LEXINGTON, Ky. — Keeneland announced today that it has expanded its partnership with TVG, America’s horse racing network, to include sponsorship of the TVG Limestone Turf Sprint during the Spring Meet and the Woodford (G2) Presented by TVG during the Fall Meet.
“Keeneland and TVG have a long, successful relationship that continues to evolve in exciting ways,” Keeneland Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Christa Marrillia said. “TVG is part of the extended Keeneland family, and we are proud to welcome them as a stakes race sponsor. We thank them for their generous support of these two important turf races at Keeneland, and we value their strong commitment to the Thoroughbred industry.”
“We’re very excited to expand our association with Keeneland with the sponsorship of these two major stakes,” said Enrico Rusi, general manager of TVG. “The sponsorship of these races is one component of a broader, longstanding partnership that includes special coverage of Keeneland’s race meets and sales and enhanced promotion on our network.”
The $100,000 TVG Limestone Turf Sprint is a 5½-furlong turf race for 3-year-old fillies that will be held Friday, April 10, as a supporting feature of the $400,000 Maker’s Mark Mile (G1).
The $200,000 Woodford (G2) Presented by TVG is a 5½-furlong race for 3-year-olds and up on turf. The stakes will be run Saturday, Oct. 3, during Fall Stars Weekend.
Keeneland has partnered with TVG since 1996, and in recent years has further broadened its collaborations to promote racing and sales. TVG provides live daily on-site coverage of Keeneland races and selected coverage of its four annual Thoroughbred sales.