Viewers of the Television Games Network (TVG) can expect a real horseracing feast this Thanksgiving Holiday weekend as the network will present nine graded stakes races from the West to East Coast. Included are three grade I races, three grade II events and three grade III features, with live racing action from Hollywood Park, Churchill Downs, and Aqueduct.
Eleven older horses, including East Coast-based invaders Cetewayo and Rochester, have been entered for Saturday's 1 1/2-mile Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT).
Jockey Julie Krone will return to riding Friday at Santa Anita. Krone, a Hall of Fame jockey, has not ridden since April of 1999. The race is also the first race for her mount, Justly Royal.
A tote malfunction on Tuesday prompted Churchill Downs to refund all wagers in a Pick 4 pool and provide payouts to patrons who held what would have been winning tickets.
Tom Amoss is pulling double duty these days at Arlington Park. He trains Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile contender Lone Star Sky, and he serves as an analyst on the "The Works," the popular daily program on the TV Games Network.
TVG announced Oct. 17 that its popular program, "The Works," sponsored by the NTRA and Breeders' Cup, will kick off the network's coverage of the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships tomorrow with the first of seven, one-hour shows airing from 11 a.m.-noon (EDT) through Thursday, Oct. 24.
TVG will present live coverage of tomorrow's 11th annual Calder "Festival of the Sun" from Calder Race Course in Miami.
TVG's popular show "The Works," will begin Oct. 18 and air through Oct. 24, two days prior to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Arlington Park.
Henry Yuen has resigned as chief executive officer of Gemstar-TV Guide International and will be replaced by Jeff Shell, the company announced Oct. 8. Gemstar-TV Guide is the parent company of the TV Games Network.
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 will present exclusive live coverage of Sunday's €1.6 million Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr. I) from Longchamp Racecourse outside of Paris during a special three-hour program airing from 9 a.m.-Noon EDT. Post time for the Arc, a 1 1/2-mile race for horses 3-and-up, is 11:30 a.m. ET.
Several local charities will be using Keeneland's race meet as a springboard for their fundraising efforts this fall.
Gemstar-TV Guide International, the parent company of the TV Games Network, posted a preliminary second-quarter loss of $953.8 million after more than $1 billion in asset write-downs.
Super Derby XXIII (gr. II) will air live on the TV Games Network at 6:05 p.m. EDT Saturday.
The TV Games Network has experienced explosive growth since California adopted advanced deposit wagering last January.
A 9/11 tribute Wednesday will be broadcast on TVG at 4:10 p.m. (ET) and simulcast to racetracks.
TVG will offer live coverage of the Keeneland September yearling sale next Monday through Wednesday (Sept. 9-11). Reports from the Keeneland sale pavilion will start each day at 1 p.m. (ET). A 30-minute recap show of the sales' first three days will air on Wednesday at 10 p.m. with a repeat showing on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
TVG will offer live coverage of the Saratoga select yearling sale.
TVG to air from Saratoga...Blythe Miller injured in fall...Public invited to Hall of Fame ceremony and autograph session...Ray Sibille injured...Irish Fest at Arlington.
Racing and breeding news and information.
The percentage of California handle attributed to advance deposit wagering (ADW) is slowly growing, with 5.7% of in-state handle now traced to bets made through one of three account wagering providers.
TVG will offer exclusive live network coverage of Saturday's $400,000 John C. Mabee/Ramona Handicap (gr. IT) and the $200,000 Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) from Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. On Sunday, TVG will have exclusive coverage of the Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT).
Recent approval from the Massachusetts State Racing Commission of the TVG network and Magna Entertainment's XpressBet system means bettors there soon will be able to sign up for account wagering with either provider.
The California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF) has became the state's only racing association to complete agreements with all three licensed advanced deposit wagering companies.
The Thoroughbred industry today is still paying for a bad decision made more than 40 years ago. Not only did its popularity plummet as a result of being off television during that medium's original boom time, but more recently the struggle to get possession of the sport's archives and control and coordinate its television presence has cost the industry millions of dollars.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- Personal experience confirms that people would rather bet on races they can watch on television.
TVG has announced it will offer exclusive live coverage of the Keeneland July Select Yearling Sale.
For the second consecutive year, TVG will offer live coverage and analysis of the Keeneland July select yearling sale in Lexington. The programs will air from 7-10:30 p.m. (EDT) on July 15 and 16.
TVG will offer live coverage and analysis of the Keeneland July select yearling sale July 15 and 16 from 7-10:30 p.m.
Trading was heavy again on Gemstar-TV Guide International Tuesday, but the media and technology company that lost 39% of its stock value Monday ended the day with a small gain.
Gemstar-TV Guide International, the parent company of the TV Games Network, lost 39% of its value Monday in a frenzy of selling. Investors reacted to a ruling June 21 that Gemstar's patents for an interactive television program guide have not been infringed by competing products.
Gemstar-TVG Guide International, the parent company to the TV Games Network racing channel, suffered a serious blow in court Friday when it lost a crucial patent infringement case.
Television Games Network has acquired 16.6% of Youbet.com's outstanding shares of common stock.
Gemstar-TV Guide International, parent company to the TV Games Network, posted a steep first quarter net loss due to $297.8 million write-off and declining revenu
In its 2001-02 annual report, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association outlines a $59.5-million budget that relies heavily on revenue from Breeders' Cup Ltd. and membership dues. The NTRA and Breeders' Cup now operate under a joint spending plan.
The TV Games Network is enjoying record growth due to the opening of Hollywood Park, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), and an increasing popularity in Quarter Horse racing at Los Alamitos.
TV Games Network and AmericaTAB have signed a patent license and content agreement that allows AmericaTAB to accept wagers on TVG's exclusive partner tracks, and implement TVG technology.
Online wagering company America Tab has gained access to many of the country's premier racetracks by entering into a patent and content licensing agreement with the TV Games Network.
Gemstar-TV Guide stock plunged Friday after a report released two days ago said the company may have engaged in "patent misuse" and that its on-going patent infringement lawsuit may be groundless.
Officials with Hollywood Park and the Thoroughbred Owners of California struck a deal April 23 on revenue splits for wagers made on the track's races. The Hollywood Park spring meet opens April 24.
Youbet.com has signed a one-year marketing agreement that makes the California-based company the official online wagering service for this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Trainer Tom Amoss will join the cast for "The Works," a TV Games Network program sponsored by Keeneland, from April 22-May 1.
TVG will again produce "The Works" from Churchill Downs, focusing on Kentucky Derby and Oaks-bound horses and their daily doings at the Louisville track.
Gemstar-TV Guide became part of its eighth class action suit in two weeks on Tuesday.
In a deal that will give it exposure in a major market, TV Games Network has reached a two-year agreement to exclusively air live Southern California horseracing on FOX Sports Net West (FSN) and FOX Sports Net West 2 (FSN2).
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
midnight (ET) on Sunday each week.
TVG will unveil a new Sportscenter-type stakes recap show Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. eastern time.
Gemstar-TV Guide, the parent company of the TV Games Network, took a heavy blow in the stock market Tuesday after an analyst questioned the accounting of $127.6 million in revenue.
Adelphia Communications on April 1 launched the TV Games Network on digital cable television in certain parts of Los Angeles.
The California Horse Racing Board heard a positive report on the startup of account wagering. But it was tempered by concern over a leveling off of activity in recent weeks. It was also reported that an agreement still has to be reached for the upcoming Hollywood Park meet.
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