Anita Park will provide its fans both on-track and around the world with a
high-definition, digital simulcast television presentation beginning with the
opening of the 2012 Autumn Meet on Friday, Sept. 28.
Communications will staff and manage all aspects of Santa Anita’s simulcast
is a great development for our fans everywhere,” said Santa Anita President
George Haines. “Pegasus Communications is one of the most technologically
advanced companies in the racing world and we’re excited to have them involved
in all aspects of our satellite presentation.
with Opening Day, the Santa Anita simulcast signal will be produced as a hybrid
HD as we transition to full HD before the Breeders’ Cup (Nov. 2 & 3).
We feel we have the most beautiful venue in the racing world and this
transition to HD will greatly enhance the viewing experience for our fans
Communications, led by Jim Porep and Julie Scanlon, will maintain a video
production truck on-site and will provide cameras and operators for use in all
facets of Santa Anita’s simulcast presentation as well as generating new, state
of the art graphics.
and I are thrilled to be able to partner with Santa Anita at this crucial point
in time for our industry,” said Scanlon. “We consider Santa Anita to be
the most beautiful track in the country and it is an honor to be able to
provide racing fans everywhere with state of the art high definition video and
the most technologically advanced simulcast presentation in America.”
has a long and upstanding reputation in the California
simulcast industry,” added Haines. “The cameras and equipment we’ve been
using are in many cases more than 20 years old. The quality and
capability of the equipment they’ll be using represents a substantial upgrade
over what we’ve had.
is the current simulcast provider for Golden Gate Fields, Los Alamitos and the
California Fairs. They do a great job and we’re looking forward to
working with them,” Haines concluded.
more information on Santa Anita’s 24-day Autumn Meet and the two-day Breeders’
Cup World Championships on Nov. 2 & 3, visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.