Advance deposit wagering increase fueled a healthy increase in business during the brief 2012 Autumn meet at Betfair Hollywood Park, which concluded its 24-day live racing season Dec. 16.
Racing channel HRTV has reached an agreement with Christina Olivares Blacker to join the network, beginning Dec. 26. Additionally HRTV has reached a deal to make Kurt Hoover full-time.
TVG has announced it will air the 91-day meet at Tampa Bay Downs that begins Dec. 1 and continues through May 5.
The California Horse Racing Board Nov. 15 approved the wagering platform that allows players to buy and sell, "back" or "lay" wagers.
The CHRB could give its final approval to exchange wagering rules Nov. 15 when it meets at 9:30 a.m. PST in the Sunset Room at Betfair Hollywood Park.
The industry's two racing television networks, TVG and HRTV, will both broadcast races from Betfair Hollywood Park live beginning Nov. 8 under a new agreement in California.
Live racing from Santa Anita Park will be available to viewers nationwide on TVG during the track's upcoming winter meet, the California Horse Racing Board learned Oct. 18.
Rules governing exchange wagering gained initial approval from the California Horse Racing Board at its meeting Sept. 20, more than a year after the commission had announced its intention to promulgate them.
Due to a reporting error on in-state advanced deposit wagering bets during the final two weeks of the Del Mar meeting, the track has adjusted slightly downward its final figures on handle for its just-concluded meeting.
Racing from Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields would be available on television network TVG under a content swap currently being negotiated, an executive from The Stronach Group told the California Horse Racing Board.
TVG will present live, on-site television coverage of the Iowa Festival of Racing from Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa, this weekend.
The Thoroughbred Owners of California June 1 tabled action on exchange wagering for one year and endorsed a deal proposed by The Stronach Group, leading to a strong response from Betfair TVG.
Tom and Jason handicap the Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland this week. watch video
TVG, the racing network and advance deposit wagering service, reported substantial pari-mutuel handle gains by partner racetracks April 14.
Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra handicap the Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial this week. Sponsored by TVG Watch Video
TVG will provide live coverage of the annual race meets at Keeneland and Woodbine that begin Friday, April 6.
TVG will provide live on-site coverage of the April 14 Charles Town Classic (gr. II) program at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, officials said March 14.
The international exchange wagering company promises to upgrade the racetrack and woo younger fans through social media and innovative promotions.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and TVG have announced a simulcast and ontrack broadcast partnership that will begin with the start of racing at Del Mar July 18.
TVG will televise the four-day 2012 Cheltenham Festival from England's Cheltenham Racecourse March 13-16.
Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and the Iowa Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have selected TVG as the provider for an advance deposit wagering system.
TVG will reach out to racing fans with the 2012 debut of Racing Roundtable, an audience participation series airing Fridays at 8 p.m. ET.
TVG has added Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., to its winter lineup and will televise the 2012 Oaklawn meet beginning Jan. 13.
The California Horse Racing Board agreed Dec. 15 to extend the license of account wagering firm TwinSpires.com after receiving assurance that parent company Churchill Downs Inc. would meet with the Jockeys' Guild.
A test model of the first exchange wagering system proposed for the United States will be demonstrated at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Tucson beginning Dec. 6.
TVG will present live, on-site, coverage of the co-featured races from the Dec. 3 inaugural Caribbean Nations Racing Challenge to be held at Santa Rosa Park in Arima, Trinidad and Tobago.
Veteran racetrack executive Hal Handel, who left his position earlier this year as executive vice president and chief operating officer for the New York Racing Association, has joined TVG as a special adviser.
The decision by Churchill Downs Inc. to drop a longstanding insurance agreement with the Jockeys' Guild could have ramifications in California for the company's advance deposit wagering firm TwinSpires.com.
TVG has announced its lead-up programming for the Nov. 4-5 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.
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.
Betfair, the largest operator of exchange wagering in the world, admitted it did not inform its customers that details of millions of credit cards were stolen in a 2010 cyber attack, the UK Press Association reported.
TVG said Sept. 29 it has signed new coverage agreements with Del Mar and Keeneland as part of an initiative to present United States horse racing in high-definition television.
TVG has created a multi-race contest that will culminate with this year's TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5.
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.
Ken Rudulph, the first person to appear on-air for TVG when it was launched in 1999, will depart the network at the close of the current Del Mar meet.
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.
TVG, America's Horseracing Network, will be the exclusive broadcast network of the 2011 Del Mar race meet, offering live, on-site coverage beginning opening day, Wednesday, July 20.
A full field of 17 Canadian-foaled 3-year-olds, led by Check Your Soul, Queen'splatekitten, and filly Inglorious lead the way in the $1 million Queen's Plate June 26 at Woodbine.
For the second consecutive year, TVG will be title sponsor for three of the New York Racing Association's grade I stakes for 3-year-old fillies.
TVG will have live, on-site coverage of the five-day, 2011 Royal Ascot meet from England that begins Tuesday, June 14 and runs through Saturday, June 18. Each day's card will air from 9 a.m. -- 1 p.m. EDT.
TVG has released its schedule of special Belmont Stakes (gr. I) programming, much of it from New York's Belmont Park on June 10-11.
TVG will present special Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Oaks (gr. I) programming, featuring on-site coverage from Churchill Downs in Louisville.
A study commissioned by the TVG network has concluded that "exchange wagering provides an important option to grow the audience and participation in the sport in the U.S."
TVG's innovative Late DDouble show, which boosted handle in the late double wagering pool in its inaugural season in 2010, returns April 15 from Keeneland. The show will feature the Maker's Mark Mile (gr. IT).
TVG and Lone Star Park have announced an agreement under which the racing television network will air the Dallas, Texas-area track's 2011 spring Thoroughbred meet that begins April 14 and runs through July 10.
As it has for the past two seasons, Del Mar again will offer 42 stakes races over the course of a 37-day summer meet that runs from July 20 through Sept. 7.
TVG will be providing exclusive coverage from Woodbine, Keeneland, and Hollywood Park.
The partnership between Hawthorne Race Course and TVG for the Illinois Derby (gr. III) has allowed for the purse for the race to be increased from $250,000 to $300,000.
Exchange wagering was a hot topic during the annual conference of the Association of Racing Commissioners International in New Orleans, as the need for strong regulatory guidance and preventative action was stressed.
The TVG network will provide coverage of the seven-race, $26 million Dubai World Cup program from the Meydan Racecourse and the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) from Turfway Park.
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