Keyword: TVG

  • TVG to Air Live at Keeneland September Sale

    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.

  • Here and There

    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.

  • Del Mar Stakes Exclusive on TVG

    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).

  • Account Wagering Goes Into Effect in Massachusetts

    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.

  • Pay TV: NTRA Channels Energies Into Controlling Small Picture

    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.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Betting on Television

    <i>By Ray Paulick </i> -- Personal experience confirms that people would rather bet on races they can watch on television.

  • TVG To Cover Keeneland July Sale Live

    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.

  • Gemstar Stock Crashes 39%

    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.

  • NTRA Report Outlines Finances For 2002

    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.

  • TVG Enjoying Triple Digit Growth

    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.

  • TVG Grants License to America TAB

    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.

  • The Works Returns to TVG

    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.

  • TVG to Air on California FOX Affiliates Daily

    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).

  • 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.

  • Account Wagering a Work in Progress, Officials Say

    More than $14.5 million has been wagered through California's advance deposit wagering system in the first two months of operation, or about 3.5% of total handle. But while account wagering services had a burst of activity, officials said they were concerned about the leveling off of wagering and the number of new account holders over the past four weeks.

  • Youbet.com Management Outlines New Focus

    A founder of Youbet.com who recently rejoined the pari-mutuel wagering network says the company's new management team is focusing on marketing, cooperative efforts with racetracks, and raising capital.

  • TVG Announces Handicapping Game

    TVG announced the launch of Exactamundo, a handicapping game that rewards TVG account holders for selecting the correct exacta in TVG's weekly Saturday Spotlight Race.

  • Dubai World Cup to Air on TVG

    TVG has announced it would offer exclusive live U.S. television coverage as well as in-home wagering on the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) from Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in Dubai, U.A.E. on Saturday.

  • Stock Plunges for TVG's Parent Company

    Gemstar-TV Guide stock plummeted Tuesday morning on the heels of poor fourth quarter and year-end results. As of 3 p.m., the parent company of the TV Games horse racing network was down $4.21 to $17.52, a drop of 19.4%.

  • TVG To Show Barretts Works

    TVG will air the preview works from the Barretts Selected 2-year-olds sale from Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif. The show will air Feb. 28 for one hour beginning at 11:00 a.m. The sale will be held March 5.

  • Youbet Joins Stable; Account-Bet Handle Tops $5M

    Youbet.com has been licensed by the California Horse Racing Board to offer account-wagering services to residents of California, effective immediately. Meanwhile, through Feb. 18, account-wagering handle through two other systems topped $5 million in the Golden State.

  • TVG Launches Redesigned Web Site

    TVG launched its newly redesigned Web site, TVGNetworks.com, featuring complete interactive wagering capabilities with real-time odds and betting pool information.

  • Barretts Preview to Air on TVG

    Barretts Equine Limited and the TVG Network have announced that a replay of Barretts' Feb. 25 video preview will be broadcast on TVG on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 8 -9 a.m. (PST; 11-12 EST).

  • TVG to Air Fasig-Tipton Under Tack Show

    TVG announced that the network will be airing the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton selected 2-year-olds in training sale from Calder Race Course in Miami, Fla.

  • TOC: Some NTRA Money Should Go to Purses

    The Thoroughbred Owners of California is using a deal with Magna Entertainment as leverage in an attempt to garner a greater share of pari-mutuel takeout from account wagers made through the TV Games Network. In question is a share of the money TVG pays to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.