NBC Sports Network broadcasts $1 million Toyota Blue Grass; TVG and Keeneland.com provide additional race coverage
LEXINGTON, KY (April 6, 2016) – Keeneland’s Spring Meet will be broadcast live on multiple platforms, including national television, local radio networks and Keeneland.com, as part of extensive coverage of the 16-day season that opens Friday, April 8.
The $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1), an important prep for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), on Saturday, April 9, will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network from 5-7 p.m. ET. The telecast also will include coverage of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), a major prep for the Kentucky Oaks (G1). Post time for the Toyota Blue Grass is 6 p.m.
Spring Meet Racing Coverage
Fans can follow all the action live each race day via TVG and Keeneland.com.
TVG will provide extensive, on-site live coverage daily beginning at 1 p.m., except for Saturday, April 9, and Saturday, April 16 when first post is 12:35 p.m.
TVG’s coverage includes the Toyota Blue Grass, Central Bank Ashland, $350,000 Madison (G1) and $250,000 Commonwealth (G3) on April 9, which also will air on Fox 56 in Lexington from 5-7 p.m.; the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on April 15; the Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1) and Lexington (G3) on April 16; the $150,000 Adena Springs Beaumont (G3) on April 17; and the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2) on April 23.
Throughout the spring season, additional TVG coverage from Keeneland will air on FOX Sports affiliates, including FSN Prime Ticket, FOX Sports San Diego, FOX Sports Sun and FOX Sports Southeast. Fans can confirm times for their area at www.foxsports.com/tv-listings.
Race Day Recap Show
“Today at Keeneland,” is a nightly race recap show that airs in Lexington on The CW Lexington at 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and on TVG the following day. Check listings at tvg.com.
Radio Coverage of Keeneland’s Spring Meet
Horse Racing Radio Network, the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization, will provide live coverage of Keeneland, including:
• April 9 (8-10 a.m.) – “Equine Forum.”
• April 9 (4 p.m.) – Toyota Blue Grass (G1), Central Bank Ashland (G1) and Madison (G1).
• April 16 (8-10 a.m.) – “Equine Forum.”
• April 16 (4 p.m.) – Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1) and Lexington (G3).
• April 22 (8-10 a.m.) – “Equine Forum.”
• April 29 (8-10 a.m.) – “Equine Forum.”
HRRN can be heard throughout North America on SiriusXM channel 83 and is streamed worldwide on its website, horseracingradio.net.
“Kentucky Winner’s Circle” hosted by E.J. Clark will air live from Keeneland on Friday, April 8 and 15, and Saturday, April 9 and 16, from 2-4 p.m. in the Louisville radio market. The Friday shows will be broadcast on WXVW The Sports Buzz 1450 AM and streamed live at www.1450thesportsbuzz.com, while the Saturday shows will air on WKRD 790 AM and be streamed live at 790krd.iheart.com.
Keeneland Magazine on TV
Keeneland Magazine on TV, which will air on Thursday, April 7, at 10 p.m. on The CW Lexington, chronicles stories about Central Kentucky that are featured in the print edition of Keeneland Magazine. This spring’s stories include:
• “Happy Days: Ashview Farm’s Wayne Lyster and family savor the success of Runhappy, winner of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Sprint.”
• “Food Network: Chef/impresario Ouita Michel is planning her most ambitious restaurant yet while remaining a change agent of the regional dining scene.”
Current and archived stories also are available at Keeneland.com/discover/keeneland-magazine-tv.