All Races, Except Classic, to Air Live on HRTV During Two-Day Cup
Arcadia, CA, Oct. 21, 2014– HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will present comprehensive live coverage leading into, and continuing through, the 31st running of the Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious worldwide event, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, at Santa Anita Park.
The Breeders’ Cup consists of 13 races over the two days, with purses totaling $26 million.
On both days, the network will televise all of the Breeders’ Cup races live (which will also be available via 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.
“The Breeders’ Cup is an unmatched showcase for the sport’s greatest performers,” said Scott Daruty, President of HRTV. “We are delighted to give racing fans high-quality, comprehensive coverage of this spectacular event. Our coverage will keep racing fans up-to-date on everything they need to know as the event approaches, and culminates with two brilliant days of racing from Santa Anita Park.”
HRTV’s coverage will be similar to its in-depth production of major races, including paddock updates, full post parades, up-to-date 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.
For the third consecutive year, HRTV will serve as the official simulcast partner of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the preferred Horse Racing Network provider of the event. HRTV will again 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 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.
For the first time, HRTV will present the unveiling of the Breeders’ Cup pre-entries this Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. ET.
The network will offer the live telecast of the Breeders’ Cup Post Position Draw, in two separate parts on Monday, Oct. 27 (4 p.m. ET & 7 p.m. ET). Its “Fasig-Tipton Pursuit of the Cup, Presented by Twinspires” show,” which has chronicled the road to the Cup and is currently on a twice-weekly basis, will be live from Santa Anita and expand to a daily show on Saturday, Oct. 25 (11 a.m. ET), offering the latest on Cup entrants, including live workouts and exclusive interviews.
“Pursuit of the Cup” will also offer quick recap shows after each Cup racing day, as well as complete wrap-up show on Sunday, Nov. 2 (11 a.m. ET).
Also, during Breeders’ Cup week, HRTV will offer its popular “The Player” on a special, extended Wednesday-Sunday basis during its new time slot (Noon ET). Special Cup-related presentations of the network’s weekly staples — “The Edge,” “Against The Odds,” and “Across The Board” — will air throughout the week. Additionally, its daily “Race Day America” show will be presented prominently during Cup week.
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. In the U.S., the HRTV television network is available via telco, cable and satellite in over 19 million homes.
Contact: Scott Cooper, HRTV, 609-391-8166