(edited press release - from TVG)
TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, will provide live coverage of the entire fall season from Oak Tree at Santa Anita, including four grade I stakes on opening weekend, and the year’s final “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races on Sunday, Oct. 7. Challenge series winners may potentially claim the last remaining slots in the $23 million Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Monmouth Park Oct. 26 and 27.
TVG’s opening weekend coverage from Oak Tree will include the Sept. 29th $500,000 Goodwood Stakes (gr. I), the $400,000 Yellow Ribbon Stakes (gr. I) and the $250,000 Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I), and Sept. 30 $250,000 Norfolk (gr. I).
There will be a $300,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4 at Oak Tree presented by TVG beginning Saturday and running each Saturday and Sunday for the duration of the fall season. Weekday racing offers a $200,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4. TVG account holders can wager on all races throughout the meet, which concludes Nov. 4.
Oct. 7, TVG will be live trackside at Oak Tree for the final three Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races of the year, including the $300,000 Ancient Title (gr. I), the $250,000 Lady’s Secret (gr. I) and the $250,000 Oak Tree Mile (gr. II). Each race is included in the Breeders’ Cup Prep $500,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 presented by TVG.
“The Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races make the fall season at Oak Tree even more intriguing this year,” said Tony Allevato, TVG senior vice president and executive producer. “The opportunity for a dark horse to pull an upset and win a place in the world championships will have racing fans everywhere watching these races at Santa Anita very closely.”