Australian Simulcasting Grows to Seven Days a Week
Updated: Friday, January 24, 2003 9:14 AM
Posted: Friday, January 24, 2003 9:14 AM
Due to the continued growth and success of Australian
simulcasting in North America, Wyvern International, the distributor of the Australian product in North America, has decided to offer racing to all simulcast outlets on Sunday evenings during the months of February and March.
The world's most distributed simulcast signal will now be offered seven days a week in the United States and Canada. After many years of providing The Melbourne Cup to the United States, Wyvern began to simulcast the Australian Racing signal on a daily basis in 1996. Over the years it has grown in popularity with simulcast fans throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The large fields of turf runners, quality racing, and dynamic payoffs have fueled the growth of the product in North America over the past few years. To help in that growth, a number of stars have emerged from down under to put their stamp on the international racing scene in the last few seasons. Most notably was the Queen of the Turf Sunline, who was a mainstay on the international stage for the past four years. Her successor Northerly, winner of the 2002 Cox Plate, now steps into the spotlight as his career continues to soar.
Sunday night racing will commence on February 2, 2003 and be
offered along with the other six days of the week through the month of March.
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