HRTV OFFERS FANS A FEAST OF THANKSGIVING PROGRAMMING
Arcadia, CA, Nov. 25, 2013 -- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will offer fans a bountiful feast of outstanding programming, including live Thoroughbred racing action and equestrian premieres, on Thanksgiving -- Thursday, Nov. 28 -- on HRTV (and HRTV.com).
Beginning at 11 a.m. ET, HRTV will carry live coverage of special holiday racing cards from Aqueduct, Churchill Downs, Hollywood Park, Laurel Park, Fair Grounds, Calder, and Golden Gate.
Once the top-flight racing action concludes, a special five-hour equestrian block will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. ET and feature renowned international events, as well as two prominent polo competitions.
The Aachen CHIO 2013 Carriage Driving Championship, contested at the annual World Equestrian Festival in June from Aachen, Germany, will start the equestrian action. The U.S. team of Chester Weber and Jimmy Fairclough competed in this event.
That will be followed by the 2013 Westchester Cup Polo (7:30 p.m. ET), which was held at the Guards Polo Club in Westminster in late July, and featured a tense, sudden death playoff between the U.S. and England. At 8:30 p.m. ET, the action returns to Aachen for the 2013 CHIO Dressage Championship in the Deutsche Bank Stadium, where Steffen Peters and Tina Konyot represented the U.S.
Following Aachen, HRTV will premiere highlights of the HITS Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix from Saugerties, NY The richest event in Show Jumping, the Grand Prix was the grand finale for the riders and horses that qualified on the HITS circuit throughout the year.
The culminating event of HRTV's equestrian block will begin at 10:30 p.m. ET, and feature the premiere of the Maserati 109th U.S. Polo Championship, dubbed the "Super Bowl" of Polo. Team Valiente, led by Adolfo Cambiaso, battles Team Zacara, with Facundo Pieres at the helm, in a closely-contested match.
HRTV will also be offering pre-holiday discount deals on regular subscription packages to HRTV.com, beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 27. This special deal offers 30% off all prices and will extend through Midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Viewers may join by using one of the two membership codes -- BF13 or CM13 -- when they sign up at www.HRTV.com <http://www.hrtv.com/> .
HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is a television-based multimedia network dedicated to equine sports. HRTV’s programming features horseracing from top U.S. and international racetracks, as well as a wide range of world-class English and Western horse competitions, news, original programming and award-winning documentaries covering the world of horse sports. The live stream of HRTV is available on a subscription basis to high-speed Internet users worldwide at www.hrtv.com <http://www.hrtv.com/> . In the U.S., the HRTV television network is available via telco, cable and satellite in over 19 million homes.