The Louisville, Kentucky-based exclusive distributor of Southern Hemisphere horse-racing content to the Americas and subsidiary of Australian wagering operator Tabcorp, Sky Racing World and TVG, the Los Angeles, California-headquartered racing-focused TV network and advance depositing wagering (ADW) site have announced that they are to expand their partnership.
Sky Racing World and TVG’s new media partnership will see increased TV coverage of Australian racing on TVG and TVG2 from Thursday March 9th, 2017.
Sky Racing World provides Australian horse-racing content for simulcast wagering to the TVG.com ADW brand. Since Sky Racing World and TVG expanded their partnership, the TVG networks will air full-card coverage of top-tier Australian races on the key regional race nights of Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The new coverage will be available on all TVG carriage platforms, including AT&T U-Verse 672, DIRECT TV and Dish Network 398, and will also be accessible to TVG account holders online via TVG.com/live.
TVG’s Australian coverage will be showed by TVG International Racing Coordinator Candice Hare together with additional talent for major meets. Three Australian race meetings will feature each night, with an in-depth focus on the evening’s feature race. Hare and her co-presenters will provide detailed analysis on the field and past performances of horses, jockeys and trainers.
The first weekend’s broadcast will concentrate on the G1 Australian Cup and G1 Lexus Newmarket Handicap from Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne and the G1 Coolmore Classic from Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens. The next broadcasts will include the G1 George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill Gardens March 17th, featuring the world’s best turf horse Winx, the Golden Slipper, also March 17th at Rosehill, and The Championships at Royal Randwick Racecourse on March 31st and April 7th, culminating in the G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
TVG’s new Australian coverage will also offer promotions on the TVG.com ADW. The site’s ‘Money Back Special’, refunding win wagers to bettors wagering on 2nd- or 3rd-placed horses, will now be available on select Australian races, and TVG Wager Rewards participants can also receive triple points when wagering on Australian races. TVG’s expanded Australian coverage will be supported by Sky Racing World’s website, which features free form guides, past performances and latest Australian racing news.