HRTV TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE LIVE COVERAGE OF UPCOMING BREEDERS' CUP
Arcadia, CA, Oct. 24 -- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will present comprehensive live coverage leading into, and continuing through, the 29th running of the Breeders' Cup, Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious global event, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at Santa Anita Park.
The Breeders' Cup consists of 15 races over the two days, with purses totaling more than $25 million.
On both days, the network will televise all of the Breeders' Cup races live (which will also be available via www.hrtv.com <http://www.hrtv.com/> ), with the exception of the Breeders' Cup Classic, to racing fans as the only domestic horse racing cable channel of the event.
HRTV's coverage will mirror its in-depth production of major races, including paddock updates, full post parades, up-to-date key information, and expert race-by-race analysis. It will mobilize its well-respected stable of hosts/analysts, as well as additional correspondents, to handle all angles of racing's two-day extravaganza.
This summer, the Breeders' Cup and HRTV announced a multi-year media rights agreement that makes HRTV the official simulcast partner of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and the preferred Horse Racing Network provider of the event. HRTV will produce and simulcast the Breeders' Cup Players' Show (formerly the simulcast show) and air all Breeders' Cup races to off-track wagering sites around the globe, and streamed live on www.hrtv.com <http://www.hrtv.com/> and breederscup.com.
In support of its live racing telecast and simulcast presentations, HRTV will also provide expansive programming leading up to the Breeders' Cup.
The network will offer the live telecast of the Breeders' Cup Post Position Draw on Monday, Oct. 29 (4 p.m. ET), and its Pursuit of the Cup show, which has chronicled the road to the Cup and is currently on a twice-weekly basis, will expand to a daily show on Saturday, Oct. 27, offering the latest, up-to-date information on Cup entrants.
Also, during Breeders' Cup week, HRTV will televise the Westrock Coffee First Call program daily from Clockers' Corner and will provide special Cup-related presentations of the network's weekly staples -- The Edge, Against The Odds, and Across The Board. Additionally, its daily Race Day America show will air prominently during the week.
As a fitting tribute to the wonderful champion Zenyatta, HRTV will present a special half-hour documentary on her brilliant career, set for Friday, Nov. 2 at 10 p.m. ET.
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.