'Blinkers Off' Debuts Friday on TVG

Blinkers Off, a weekly 10-minute segment that will preview the weekend's big races, will debut Friday on TV Games Network at 12:05 p.m. Eastern.

Blinkers Off will be hosted by TVG's Matt Carothers and feature Daily Racing Form national handicapper Mike Watchmaker and DRF.com correspondent Noel Michaels live from DRF's new television facility in its lower Manhattan headquarters. In addition to previewing TVG's weekend racing lineup, which this week features the Turf Paradise Breeders' Cup from Turf Paradise in Phoenix, the segment will also tackle hot racing topics.

"Blinkers Off will be a very fast-paced and no-holds barred segment," said Tony Allevato, TVG vice president and executive producer. "Participants will be on-the-clock and will have a limited amount of time to sound-off and respond to questions. I think fans will enjoy the format while getting lots of key handicapping information."