HRTV to Broadcast 18 Stakes on Saturday
Updated: Saturday, March 6, 2004 3:11 PM
Posted: Thursday, March 4, 2004 1:57 PM
HorseRacing TV™ (HRTV) will set a single day network record when it offers live coverage of 18 stakes races from the Middle East and throughout the United States on Saturday, March 6.
Beginning with six races from the Dubai International Racing Carnival and concluding with the $1,000,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) for older horses, HRTV will offer wire-to-wire coverage of stakes action from 10 tracks, including 12 graded events. The 18 stakes are worth an estimated $3,810,000 in purse money.
Other highlights of the day's HRTV card include a pair of Triple Crown preps, the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) from Golden Gates Fields and the $200,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) from Santa Anita; the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IIT) for older horses from Santa Anita; and two events for Filly Triple Crown hopefuls, the $200,000 Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II) from Gulfstream Park and the $300,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II).
First post for the Dubai events will be at 10:30 a.m. ET (7:30 a.m. PT). Wagering where permitted by law, will be conducted via the phone or Internet through XpressBet™ (www.xpressbet.com), MEC's national account wagering system. The full telecast schedule follows:
Value, Race Name, Location
$100,000, Burg Nahaar, Nad al Sheba
$150,000, Al Bastikiya, Nad al Sheba
$150,000, Dubai City of Gold (UAE-III), Nad al Sheba
$200,000, Mahab Al Shimaal (UAE-III), Nad al Sheba
$200,000, Jebel Hatta (UAE-III), Nad al Sheba
$300,000, Maktoum Challenge (UAE-II), Nad al Sheba
$50,000, Bill Thomas Memorial Handicap, Sunland Park
$200,000, Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II), Gulfstream Park
$200,000, El Camino Real Derby (gr. III), Golden Gate Fields
$300,000, Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II), Fair Grounds
$400,000, Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IIT), Santa Anita
$75,000, Honeybee Stakes, Oaklawn Park
$10,000, Mary Goldblatt Stakes, Portland Meadows
$200,000, Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II), Gulfstream Park
$200,000, San Rafael Stakes (gr. II), Santa Anita
$35,000, Texas Heritage Stakes, Sam Houston Race Park
$40,000, Wide Country Stakes, Laurel Park
$1,000,000, Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Santa Anita
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