(Edited press release)
Keeneland officials announced March 31 that, for the first time, wagering on the track’s upcoming spring race meeting will be available on all major North American betting platforms.
Customers will be able to wager on Keeneland’s spring meet April 3-24 via TVG, TwinSpires.com, XpressBet, or YouBet. Racing will be streamed live on each website, as well as at Keeneland.com. Fans are encouraged to look for Keeneland-related special promotions.
Keeneland also announced that it has renewed its partnership with TVG, which will hold the exclusive television broadcast rights for the track.
“We are very excited to offer our fans such a wide range of wagering options,” said Nick Nicholson, president and CEO of Keeneland. “Each of the companies brings a unique perspective to the relationship—TwinSpires.com, innovation with TwinSpiresTV; XpressBet, cutting-edge technology; YouBet, the customer-centric ADW pioneer; and TVG, a long-standing television and interactive wagering partner with new ownership.
“This is a goal we’ve worked toward for some time – to serve the needs of every horseplayer who wagers in North America. Our efforts to deliver fan-friendly services earned Keeneland a number one ranking from the Horseplayers Association of North America. We were very gratified by that recognition, and remain committed to getting even better.”
TVG will provide live race coverage beginning at 1 p.m. daily during the spring meet, highlighted by the $400,000 Ashland Stakes (gr. I), from 4:30 – 6 p.m. April 4 and the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. April 11.