Keyword: TVG

  • TVG Reports Record Handle

    TVG posted the highest quarterly handle in company history for the quarter that ended June 30, Ryan O'Hara, TVG president announced Friday. Keys to the second quarter figures were record wagering of $5.2 million on Kentucky Derby day (May 1) and $3.2 million on Belmont Stakes day (June 5).

  • Big TV Weekend for Classic Division

    The Breeders' Cup Classic Division Powered by Dodge takes center stage this weekend as 3 year olds and up start serious preparation for the headline event at Lone Star Oct. 30. The action will be televised by the ESPN family of networks.

  • TVG Plans Special to Mark Fifth Anniversary

    The TV Games Network will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a one-hour special that will air July 21 at 9 p.m. EDT. The show will be rebroadcast several times beginning at 12:30 a.m. July 22.

  • Calder's Summit of Speed on TVG

    The second "Road to the World Thoroughbred Championships on TVG/Fox Sports Net" show of the season will air Saturday from Calder Race Course in Miami, and will feature the Grade III, $500,000 Smile Sprint Handicap, part of Calder's "Summit of Speed." The show will air on TVG, Fox Sports Net 2, Fox Sports New York, Fox Sports South and the Sunshine Network from 5:00-6:00 p.m. ET.

  • TVG Promotes COO O'Hara to President

    Ryan O'Hara, the recently appointed chief operating officer of TV Games Network, has been promoted to president, parent company Gemstar-TV Guide announced Thursday.

  • TVG Plans Extensive Coverage of Smarty Jones

    Interactive horse racing network TVG plans extensive coverage of Smarty Jones' effort to become Thoroughbred racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, including live coverage of his first post-Preakness Stake s(gr. I) public gallop, Saturday at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) from Philadelphia Park in Bensalem, Pa.

  • TVG To Provide Live Peter Pan Coverage

    TVG will present live coverage of the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) from New York's Belmont Park on Saturday. The Peter Pan is the final major prep race for the June 5 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Scheduled post time is 4:45 p.m.

  • Frank Lyons, TVG analyst and co-owner of Castledale.

    An Unlikely Life with Horses for Frank Lyons

    For as far back as he can remember, Frank Lyons wanted to spend his life with horses. The 40-year-old native of Ireland used his entire youth to prepare for a career as a horse trainer. He's now putting that preparation to use as a TVG analyst and as a co-owner of Castledale.

  • TVG Unveils New Graphics, Says Audience Up

    TV Games Network rolled out new graphics and features, which began appearing in conjunction with the opening of Hollywood Park's spring/summer season, at the April 22 California Horse Racing Board meeting. It also announced an increase in the number of viewers and a slight shift toward experienced racing fans.

  • TVG Airs Derby Special April 30

    TVG will present a live one-hour Kentucky Derby Preview Show from Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY, April 30, the night before the 130th Run for the Roses.

  • TVG's "The Works" Back April 24

    "The Works," TVG's program that covers the comings and goings of Kentucky Derby and Oaks entrants, will begin its fifth year Saturday, April 24 at noon ET.

  • TVG to Provide On-Site Coverage of Keeneland Spring Meet

    When racing returns to Central Kentucky, TVG will air live on-site coverage of Keeneland's 15-day Spring Meet, beginning April 2 through April 23. TVG's live coverage will air from 3:00-5:00 p.m. (est) on "Trackside Live!: Keeneland/Aqueduct" and will be simulcast on Fox Sports Net 2 on 11 of the 15 days.

  • Organizations to Offer Summer Internship With TVG

    The TV Games Network, The Race For Education, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association have joined forces to create a three-month summer internship with TVG's production department for a college sophomore or junior studying broadcasting or journalism.

  • Xpressbet Handle Falls 18% In California

    Magna Entertainment Corp. may have some explaining to do at this month's California Horse Racing Board meeting as handle for its account-wagering service, Xpressbet, suffered an 18.4% decline among California residents during the year's first two months.

  • TVG to Remain on DISH Network

    TV Games Network will continue to be distributed on the DISH Network after an agreement was reached on a four-year patent dispute between their parent companies.

  • Youbet, TVG End Proxy and Warrant Dispute

    Youbet.com has agreed to pay TV Games Network $725,000 and withdraw its proposed staggered board and supermajority voting proxy material in exchange for TVG dropping all pending litigation and related arbitration.

  • Ryan O'Hara Named COO of TVG

    Gemstar-TV Guide International announced it has named Ryan O'Hara chief operating officer of its TVG Network.

  • TVG to Gain Wider Exposure Through Comcast Deal

    Wider distribution of TV Games Network through the nation's largest cable provider, Comcast, highlights a new joint venture between the cable company and TVG's parent company, Gemstar-TV Guide.

  • 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.

  • Here and There

    Suffolk Downs hires new racing secretary, Texas Thoroughbred Association launches new web site.

  • Corey Black New Agent for Valenzuela

    Former jockey and current TVG horseracing expert Corey Black has accepted the position as agent for jockey Patrick Valenzuela effective immediately. Valenzuela and his former agent, Nick Cosato, parted ways earlier this week after Valenzuela expressed concerns over Cosato also representing Corey Nakatani.

  • TVG, Youbet Reach Agreement in Dispute

    <br>Youbet.com and minority shareholder TV Games Network have settled an ongoing dispute by agreeing to delay court proceedings and arbitration hearings over proxy materials sent to Youbet shareholders last fall.

  • NBC Takes Eclipse for Live Programming

    NBC Sports has won the Eclipse Award for National Television – Live Racing Programming for its production of the 2003 Preakness Stakes, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 14. Other media Eclipse Award winners were also named.

  • TVG to Broadcast Hollywood Juvenile Races

    Hollywood Park brings down the curtain on its 2003 Autumn meet this weekend with a pair of races for juveniles and juvenile fillies, Saturday's Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and Sunday's Hollywood Starlet (gr. I).

  • TVG Hits the Delta Jackpot

    TVG will present live, on-site coverage of the $1 Million Delta Jackpot, the nation's second richest race for Thoroughbred juveniles, tomorrow from Delta Downs. Post time for the race, which has drawn a field of 10, is 10:52 p.m. Chris Kotulak will be on hand to cover the action for TVG.

  • TVG Will Air Cal Cup Saturday

    TVG will provide live, on-site coverage of Cal Cup XIV from Oak Tree at Santa Anita this Saturday on "Trackside Live!: Oak Tree."

  • TVG BC Day Handle Up 31%

    Continuing to build on its increased distribution, TVG's handle on Saturday, the day of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, was $3,362,026, 31.1% higher than on Breeders' Cup day in 2002.

  • Another Strong Quarter for Youbet

    Youbet.comcontinued strong gains in its online horse race wagering business during the third quarter of 2003, marking the sixth consecutive quarter in which the company has produced net revenue growth. Youbet also said it substantially increased operating capacity during the quarter.

  • Corey Black, working out Breeders&#39; Cup contender Storming Home.

    TVG's Corey Black Elated in His Many Roles

    Former jockey Corey Black wears several hats these days. He's a high-profile and well-liked racing expert on TVG. He leads the Seabiscuit backstretch tours several days a week at Santa Anita. And he's the work rider for the sometimes-troubled John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) favorite Storming Home.