Edited press release
TVG will air a record number of live broadcasts from Keeneland when the Lexington racetrack’s meet begins April 6, and also add features designed to take views closer to the action.
Opening-week coverage will begin April 5 at 7 p.m. Eastern time with a special edition of “Racing Roundtable” hosted from the Keeneland Library. On April 6, TVG’s Matt Carothers will host “Blinkers Off” (11:30 a.m.) and “:58 Flat” (3 p.m.) trackside for the first time.
Daily start-to-finish race coverage will include on-site commentary from TVG’s stable of commentators.
“The Works: Toyota Blue Grass Stakes 2007” (April 13 at 6 p.m.) will provide an in-depth look into this year’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I). Host Todd Schrupp, along with analysts Frank Lyons and Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, will bring viewers insight into what is shaping up as one of the deepest fields in Blue Grass Stakes history.
“Horseracing All Access” (April 20-21) will include a grade I steeplechase race for the first time. “All Access” offers an insider’s perspective on racing, as wireless microphones are attached to jockeys, trainers, owners, and racing officials.
TVG’s Keeneland coverage will also incorporate “Trakus,” technology that allows viewers to see isolated replays of any given race from a computer-generated viewpoint of horse and rider.
“We are excited to bring more coverage than ever before directly from Keeneland to our viewers, providing racing from and insights into one of the most prestigious racetracks in America,” said Tony Allevato, TVG senior vice president and executive producer.
“TVG’s expanded coverage of Keeneland this year is something that horseracing fans everywhere should be thrilled about,” said Nick Nicholson, president and chief executive officer of Keeneland. “Whether you are new to the sport or a long-time enthusiast, the quality and innovation of TVG’s broadcasts will take the experience of watching and learning about world-class Thoroughbred racing to a new level.”
TVG reaches more than 30 million homes in the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland.