By John McEvoy - I have been caught in the squeeze between aggressive corporations battling for monopolistic control of "the product" while turning a frigid shoulder to the people who purchase the product.
Horseracing fans will have an opportunity to see Barbaro's struggle for life through the eyes of Dr. Dean Richardson when HRTV's "Inside Information" program looks back at the saga the evening of June 3.
TVG has filed a lawsuit against Magna Entertainment Corp., HRTV, and XpressBet for alleged patent infringement, the company announced May 18.
HorseRacing TV will expand its coverage with an international flair beginning May 18 with ongoing coverage in conjunction with Racing UK of selected United Kingdom events.
HorseRacing TV announced May 14 that Lane's End Farm will be the presenting sponsor of its comprehensive live coverage of Preakness Week May 17-19 from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.
Trainer Carl Nafzger will be the featured guest on a special Preakness Stakes edition of HRTV's "Across The Board" show May 17.
TVG has a new distribution agreement with DIRECTV that will make the network available to an additional eight million subscribers of the satellite service.
The Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training will be broadcast live on HorseRacing TV (HRTV). The auction, which has a catalog of 406 horses, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, beginning at 10:30 a.m. (PDT) and will also be streamed live at www.barretts.com.
When I hear about the Yumfecta and Yum! Brands, I suddenly have an urge for a Root Beer Float...
HorseRacing Television's popular weekly show "Target Louisville" will be broadcast daily as "Target Louisville Live," offering racing fans up-to-date information developments directly from Churchill Downs leading up to the 133rd edition of the Kentucky Derby.
Claiborne Farm will be the presenting sponsor for HorseRacingTV's coverage of two important grade I preps for this year's $1 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands -- the Florida Derby (gr. I) and the Arkansas Derby (gr. II).
The Hancock family's Claiborne Farm will be the presenting sponsor for HorseRacing TV's coverage of two important Kentucky Derby preps -- the Florida Derby (gr. I) and Arkansas Derby (gr. II). The Florida Derby will be March 31. The Arkansas Derby is April 14..
HorseRacing TV has reached an agreement with Racing World, a television and wagering rightsholder, in both the British and Irish markets, to provide its coverage of North American-based racetracks into homes in England and Ireland, beginning March 28.
HRTV will be broadcast on Racing World in Great Britain and Ireland five days a week beginning March 28.
HRTV will once provide live coverage of Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) day from Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates March 31. The headline event, the $6-million Dubai World Cup, has an estimated post time of 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.
A Forest Camp colt was among the fastest workers Sunday at Fairplex Park during the second and final under tack show for the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Churchill Downs Inc. and Magna Entertainment Corp., the two leading owners of racetracks in North America, said March 5 they have entered into agreements that include CDI's purchase of 50% interest in MEC's HRTV network.
HorseRacing TV will re-air its original presentation of "John Henry: Standing Tall at 30" Friday, Mar. 2 at 8 p.m. ET. The gelding is the nation's oldest champion and will celebrate his 32nd birthday in early March.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- One of the interesting things about Thoroughbred racing is the penchant so many people have of knocking something into oblivion, and later complaining about the fact it's gone. Take TVG, for example.
Michael Neuman was named Magna Entertainment's new chief executive officer and Charlie J. Williams was appointed to the company's board of directors, it was announced Feb. 27.
The acclaimed documentary, "On The Muscle: Portrait of a Thoroughbred Racing Stable," which recently earned Pony Highway Productions and HorseRacing TV a national television media Eclipse award, will re-air Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. (ET) on HRTV.
HorseRacing TV will present live coverage of Oaklawn Park's 56-day winter racing season when the Hot Springs, Ark., track kicks off its meeting Jan. 19.
HRTV will broadcast 11 days of racing during the Dubai Racing Carnival beginning Jan. 18.
HorseRacing TV will take a look back at the memorable Keeneland sales season when it presents "The 2006 Keeneland Sales Review" Jan. 7 at 10:30 p.m. (all times ET).
Live racing from Oaklawn Park will be part of the lineup on HorseRacing TV when the meet begins Jan. 19 at the Arkansas racetrack.
HorseRacing TV will kick off its regular coverage of the 70th season of racing from Santa Anita Park with a one-hour preview show that premieres on Dec. 24, and airs continuously throughout Christmas Day.
Multiple Emmy Award-winning producer Stephen Nagler, a veteran of sports television and horseracing for the past 20 years, will be joining HorseRacing TV as senior producer of live programming. His position is effective Dec. 1.
With Makybe Diva retired, the Nov. 6 Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) appears a free-for-all. The champion mare won the Cup three years in a row, but that crown will go to another horse this year.
HorseRacing, a subsidiary of Magna Entertainment Corp. announced Tuesday, Oct. 31, that it has entered into an agreement with Insight Communications for carriage of HRTV on Insight systems beginning in time for the Breeders' Cup World Championships this Saturday.
HorseRacing TV will give viewers a trackside seat at Australia's greatest Thoroughbred race when it presents live coverage of the $5 million (Aus) Melbourne Cup on Nov. 6 at 11 p.m. ET.
Subscribers to Horse Racing TV in the United States will be able to watch the opening day from the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Part 1 on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
HorseRacing TV will bring its viewers international world-class turf racing with live coverage of the $2.5 million Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, along with the entire card from Longchamp Race Course in Paris Oct. 1.
Racing fans will receive the latest information on the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships when HorseRacing TV's weekly show, "Pursuit of the Cup" returns Sept. 14 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.
HorseRacing TV will present a 30-minute documentary Sept. 5 on jockey Chance Rollins's remarkable recovery and intention to return to riding after he sustaining a life-threatening head injury in a horrific spill at Bay Meadows Race Course in June.
Coverage of the first two days of Keeneland's September yearling sale, the September 11 and 12 select sessions, will be broadcast live in the United States by HorseRacing TV (HRTV) and on a tape-delayed basis by TVG.
HorseRacing TV has entered into a comprehensive agreement with the California Authority of Racing Fairs for the live telecast and promotion of California fair racing over the next four months.
HorseRacing TV will feature a daily update on the condition of Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner who was injured in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.
A quartet of HorseRacing TV experts and reporters will be at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore to bring fans coverage of the 131st running of the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 20.
The TVG network will provide live, on-site coverage of the Keeneland meet opener in Lexington, Ky. on Friday and HorseRacing TV will be presenting a daily replay show of the track's races throughout the meet.
Keeneland will provide horsemen with a number of opportunities via TVG Network and HorseRacing TV (HRTV) to preview 2-year-olds consigned to its April 18 sale.
With the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) an annual highlight of the early-season racing calendar, HRTV and TVG will offer coverage of Nad Al Sheba racecourse in the United Arab Emirates March 25, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT. In addition, ABC will provide on-site coverage of the World Cup and UAE Derby (UAE-II) for the first time.
Monday's first training preview for the 2006 Barretts March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training is scheduled to be broadcast on HRTV on Wednesday, March 8 at both 8 a.m. (PST) and 9 p.m. (PST).
HorseRacing TV will offer viewers a pair of important Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) prep races Saturday, along with the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) in a March 4 coast-to-coast telecast.
Magna Entertainment announced Monday that Joe DeFrancis, chief executive officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, has been appointed CEO of PariMax, a new company to oversee the development of Magna's "various electronic distribution platforms."
HorseRacing TV will present a video tribute to the late Bob Lewis following the sixth race on Santa Anita's Presidents' Day program Monday.
Racing fans will be treated to a unique, behind-the-scenes look at Thoroughbred racing when HorseRacing TV presents the documentary, "On The Muscle," in a three-part series, beginning on Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. ET.
HorseRacing TV will provide exclusive coverage when one thousand of the nation's top handicappers compete in the Coast Casinos' "Horse Player World Series" from the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas beginning Jan. 19.
HorseRacing TV will broadcast the $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) from at Santa Anita Park during a half-hour show, presented by Gainesway, beginning at 6 p.m. EST Jan. 14.
HorseRacing TV has entered into a comprehensive agreement with Coast Hotels and Casinos for exclusive broadcast coverage and promotion of the Horse Player World Series from the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Jan. 19-21.
Maryland Jockey Club president Joe De Francis will now oversee customer relations and HorseRacing TV for Magna Entertainment Corp., parent company of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course.
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