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TVG, NTRA OFFER ONLINE ARCHIVES OF "THE WORKS" WITH REPLAYS ON TVGNETWORK.COM, BREEDERSCUP.COM
Critically-acclaimed daily show also adds reports from West Coast workouts leading up to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.
TVG Network and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) have collaborated to offer daily replays of TVG's "The Works: Breeders' Cup 2001" on the Internet. The archived episodes can be accessed through www.tvgnetwork.com and www.breederscup.com, the official site of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. Fans can access all previously archived shows 24-hours-a-day, with new shows posted at 2:30 p.m. ET that afternoon.
TVG is producing 12 episodes of "The Works," which began yesterday and will run through Friday, Oct. 26, the day before the Breeders' Cup at Belmont Park. The one-hour episodes air live on the TVG Network from 11 a.m. to noon ET (8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PT).
"The Works" is one of TVG's most popular shows, featuring highlights, interviews and analysis of the workouts of leading Breeders' Cup contenders. The show is hosted by Caton Bredar, Gary Mandella and Frank Lyons, with field reporting by Jeff Lifson. In addition, the network announced today that the show will feature wrap-ups of the previous day's workouts on the west coast with Todd Schrupp reporting from Santa Anita.
This is the second year TVG is producing "The Works" for the Breeders' Cup. TVG has also produced versions of "The Works" for the last two runnings of the Kentucky Derby.
An exclusive marketing partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, TVG has exclusive long-term agreements with the following racetracks: Aqueduct, Arlington Park, Belmont Park, Calder, Churchill Downs, Del Mar, Ellis Park, Emerald Downs, Fairplex Park, Hollywood Park, Hoosier Park, Keeneland, Laurel, Lone Star Park, Los Alamitos, Oak Tree at Santa Anita, Pimlico, Portland Meadows, Prairie Meadows, Ruidoso Downs, Saratoga Raceway, Saratoga Race Course, Suffolk Downs, Turf Paradise and Turfway Park. Non-exclusive racetrack partners include Fair Grounds, Louisiana Downs, Balmoral, Maywood, Pompano Park, Great Lakes Downs and Northfield Park.
Produced in conjunction with FOX Sports, TVG's programming also includes expert commentary, tutorials and behind-the-scenes features on the horses and celebrities of racing.
TVG is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Broomfield, CO, Beaverton, OR and Louisville, KY. TVG is a subsidiary of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Breeders' Cup Limited and the New York Racing Association, which jointly conduct this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, have dedicated the event to the memory and families of the New York firefighters, police officers, emergency services personnel and other victims in the surrounding communities who perished in the Sept. 11 attack on the United States. NTRA and NYRA also will contribute a portion of each paid admission and a percentage of other revenue from the World Thoroughbred Championships, as well as all proceeds from the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup Charity Gala, to the NTRA Charities-New York Heroes Fund, established to aid the victims' families. For more information or to make a contribution, contact the NTRA's Lexington office, (800) 792-6872, or visit www.ntra.com.
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