TVG to Broadcast Santa Anita Winter Race

December 21, 2012

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 (April 6).

“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 Allevato.

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.