Japan Cup, Hollywood Turf Festival on TVG

Japan Cup from Tokyo Racecourse and the Hollywood Turf Festival will be televised.

The Nov. 26-28 Thanksgiving holiday weekend programming on TVG will feature the $6.3 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) from Tokyo Racecourse and the Turf Festival at Hollywood Park.

Reporting live from Japan both days, beginning at 9 p.m. (PST), will be Todd Schrupp and Simon Bray. The Nov. 26 telecast will offer a Japan Cup preview and will showcase the World Super Jockey series that will include riders Mike Smith, Johnny Murtagh and Christophe Soumillon. The Nov. 27 night program will feature coverage of the Japan Cup.

The Hollywood Park Turf Festival is a three-day event that includes five graded races--$250,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) on Nov. 26; the $100,000 Generous Stakes (gr. IIIT) and $250,000 Citation Handicap (gr. IIT) on Nov. 27; and the $100,000 Miesque Stakes (gr. IIIT) and $250,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) on Nov. 28.