The California Marketing Committee, whose purpose it is to increase the visibility of racing in media throughout the state, is playing a significant role in underwriting the program, which traditionally has been one of KDOC's most-watched shows. New management at the station aided the return of the racing show.
Three months into its four-month meeting, Santa Anita Park will finally have its races shown in Southern California on a nightly replay program. KDOC, an independent station out of Anaheim, will begin broadcasting Santa Anita replays March 26 at 7:30 p.m. The program will air five nights a week through the remainder of the meeting.For years, KDOC presented a nightly replay show featuring races from Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Fairplex Park, and Del Mar. Last summer, however, Del Mar's races were not shown, although KDOC did present a show for Hollywood's fall meeting. Replays have been telecast on FOX Sports Net, but that show aired nightly at 1:30 a.m. The new KDOC agreement also includes Oak Tree, Fairplex, and Hollywood Park's two meetings. Each will have replay shows airing at 7:30 p.m., except Sundays when KDOC has a prior commitment and the races will be shown at midnight. Del Mar is not included in the new deal.