TVG to Offer Derby, Oaks Programming
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 5/1/2013 1:59:00 PM
Last Updated: 5/2/2013 3:04:54 PM
The Twin Spires at Churchill Downs.
Anne M. Eberhardt
TVG's coverage of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) begins May 1 with the one-hour "Kentucky Derby Profile Show" that profiles each entrant in the May 4 race.
The program airs at midnight ET.
On Thursday, May 2, TVG will present the one-hour "Kentucky Oaks Handicappers' Preview" at 8 p.m. ET. The show will also air on Altitude Network and MSG Plus. The show, originating from Betfair Hollywood Park, will re-air several times May 2 and May 3, Oaks Day. Hosting the Oaks handicapping show will be Greg Wolf, who will be joined Simon Bray and Paul LoDuca.
At 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, TVG's programming will consist of the one-hour "Kentucky Derby Handicappers' Preview," also airing from Hollywood Park. The show also featuring Wolf, Bray, and LoDuca will re-air later May 3 and May 4 and will also be carried on Fox Sports San Diego, MSG Plus, and Altitude (check local listings).
On Saturday, May 4, TVG will offer pre-race analysis and post-race coverage from Los Angeles, concluding with the "Kentucky Derby Post Race Show," to be broadcast following NBC's Derby telecast (approx. 7 p.m. ET).
TVG also announced a bonus for its customers from 6 a.m. ET, May 3, through 8 p.m. ET May 4 and will include wagers made via a mobile device. The first win bet placed (up to $25) is eligible for the bonus ($750 maximum) if the horse selected wins by four lengths or more.
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