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M6 acquires rights to major French horse-racing events

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 7 : Jockey Olivier Peslier riding Bayoun wins the Race 8 Qatar Grand Handicap des Flyers Presente Par RMC at ParisLongchamp racecourse on October 7, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Lo Chun Kit /Getty Images)

French commercial broadcaster M6 has acquired multi-platform rights to Quinté+ horse-racing in the country in a deal that will run to at least June 2020.

Under the deal, M6 will show on linear television the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on October 6 followed by the Grand Prix d’Amérique on January 26, the Grand Prix de France on February 9 and the Prix de Diane Longines on June 14.

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