With the major prep races on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) beginning in earnest, HRTV will offer racing fans the latest, up-to-date information on the Triple Crown trail when it premieres the weekly Fasig-Tipton Pursuit of the Crown, presented by Twinspires.com show Thursday, Feb. 7 (8 p.m. ET).
The comprehensive, informative show will not only focus on the upcoming 139th edition of the "Run for the Roses" from Churchill Downs, set for Saturday, May 4, but all Triple Crown stops—the Preakness (gr. I, May 18) from Pimlico, and the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 8.
Laffit Pincay III will host the show, while Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, a three-time Kentucky Derby winner, will deliver his unique insight as analyst. Scott Hazelton will again provide additional Triple Crown news and perspective.
The 30-minute show provides detailed interviews with key owners, trainers, and jockeys of Derby/Triple Crown contenders, in addition to offering analysis and profiles of the top 3-year-olds from HRTV's experts.
Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 24 (8 p.m. ET), HRTV will again introduce a second weekly installment of Fasig-Tipton Pursuit of the Crown, presented by Twinspires.com to its programming schedule. This half-hour show, slated for each Sunday, will offer an instant recap of the weekend's stakes that have Triple Crown implications.