Keeneland Starting Gate

Keeneland Starting Gate

Anne M. Eberhardt

TVG Coverage Returns to Three Major Tracks

Keeneland spring meet will be shown on TVG in April.

TVG will be providing exclusive coverage from Woodbine, Keeneland, and Hollywood Park.

The 167-day Woodbine meet got underway April 2. Meet highlights include the $1 million Queen's Plate Stakes, the opening leg in the Canadian Triple Crown June 26.

Keeneland’s 15-day spring meet begins April 8 and will feature 15 graded stakes, including four grade I contests. The meet’s key prep for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), is slated for April 16. TVG will be on-site at Keeneland throughout the meet, with commentary, analysis and handicapping provided by Todd Schrupp, Paul LoDuca, Michelle Yu and Donna Barton Brothers on opening weekend. Simon Bray will join the cast for coverage during the remainder of the meet.

Hollywood Park’s 54-day meet gets underway April 21 and will include 27 graded stakes, including seven grade I events. Highlights include the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I, July 9) and the American Oaks (gr. IT, July 16). TVG on-air talent will present every race of the meet live from the track.

“Having exclusive rights to premier track partners like Woodbine, Keeneland and Hollywood Park really allows us to focus on their races and that means great viewing and wagering for our fans and account holders,” said Tony Allevato, TVG senior vice president and executive producer.

TVG viewers in certain areas can wager interactively on races via telephone, the Internet, TVG Mobile or Interactive Television by establishing a wagering account online at or by telephone at 1-888-PLAY-TVG.