Toyota Blue Grass broadcast live on FOX Sports 1; daily race coverage on TVG, Keeneland.com
LEXINGTON, KY (April 3, 2014) – Fans will have a wide variety of ways to follow Keeneland’s Spring Meet, part of a broad range of coverage that spans television, radio and online.
The 90th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland on Saturday, April 12, will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 as part of The Jockey Club Tour on FOX series. The 90-minute program begins at 4:30 p.m. ET.
The Toyota Blue Grass is the richest race of Keeneland’s Spring Meet, which opens Friday, April 4, for 15 days of racing through April 25. As always, the track will stream live racing video on Keeneland.com, enabling fans to watch the races at no cost. Online patrons can participate in live chats and handicapping analysis hosted by Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar and the Horse Player NOW team.
Keeneland fans can access the Trakus race feeds showing replays in various animated formats using the patented, real-time technology and sign up for Trakus mobile alerts via Keeneland.com/racing/trakus.
Daily racing coverage on TVG
TVG will provide comprehensive on-site coverage of Keeneland each day beginning at 1 p.m. Post time for the first race is 1:05 p.m. except on April 12, on which first post is 12:35 p.m. TVG’s coverage includes the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) on April 5, the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on April 11 and the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (G3) on April 19.
On April 9, TVG will carry live coverage of the post position draw for the Toyota Blue Grass from 11:30 a.m.-noon. The draw will be hosted by Tom Leach and Todd Schrupp.
Throughout the spring season, additional TVG coverage from Keeneland will air on FOX Sports affiliates, including FSN Prime Ticket, FOX Sports Ohio, FOX Sports San Diego, SportSouth and Sun Sports-Florida.
Special features, race replays
Regional coverage of Keeneland racing includes:
- “Keeneland Magazine on TV,” on Thursday, April 3, on The CW Lexington at 7 p.m. The 30-minute program features “Savoring His Success: Former Thoroughbred trainer enjoying a winning run as the owner of Wines of Vine;” “Science & Art: WinStar Farm combines high-tech and horsemanship during Thoroughbred breeding season;” “Shared History: Maker’s Mark, turning 60, has an enduring bond with Keeneland;” and “Keeneland Community.” “Keeneland Magazine on TV” will be re-broadcast on Sunday, April 6, at noon on WKYT.
- “Keeneland Close Up,” has a new format for Spring 2014, now being aired as part of WLEX-TV’s Saturday morning news programming. It will air on Saturday, April 5 (8:30 a.m. ET), April 12 (9 a.m.) and April 19 (8:30 a.m.).
- “Today at Keeneland,” a daily race recap show airing in Lexington on Insight Cable on The CW Lexington at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. On Saturday, April 5, the program will air at 8 p.m. (following University of Kentucky baseball); Saturday, April 12 at 9:30 p.m. following The University of Kentucky baseball game; Friday, April 18, at 8 p.m. following the UK softball game; and Saturday, April 19, at 8 p.m. following UK softball. “Today at Keeneland” also can be seen on TVG the following day. Check listings attvg.com.
On the radio
Horse Racing Radio Network, the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization, will provide live coverage.Coverage will include the April 11 Maker’s 46 Mile (5-5:30 p.m.); April 12 Toyota Blue Grass, Jenny Wiley (G1), Madison (G1) and Commonwealth (G3) (as well as the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby) from 4-7 p.m.; and the April 19Coolmore Lexington from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Fans can listen in on SiriusXM, WLXO 96.1 FM in Lexington, select affiliates across the country and via live streaming on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net.
April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale coverage
Keeneland’s Spring Meet annually includes its April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, which this year has cataloged 125 juveniles. Replays of Preview Day workouts will be available on Keeneland.com beginning that afternoon and through the sale on April 7. Video also will be available in Keeneland’s sales pavilion TV viewing room beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 4.
Live coverage of the Monday, April 7, sale will be available on Keeneland.com beginning at 4 p.m.