TVG will air Smarty Jones' final pre Belmont Stakes (gr. I) workout Friday from Philadelphia Park in Bensalem, Pa. The work will air at 1 p.m. EDT.
TVG will also present coverage of all press conferences by the Smarty Jones connections, including those by trainer John Servis and jockey Stewart Elliott, leading up to the undefeated horse's attempt at history in the June 5 Belmont Stakes. Undefeated in eight races, Smarty Jones is seeking to become history's 12th Triple Crown winner and the first since Affirmed in 1978. He would also become only the second undefeated horse to win the Visa Triple Crown.
Next week, TVG will air the Belmont post position draw live on Wednesday, June 2 at 11 a.m. EDT. It will also present live racing from Belmont on Friday, June 4 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. EDT. On Belmont Day, TVG will offer live coverage from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, including a special edition of "Trackside Live! Hollywood Park" that will be simulcast on Fox Sports Net 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EDT. The telecast will conclude with a Triple Crown recap show airing at 7 p.m. EDT.
Handling the coverage for TVG will be hosts Todd Schrupp and Matt Carothers, racing analyst Frank Lyons and reporter Jeff Lifson.