Here is the thing Ch4 racing is ITV racing it was just switched over to ch4 during the 80s
First, an ITV Sport production for Channel 4, then the three main providers of racing coverage formed 'three on four' to produce the coverage, then Channel 4 flung the production out to indie tender, and the former 'three on four' team won it, and formed 'Highflyer Productions.
Have to say, it was a rather 'if we must do something'' end to the sports coverage from IMG.
First, back in the studio all the talk of 'the last 30 years here on 4' appeared to be geared to the events IMG have shown us over the past 4 years. Then when the montage appeared, the only voice from 1983-2012 was around two minutes in and the imperious tones of Graham Goode - the only face was Alisdair Down in the background waiting to pounce on a winning trainer for an interview.
I know Highflyer bad mouthed IMG/Channel 4 after they lost the tender, and it appears this was IMG getting a jibe back at them at the death.
No credit roll, either.
I expected better from Channel 4 to say goodbye to the sport. The effort at the end of the show fell at the second. Good riddance.
"Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.