More network television isn't necessarily better for racing; instead, put the money in high definition and YouTube. So said the experts at the International Simulcast Conference.
HRTV will provide coverage of the U.S. stakes extravaganza on tap for Oct. 1, a major day of racing leading up to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, and the Oct. 2 Qatar Prix de l' Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).
The Santa Anita autumn meet can proceed as expected after the California Horse Racing Board dropped its objection to The Stronach Group's distribution plan for its television network.
Unhappy with Santa Anita's plan for distribution of its television signal on racing network HRTV, the California Horse Racing Board suggested the track should broadcast its upcoming fall meet on rival TVG.
HRTV was honored with nine 2011 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards at the 47th annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award ceremony July 30 in Louisville.
Churchill Downs Inc. and The Stronach Group have renewed their partnership in HRTV, the horse racing and equestrian-related network, through 2014.
The Stronach Group has officially acquired the racing and gaming assets of MI Developments, a company once headed by Frank Stronach.
HRTV's on-site coverage of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) kicks off Saturday, April 30, with the first day of the spring meet at the Louisville track.
NTRA.com and HRTV will provide coverage of the Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct.
HRTV will continue its coverage of key prep races for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when it travels to Gulfstream Park this weekend for April 3, $1 million Florida Derby.
For the sixth consecutive year, HRTV will present live coverage of the March 26 Dubai World Cup, featuring the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), from Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.
Jeremy Edge has announced plans to walk 190 miles from Belmont Park to Saratoga Racecourse to raise awareness and funds for two equine charities.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races announced Feb. 16 it would again be partnering with HRTV to provide coverage for its four marquee events in 2011.
HRTV has won the 2010 Media Eclipse Award in the television feature programming category for its documentary "Inside Information: Swale," about the 1984 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner.
Portland Meadows will host the second XpressBet Jockey Challenge Nov. 29. It will feature four riders at the Oregon and four from Southern California.
Prominent Thoroughbred breeder-owner Frank Stronach has taken over as chief executive officer of MI Developments, the racetrack operating company of which he is already chairman.
Retired jockey Richard Migliore will be part of HRTV's "Pursuit of the Cup, presented by OCD Pellets" programming from Churchill Downs leading up to the Nov. 5-6 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.
Live coverage of the auction's first two sessions can be seen on HRTV.
HRTV's Inside Information revisits the amazing career of Cigar, a Horse of the Year who recorded 16 consecutive victories. Watch Video
HRTV's "Pursuit of the Cup" show, a weekly feature leading up to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5-6, will make its seasonal debut on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. ET.
The National Museum of Racing's 2010 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be broadcast live on HRTV on Friday, Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. EDT.
Ron Turcotte, the jockey who swept the Triple Crown in 1973 with Secretariat only to see his career end in an accident five years later, is featured in this month's HRTV: Inside Information.
This Saturday, June 5, HRTV will present live coverage of the Group 1 Investec Derby, from Epsom Racecourse in the United Kingdom.
HRTV and the Horse Racing Radio Network both plan on-site coverage of the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I), final leg of racing's Triple Crown that will be run at Belmont Park on June 5.
Ron Turcotte, the jockey who swept the Triple Crown in 1973 with Secretariat only to see his career end in an accident five years later, will be featured May 30 on HRTV's "Inside Information" program.
- By Tom LaMarra
Churchill Downs Inc. and MI Developments said May 14 they will dissolve TrackNet Media Group, a company formed to address signal pricing and distribution.
HRTV's Inside Information presents the story of Penny Chenery and Secretariat.
HRTV has announced the addition of the Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) from Newmarket to its May 1 coverage of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
HRTV's Inside Information presents the special story of Hal Wiggins, Rachel Alexandra, and Rachel Mattson. For more of HRTV's Inside Information, visit HRTV.com.
HRTV will offer onsite coverage April 9 and 10 for the Apple Blossom (gr. I), featuring unbeaten champion Zenyatta, and the $1 million Arkansas Derby, a key Kentucky Derby prep race.
Auction action also can be viewed on the Internet at Keeneland.com.
HRTV's 'Inside Information' will chronicle the bond between critically-ill 9-year-old Rachel Mattson, champion Rachel Alexandra, and trainer Hal Wiggins.
For the fifth consecutive year, HRTV will present live coverage of the Dubai World Cup night, featuring the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), from the new Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 27.
HRTV hosts to provide extensive pre-race coverage of the Florida Derby. HRTV's "Pursuit of the Crown" program will also be aired from Gulfstream the following day.
Comcast, the broadcasting network of Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack's daily television show PhoneBet TV, has announced it will remove the show from its lineup effective March 31.
HRTV will present a special one-hour live show March 13 featuring the seasonal debuts of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and unbeaten Breeders' Cup Classic winner Zenyatta.
HRTV's Inside Information relays the compelling and tragic story of 1984 Kentucky Derby winner, Swale. For more of HRTV's Inside Information, visit HRTV.com.
HRTV's Gary Stevens and Scott Hazelton will provide onsite coverage of the Risen Star at Fairgrounds; Caton Bredar and Jay Privman will cover the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park.
Horse Capital Productions and HRTV have reached an agreement for the network to serve as a presenting sponsor of the 2010 International Equestrian Festival.
Jockey Ahmed Ajtebi, jockey of Vale of York, decided to stay in the United States after his victory in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
The story of Elias Jackson Baldwin, an eccentric millionaire who jumpstarted horse racing in Southern California.
Graded stakes winner Shadow of Illinois beat the odds when he successfully returned to the track after a multi-year layoff. Watch Video
One of the most competitive races for Horse of the Year honors in recent memory will conclude tonight, Monday, Jan. 18, with announcement of whether it is Rachel Alexandra or Zenyatta.
Gary Stevens will disband his 14-horse stable in California to concentrate on increased work in television leading up to this year's Triple Crown, the retired Hall of Fame jockey announced Jan. 16.
HRTV will present live coverage of the Horse of the Year announcement Monday, Jan. 18, from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
HRTV has announced it will provide complete live coverage of "Delta Jackpot Night" from Delta Downs on Friday, Dec. 4.
- By Tom LaMarra
TVG has reached an agreement with TrackNet Media Group that allows it to offer wagering on racing from Churchill Downs and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
HRTV announced Oct. 29 it will broadcast the prestigious Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) from Australia on Monday, Nov. 2.
HRTV will present live coverage of the inaugural U.S. Steeplechase Championships Oct. 17 from Far Hills Racecourse in New Jersey.
HRTV's will present live coverage of the Oct. 4 Qatar Prix de l' Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) from Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France.
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