TVG to Air Live Coverage of Santa Anita Winter Meet
Weekly Betting Contest Planned
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/12 -- TVG, America's
Horseracing Network, will add the upcoming 71-day Santa Anita winter
race meet to its broadcast schedule, with coverage available to the
most homes in the meet's 76-year history.
"Having the Santa Anita meet on TVG will provide a significant boost
for California racing," said Tony Allevato, TVG executive vice
president. "Along with airing the races on the most widely
distributed horse racing television network in the country, we have
secured major programming blocs on a number of Fox Sports affiliates,
including FSN Prime, FSN West and Fox Sports San Diego. As a result,
Santa Anita racing will enjoy wider everyday household distribution
than at any time in its history, and will be available in more than
45 million homes."
The Santa Anita meet runs from December 26-April 21, and features 41
graded stakes, highlighted by the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita
Handicap (March 2), and the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby
"Offering a rich history and tradition, the Santa Anita winter meet
helps kickoff the racing season in grand style," said Allevato. "TVG
is thrilled to bring our fans all the action, as we begin the most
extensive television coverage of California racing available," said
In addition, to celebrate its new Santa Anita coverage, TVG will
launch the "California Dreamin' Betting Contest," a promotion that
will award six weekly cash prizes and a grand prize trip to
California that includes attendance at one of the state's four
biggest racing events.
The "California Dreamin' Betting Contest" will run Saturdays from
December 29-February 2, 2013, and involve wagering on races from
Santa Anita, Aqueduct and Tampa Bay Downs. The contest will offer
$20,000 in total prize money and a grand prize trip for two to
California and the opportunity to attend either the Santa Anita
Derby, the Hollywood Gold Cup, opening day at Del Mar or the TVG
Pacific Classic. Go to www.TVG.com for details.
"The 'California Dreamin' Betting Contest' is a fun way to promote
not only TVG's exciting coverage of Santa Anita, but our presentation
of a full winter racing schedule from around the country," said Don
G vice president of marketing.
TVG account holders can wager on all races from Santa Anita, Aqueduct
and Tampa Bay Downs by visiting www.TVG.com.
TVG, a subsidiary of Betfair Group plc, the premier e-gaming betting
community, is among the most widely distributed horseracing networks
in the world. TVG is one of the largest legal online gaming companies
in the US, accepting over $650 million in wagers in 2011. The company
has demonstrated its commitment to the racing industry, its owners,
tracks and fans through sponsorship of several preeminent races
including the TVG Pacific Classic and the TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup.
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