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Nominations Being Accepted for Top Simulcast

The deadline for all entries is Thursday, August 11.

OnTrack Media and Entertainment will again sponsor the award honoring the racing industry's best simulcast production, which will be presented at the 24th annual International Simulcast Conference this year in New Orleans.

The deadline for all entries is Aug. 11.

The International Simulcast Conference is co-sponsored by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations and Harness Tracks of America.

The award honors the best simulcast presentation by a host site and is open to all pari-mutuel breeds. The simulcast entry will be judged on technical merit, quality, and timeliness of racing and wagering information dissemination, as well as overall appeal.  

The winner will be announced at the conference, which runs Sept. 26-28 at Harrah's New Orleans Hotel.       

Entries for the award must be no more than 30 minutes in length and contain one complete race presentation, including pre-race features and graphics, the race itself, and any post-race replays and/or wrap-ups. Entries must have been part of a normal simulcast program and not a collection of highlights or features and must have aired after Aug. 17, 2015. 

Tracks may submit a "marquee" race but will not be given special consideration for singular production components utilized only for that day. This award is meant to recognize the track which day-in, day-out consistently produces the premier simulcast feed.

To enter, six copies in DVD format should be sent to TRA, 420 Fair Hill Drive, Suite 1, Elkton, MD 21921, Attn. Jane Murray, along with a letter of entry detailing the contact name for the entry and the date the program aired. 

Last year, Santa Anita Park won the award for the third time. The Southern California track previously won in 2000 and 2001.