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Racing: BBC DEAL FOR DERBY.

Byline: DAVID YATES

BBC bosses yesterday signed a deal to save terrestrial coverage of this year's Vodafone Derby, put under threat by the collapse of attheraces on Monday.

The interim agreement, which runs until the end of 2004, also ensures major fixtures such as Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood will be on BBC.

"Due to all the current uncertainty in horseracing, we have taken the decision to sign an interim deal that will safeguard all our racing coverage until the end of the year," said a BBC spokesman.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 31, 2004
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