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.
In addition to airing all the action from the 37-day meet, TVG will serve as title sponsor of Del Mar’s signature event, the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 28 The race also is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series, with the winner guaranteed a spot in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I).
“Del Mar is home to the best in summer racing and is an unmatched horseracing destination that lends itself to an exciting telecast for our audience,” said Tony Allevato, TVG Executive Vice President.
“TVG’s sponsorship was critical to maintaining the $1 million purse level,” said Josh Rubinstein, Del Mar’s Senior Vice President, Development. “We look forward to partnering with TVG in the years to come.”
Racing will be held Wednesdays through Sundays and on Labor Day. In addition to the TVG Pacific Classic, the meet will feature seven other grade I races – the Eddie Read Stakes, the Bing Crosby Stakes, the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes, the Del Mar Oaks, the Pat O’Brien Stakes, the Del Mar Debutante, and the Del Mar Futurity.
TVG account holders can wager on all Del Mar races at www.TVG.com.