Focusing on I'll Have Another as he attempts to become Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner, the TVG network will provide extensive coverage highlighted by on-site programming from New York’s Belmont Park.
“History will be on the line when I’ll Have Another steps into the starting gate with hopes of becoming the first Triple Crown champion in 34 years,” said Tony Allevato, TVG’s executive vice president, “and TVG is committed to bringing our fans full pre- and post-race coverage of this milestone event.”
TVG’s coverage kicks off Friday, June 8, with a live Belmont Stakes (gr. I) edition of “Blinkers’ Off,” airing from 11:30 a.m.-noon ET. Hosted by Matt Carothers from the TVG studios in Los Angeles, and featuring Todd Schrupp, Simon Bray, and Tom Amoss at Belmont Park, the show will update fans on the latest Belmont Stakes news and happenings.
Following “Blinkers’ Off,” Schrupp, Bray and Amoss will provide coverage of the day’s Belmont Park racing program, which includes a pair of graded stakes.
TVG will conclude its June 8 schedule by airing a one-hour “Belmont Stakes Preview Show,” starting at 8:30 p.m. ET. The show will include Greg Wolf, Paul LoDuca, and Ron Ellis from Betfair Hollywood Park in Los Angeles with reports from Schrupp, Bray, and Amoss in New York. The show will also air on Prime Ticket, MSG+, Sun Sports, Altitude, and MASN.
Schrupp, Bray, and Amoss return to Belmont Saturday, June 9, to present updates, commentary and interviews related to the big race, and to host live coverage of the day’s other contests, featuring four graded events. Coverage of the Belmont Stakes will air live on NBC and on tape-delay on TVG.
TVG will end its June 9 coverage with a 30-minute “Belmont Stakes Wrap-Up” show following the conclusion of NBC’s telecast (approximately 7 p.m. ET). That show will be hosted from Betfair Hollywood Park with Schrupp, Bray and Amoss reporting from New York.