Keyword: tony allevato

  • Champion Songbird won a pair of grade I stakes at Saratoga meet.

    NYRA Reports Steady Saratoga Meet Numbers

    The New York Racing Association concluded its 2016 season at Saratoga Race Course with all-sources handle of $647,322,503, virtually even with last year's record wagering that had shattered the previous high water mark by more than 10%.

  • Tony Allevato

    TVG Dismisses VP Allevato

    Tony Allevato, one of the most senior members of the TVG management team, was dismissed Feb. 19, according to a source familiar with the company, as part of a restructuring plan.

  • Del Mar

    TVG Expands Del Mar Production

    TVG has announced that in addition to televising the 37-day meet at Del Mar, the network will also produce the track's simulcast and on-track broadcasts for the first time.

  • TVG to Present Del Mar Coverage

    TVG, America's Horseracing Network, will be the exclusive broadcast network of the 2011 Del Mar race meet, offering live, on-site coverage beginning opening day, Wednesday, July 20.

  • TVG's Late DDouble Show Back at Keeneland

    TVG's innovative Late DDouble show, which boosted handle in the late double wagering pool in its inaugural season in 2010, returns April 15 from Keeneland. The show will feature the Maker's Mark Mile (gr. IT).

  • TVG Eliminates 20 Positions

    TVG has eliminated 20 positions, including some of those held by on-air racing analysts, in what was termed a "streamlining" move by the company owner, British-based Betfair.

  • Owner Suspended For Use of Confederate Silks

    A California horse owner who improperly substituted jockey silks in the image of the Confederate Southern Cross for his regular colors has accepted a $1,500 fine and the suspension of his license for the current term.

  • Belmont Park

    Numbers Game: No Room For Belmont on TVG

    Many viewers who tuned into Television Games Network on Saturday, Sept. 11 expecting to see live racing from Belmont Park may have been surprised when they were unable to do so for much of the day.

  • TVG to Boost Japanese Racing Coverage

    TVG, in partnership with Emerald Downs, is expanding its coverage of horse racing from Japan for the fifth consecutive year to include 18 group I races, the most ever televised by TVG.

  • TVG to Broadcast Tampa Bay Derby Live

    TVG broadcasts live from Tampa Bay Downs on March 15, covering four stakes races including the $300,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III), the anticipated start for undefeated 2-year-old champion War Pass.

  • TVG Renews Contract With FSN

    TVG announced that it has renewed its agreement with Fox Sports Net West and FSN Prime Ticket to exclusively air live horseracing from across the country.

  • TVG Oak Tree Coverage Features Final 'Win and You're In Races'

    TVG, America's Horseracing Network, will provide live coverage of the entire fall season from Oak Tree at Santa Anita, including four grade I stakes on opening weekend, and the year's final "Win and You're In" Breeders' Cup Challenge Series races.

  • TVG Renews Fox Sports Net Contract

    TVG announced April 25 that it has renewed its agreement with Fox Sports Net West and Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket to exclusively air live horseracing from across the country.

  • TVG Expanding Coverage of Japanese Racing

    TVG, in partnership with Emerald Downs, will air 15 live racing events from Japan in 2007 concluding with the presentation of the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) on Nov. 24.

  • TVG Airing Eclipse Awards; O'Connell to Emcee

    TVG will air live coverage of the 36th annual Eclipse Awards Jan. 22, a celebration of horseracing's best performances of the year, from the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., with coverage beginning on TVG at 8 p.m. ET. TV and film star Jerry O'Connell, who plays a lead role in the NBC series, "Crossing Jordan," will serve as emcee of the program for his third straight year.

  • No Santa Anita Clause for TVG

    TVG viewers won't be getting what they wanted most for Christmas -- to watch and wager on races from Santa Anita Park starting with the new season on Dec. 26.

  • TVG to Present Live Coverage of Prix De L'arc De Triomphe

    For the eighth consecutive year, TVG will present live coverage of the group I, $2.5 million Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, from Longchamp Racecourse near Paris Oct. 1. The Arc will highlight a three-hour program beginning at 9:30 a.m. (all times Eastern). Post time for the Arc, a 1 1/2-mile race for horses 3-year-old and up, is 11:30 a.m.

  • TVG to Provide Del Mar Stewards with Replays

    TVG will make their isolated camera feeds and race replays available to Del Mar track stewards each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through the end of the season, Tony Allevato, network executive producer announced Aug. 4.

  • TVG, HRTV Plan Keeneland Coverage

    The TVG network will provide live, on-site coverage of the Keeneland meet opener in Lexington, Ky. on Friday and HorseRacing TV will be presenting a daily replay show of the track's races throughout the meet.

  • Coverage of English Racing to Begin on TVG

    TVG kicks off eight months of live coverage of racing from England when it presents next week's Cheltenham Festival. Coverage will continue through the end of August with specific tracks, meets and races to be announced.

  • TVG Expands Live Coverage of Racing From Japan

    TVG is expanding its live coverage from Japan in 2006 in partnership with Emerald Downs, and will air 14 programs, beginning Feb. 18 and concluding with the presentation of the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 25.

  • Stevens to Make TVG Debut With Risen Star

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will make his debut as a TVG racing analyst on Saturday on the network's live coverage of the Fair Grounds' Risen Star Stakes (gr. III), an early season Derby prep race.

  • TVG to Air, Take Wagers on Japan Cup, Japan Cup Dirt

    TVG will become the first American TV network to present live, on-site coverage of horseracing from Japan when it telecasts that country's two most important international racing events – the Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) and the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) on Nov. 25 and 26, respectively.

  • TVG, NTRA, and Race for Education Team Up for Internship Program

    Television Games Network (TVG), the Race For Education and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) have joined forces to offer a three-month summer internship with TVG's Production Department in Los Angeles for a college junior or senior (as of Fall 2005) studying broadcasting or journalism.

  • TVG to Air Interview With Trainer Jeff Mullins

    TVG will present an interview with Southern California-based trainer Jeff Mullins, who became embroiled in controversy resulting from a column written by T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles <i>Times</i> that appeared March 6.

  • TVG to Air Interview With Trainer Jeff Mullins

    TVG will present an interview with Southern California-based trainer Jeff Mullins, who became embroiled in controversy resulting from a column written by T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles <i>Times</i> that appeared March 6.

  • Simon Bray Joins TVG as Racing Analyst

    Simon Bray, who recently retired as a Thoroughbred trainer, has joined TVG as a full time racing analyst, the network announced Thursday. Bray, a 35-year-old Englishman who trained grade I winners Startac and Astra, has been working for TVG on a part time basis the past eight months.

  • TVG To Offer Wraparound Breeders' Cup Coverage

    TVG will offer extensive pre-and post-2004 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships coverage, beginning on Saturday, October 23, with the first of six, one-hour airings of "The Works."

  • Jill Byrne Joins TVG Full-Time

    Jill Byrne, who has previously worked in studio and as an analyst and reporter on such TVG programming as "The Works" and "Trackside Live," will join the network as a full-time analyst beginning with TVG coverage of the Keeneland spring meet on April 2.

  • '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.

  • TVG Expands 'The Finish Line'

    To offer in-depth, post-race coverage of the large number of Breeders' Cup prep races on tap this week, TVG's weekly magazine show, "The Finish Line," will expand from one to two hours this Sunday (October 6), and will air in a new time slot, beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET, the network announced.

  • TVG To Launch Quarter Horse Show

    On Saturday, TVG will unveil a new show devoted to Quarter Horse racing.Called "The Quarters," it will feature on-site production from Los Alamitos Racecourse in Cypress, California, and run from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. (ET) on Thursday through Saturday and 9 p.m. to<br>midnight (ET) on Sunday each week.