TVG Network and the New York Racing Association announced July 15 a multi-year extension of their agreement for TVG to televise, stream, and accept wagers on live horse races from NYRA tracks.
Focusing on I'll Have Another's attempt 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.
- By Tom Precious
A who's who of racing industry heavyweights formally notified New York state June 30 of their interest in obtaining the franchise now held by the New York Racing Association to operate Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga racetracks.
In a first for TVG, the interactive horseracing network's Kentucky Derby preview show, "The Works," will be available on Free Video on demand via TV Guide SPOT for digital customers on Insight Communications cable systems in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
In a move designed to increase promotion of horseracing in digital media, TVG Network and FOX Interactive Media announced Feb. 7 a new partnership for horseracing content on Fox Sports Interactive, a leading destination for sports fans on the Internet.
TVG Network and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) have announced the winners for the first TVG/TOC Short Film Contest, in which amateur filmmakers producing short films about Thoroughbred horseracing competed for $20,000 in cash prizes and an internship at TVG.
TVG Network processed $114 million in wagers during the second quarter, marking the first time that quarterly wagering went over the $100 million mark and resulting in a 29% increase in wagering over the second quarter of 2004.
TVG posted the highest quarterly handle in company history for the quarter that ended June 30, Ryan O'Hara, TVG president announced Friday. Keys to the second quarter figures were record wagering of $5.2 million on Kentucky Derby day (May 1) and $3.2 million on Belmont Stakes day (June 5).
By Graeme Beaton -- We're all after that one horse that will show them who's best! The dream of that "Big One" keeps us going.
- By Ron Mitchell
TVG Network reported that revenues for the quarter ending June 30 totaled $3.9 million, an increase of 82.7% over the same period one year ago. For the first six months of this year, revenues rose 91.4% from the year-earlier period to total $5.8 million.
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Recent approval from the Massachusetts State Racing Commission of the TVG network and Magna Entertainment's XpressBet system means bettors there soon will be able to sign up for account wagering with either provider.
Youbet.com reported Monday that revenues rose 59% and operating expenses increased 32% during the first quarter of fiscal year 2002 and announced the election of Larry Lucas as chairman of the board.
Barretts Equine Limited and the TVG Network have announced that a replay of Barretts' Feb. 25 video preview will be broadcast on TVG on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 8 -9 a.m. (PST; 11-12 EST).
- By Tom LaMarra
Simulcast handle at most Kentucky racetracks has fallen or remained static in each of the past several years. An exception has been Keeneland, which experienced nine consecutive years of growth through 2000, when the amount wagered on simulcasts topped a record $104 million.
The Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton Kentucky summer yearling sales will be broadcast live over the Internet. In addition, the TVG Network will have live coverage of the Keeneland sale and bloodhorse.com will have live interactive coverage with prices and buyes posted as each sale progresses.
The Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton Kentucky summer yearling sales will be broadcast live over the Internet. In addition, the TVG Network will have live coverage of the Keeneland sale.
Three Thoroughbred organizations have joined forces to fund and develop a program aimed at identifying, recruiting, and retaining new owners for the horse industry.
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