TVG Planning Special Coverage, Events At Saratoga

Beginning Friday, TVG, America’s Horse Racing network, will be live from its trackside location at Saratoga Race Course for its six-week summer meeting, covering every race, every day of the meet while raising awareness for leading racehorse retirement, re-training and aftercare programs during one of the network’s most-watched times of the year.

TVG’s Saratoga “Every Race, Every Day” will begin at noon ET Friday, July 21 and run until the end of each day’s races through Monday, September 4 and can be watched on DirecTV 602, Dish Network 399, Comcast-XFINITY, U-Verse 1971 and many more. Additionally, TVG programming can always be streamed at TVG.com/live and on OTT streaming service DirecTV Now.

As part of its wall-to-wall Saratoga coverage, TVG will rotate its top hosts and analysts throughout the meet with Simon Bray, Caton Bredar, Matt Carothers, Tom Cassidy, Britney Eurton, Scott Hazelton, Joaquin Jaime, Mike Joyce, Caleb Keller, Todd Schrupp and Dave Weaver all reporting live from Saratoga Race Course during the meet. In addition, throughout the six-week meet, racing fans are invited to come say hello and to meet some of their favorite TVG personalities as TVG’s analysts and handicappers will be making appearances at a variety of landmark Saratoga businesses that feature TVG at their establishments after the day’s races.

Additionally, former jockey Rosie Napravnik will be a special guest on TVG on Saturday July 22, kicking off a series of special guest appearances throughout the Saratoga meet. Napravnik, 29, is best known for winning the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Untapable, winning two Kentucky Oaks and being the only female rider to ride in all three Triple Crown races. She is married to trainer Joe Sharp.

“We are celebrating Saratoga for six weeks and using this high profile time of the year to spotlight some of the leading thoroughbred aftercare charities that do such great work finding second homes and second carriers for our equine athletes,” said TVG CEO Kip Levin. “We are also celebrating another glorious tradition of Saratoga, the social scene after the races, with our talent appearances at leading restaurants whose customers love to watch TVG.”

TVG’s spotlight on thoroughbred aftercare charities will begin with Old Friends Farm, a 136-acre home to over 175 rescued/retired horses, on opening weekend, followed by Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, an organization dedicated to protecting retired horses from neglect and slaughter. New Vocations, a program that creates safe-havens for retired racehorses by placing them in experienced, caring homes, will be highlighted the week leading up to the Whitney race (August 5). Toward the end of the meet, the focus will fall on two additional charities aimed at bettering the lives of retired horses: ReRun and Take2Thoroughbreds.

Opening weekend, TVG talent appearances will kick off at the Horseshoe Inn Bar & Grill adjacent to the Saratoga barn area off Nelson Ave and continue Jim Dandy Weekend at Siro’s Restaurant & Bar, Whitney Weekend at Druthers Brewing Company, Travers Weekend at Sperry’s Restaurant and conclude at Saratoga Stadium over Woodward Weekend.

Date  Race Weekend  Charity  Establishment
Saturday, July 22 Opening Weekend Old Friends Farm Horseshoe Inn Bar & Grill
Saturday, July 29 Jim Dandy Weekend Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Siro’s Restaurant & Bar
Saturday, Aug 5 Whitney Weekend New Vocations Druthers Brewing Company
Saturday, Aug 26 Travers Weekend ReRun Sperry’s Restaurant
Saturday, Sept 2 Woodward Weekend Take2Thoroughbreds Saratoga Stadium

 

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