPORT and runners-up eToro at the end of racing last year.

Racing League teams, jockeys, captains and odds

The North

Captain: Mick Quinn

Jockeys: Jamie Spencer, Pat Cosgrave, Paul Hanagan, Lewis Edmunds, Harrison Shaw, Connor Beasley and Ben Robinson.

Odds of winning: 8-1

Wales and The West

Captain: Jamie Osborne

Jockeys: Frankie Dettori, Saffie Osborne, Adam Kirby, Callum Shepherd, David Egan, Clifford Lee, Neil Callan

Odds of winning: 4-1

Yorkshire

Captain: Leonna Mayor

Jockeys: Cam Hardie, David Allan, Paul Mulrennan, Oison McSweeney, Joanna Mason, Dougie Costello, William Carver

Odds of winning: 8-1

Racing League exclusive ticket offer

THE Racing League has teamed up with Sun Racing to bring you a brilliant ticket offer this summer.

For just £9.50 two adults and up to six children (under 18s) can go to ANY Racing League meeting – click HERE to claim.

To get the brilliant offer click through to the Racing League page HERE.

Then all you have to do it pick the Racing League racecourse you want to go to, select the fixture, click ‘book now’ and select ‘The Sun Offer Family Package’.

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Ireland

Captain: Kevin Blake

Jockeys: Gavin Ryan, Rossa Ryan, Billy Lee, Tyler Heard, Tom Marquand, Jason Watson, Dylan Browne McMonagle

Odds of winning: 3-1

London and The South

Captain: Matt Chapman

Jockeys: Daniel Muscutt, Laura Pearson, Marco Ghiani, Nicola Currie, Sean Levey, Eoin Walsh, Louis Steward

Odds: 6-1

Scotland

Captain: Linda Perratt

Jockeys: Andrew Mullen, Ben Curtis, Graham Lee, James Sullivan, Kevin Stott, Rowan Scott, Ryan Sexton

Odds of winning: 14-1

The East

Captain: Rupert Bell

Jockeys: Jack Mitchell, Luke Morris, Kieran Shoemark, Cameron Noble, Hayley Turner, Ray Dawson, Grace McEntee

Odds of winning: 5-2

Racing League top jockey odds

8-1 Daniel Muscutt

10-1 Dylan Browne McMonagle, Rossa Ryan, Jack Mitchell, Ben Curtis, Paul Mulrennan, Tom Marquand

12-1 Billy Lee

14-1 Sean Levey, Clifford Lee, Marco Ghiani, Jason Watson, Connor Beasley, Gavin Ryan

20-1 bar

Odds from William Hill.

When is the Racing League and how can I watch it?

The Racing League will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Racing and on ITV4, where coverage will start at 5.30pm and finish at 9pm.

You can also listen to every race live on talkSPORT2.

Racing League fixtures

August 4 – Doncaster

August 11 – Lingfield

August 25 – Newcastle

September 1 – Royal Windsor

September 8 – Southwell

September 15 – Newcastle

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