HRTV to Show Racing From California Fair Circuit
Updated: Friday, June 30, 2006 1:23 AM
Edited press release
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 3:36 PM
HorseRacing TV has entered into a comprehensive agreement with the California Authority of Racing Fairs for the live telecast and promotion of California fair racing over the next four months.
Under the agreement, HRTV will provide live daily coverage, including daily features and commentary by HRTV personalities, of all CARF race meets conducted through Oct. 15. In addition, HRTV will produce special live event coverage on three Saturdays: July 8 at Pleasanton, July 22 at Vallejo, and Aug. 5 at Santa Rosa.
"The California fair race meetings are among the real grassroots activities in our sport, and we are excited to bring that to our viewers," said Amy Zimmerman, executive producer of HRTV. "Our commitment to partner with CARF and add these events to our schedule brings yet another dimension to the depth and quality of our programming lineup."
"Anything we can do to broaden the exposure of California fair racing is beneficial to our horsemen, our fans, and the sport in general," said Christopher Korby, executive director of CARF. "We're pleased to be working with HRTV on this package and delighted to be a part of their programming lineup."
Coverage of the California fairs includes live coverage on all racing days and replays at 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. (PDT) the following morning. Racing from the following fairs will be broadcast:
Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton (June 28-July 9)
Solano County Fair, Vallejo (July 12-14)
Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa (July 26-Aug. 7)
San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo (Aug. 9-24)
Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale (Aug. 10-20)
The Big Fresno Fair, Fresno (Oct. 4-15)
In addition to race coverage, the package includes a daily call-in feature each racing day during which track announcer Frank Mirahmadi will preview the upcoming card.
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