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
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
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 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 Scott, TVG vice president of marketing.
TVG account holders can wager on all races
from Santa Anita, Aqueduct and Tampa Bay Downs by visiting TVG.com.