(Edited press release)
TVG announced April 24 that it will broadcast from Hollywood Park’s 68th spring/summer meet, which began April 25 at the Inglewood, Calif. track.
Opening weekend coverage will culminate April 29, with the Cal National Gold Rush VIII, a series of 10 races with total purse money of over $1.3 million. Each Sunday of the meet, TVG will produce its signature series, Horseracing: All-Access (5 p.m. ET) presented by CashCall, which enables viewers to experience an insider’s perspective on racing by attaching wireless microphones to jockeys, trainers, owners, and race officials, bringing the sounds and the behind-the-scenes excitement of horseracing to life.
TVG’s programming will include coverage of Hollywood Gold Cup Day June 30 and American Oaks Day July 7 for which the network will produce a special edition of the series, The Works, providing an in-depth look into the participants of the American Oaks (gr. I) and the CashCall Mile Invitational (gr. II).
Throughout the meet, TVG will present a $150,000 Guaranteed Pick Four each weekday and a $300,000 Guaranteed Pick Four on Saturdays and Sundays. Additionally, there will be a total of three $1 million Guaranteed Pick Six wagers--one on Cal National Gold Rush Day, another on Shoemaker Breeders’ Cup Mile Day (Memorial Day, May 28), and the third on American Oaks Day. All three dates will be highlighted by a special edition of TVG’s Pick 6 Central.
“TVG’s commitment to programming and technology not only creates a great experience for the viewer, but also helps to ensure that racing stewards have all the tools at their disposal to best officiate the sport,” said California Horse Racing Board chairman Richard Shapiro.
On July 6, TVG will provide live, on-site coverage for the CashCall Mile, a one-mile turf race with a purse of $1 million for fillies and mares three years old and up.
"We are grateful for the additional on-site coverage TVG has committed to Hollywood Park and are thrilled that our races will be broadcast to a record number of viewers,” said Jack Liebau, Hollywood Park's president. "We expect to attract outstanding fields at what is destined to be one of Hollywood Park’s greatest meets."