(Edited press release)
HRTV will inaugurate its first-ever coverage of the popular six-week Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting with the debut of two original shows-- "Grandstand" and "The Edge" --beginning Sept. 30.
A new show, "Grandstand," will be unveiled Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. ET. Hosted by Laffit Pincay, III, Gary Stevens, and Jeff Siegel. The show will air for 60 minutes on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and expand to two hours on Fridays. Saturday and Sunday editions will air for 90 minutes.
"Grandstand" will include comprehensive, live coverage of Oak Tree's feature race, as well as a complete look at that day's major races from across the country. It will also present features, interviews, and previews of upcoming races.
On Fridays at 9 p.m. ET, HRTV will produce "The Edge," a weekly half-hour show featuring a rotating group of HRTV analysts on a weekly basis, as well as Daily Racing Form's Southern California correspondent, Brad Free. The group will offer an in-depth preview and analysis of the Pick 6 races for Saturday's Oak Tree card, and branch out for other handicapping challenges once Oak Tree concludes.
"The opening of the Oak Tree meeting is an exciting time and offers a perfect opportunity to debut these two unique shows," said Amy Zimmerman, executive producer for HRTV. "'Grandstand' will contain all the information racing fans want each day, while 'The Edge' will focus on the popular Southern California Pick 6.
"These shows will become a staple of HRTV's programming line-up even after Oak Tree concludes and join the network's award-winning "Inside Information," "RaceDay America," "Across The Board," "Pursuit of the Crown," "Pursuit of the Cup," "Against The Odds," and "HRTV Rewind" as anchors of our original shows."
HRTV's daily Oak Tree coverage will also include live coverage of the California Cup post position draw Sept. 30.