HRTV, TVG to Offer On-Site Belmont Coverage
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 6/4/2013 3:59:21 PM
Last Updated: 6/6/2013 3:26:17 PM
HRTV and TVG will offer on-site coverage of the June 8 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) showdown between Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Oxbow .
TVG's programming begins Friday, June 7, with a live Belmont Stakes edition of "Blinkers' Off," airing at noon (EDT). Hosted by Greg Wolf from Belmont Park, the show will include guest interviews, updates on the latest Belmont Stakes news, and preview the weekend's stakes races.
Following "Blinkers' Off," Wolf and Simon Bray will provide coverage of the day's Belmont Park racing program, which includes a pair of graded stakes.
At 8 p.m. (EDT) June 7, TVG will air the "Belmont Stakes Handicappers' Preview." Sponsored by Coolmore. The show will feature Wolf and Bray from New York along with several TVG handicappers and analysts from Betfair Hollywood Park. They will examine the Belmont's handicapping angles as well as those for Saturday's other stakes races. The show will also air on Prime Ticket, Fox Sports San Diego, MSG Plus and Altitude.
Wolf and Bray are back at Belmont Park on Saturday to present updates, commentary and interviews related to the big race and to host live coverage of the day's other races, including four graded events. Coverage of the Belmont Stakes will air live on NBC and on tape-delay on TVG.
TVG will conclude its Saturday coverage with a one-hour "Belmont Stakes Wrap-Up" show following the conclusion of NBC's telecast (approximately 7 p.m.). That show will be hosted from Betfair Hollywood Park with Wolf and Bray reporting from New York.
TVG also announced it is offering its customers the opportunity to turn a loss into a "win" via the "Belmont Stakes Mobile Cash Back" promotion if they make a win bet on Saturday's Belmont Stakes via a mobile device. Under the promotion, any win wager made via mobile will return up to $25 of the bettor's stake if the selection finishes second.
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