April 20, 2012 11:00 ET

TVG to Present Exclusive Live, On-Site Coverage of the Betfair Hollywood Park 2012 Spring/Summer Race Meet

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2012) - TVG, America's Horseracing Network, will be the exclusive broadcast network of the Betfair Hollywood Park 2012 Spring/Summer race meet, offering live, on-site coverage beginning Thursday, April 26.

Betfair Hollywood Park was renamed recently as part of a historic marketing/sponsorship/promotional agreement between the Los Angeles-area racetrack and Betfair, TVG's parent company. It will conduct a 50-day meet concluding July 15. The meet will feature 26 graded events, including seven grade Is, highlighted by the meet's signature race, the Hollywood Gold Cup (July 7).

Rounding out the grade I contests are the Gamely Stakes (May 28), Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (June 9), Vanity Handicap (June 18), Shoemaker Mile (June 30), Triple Bend Handicap (June 30) and American Oaks (July 14).

Opening weekend will include the 13th annual California Gold Rush, an eight-stakes program open to Cal-bred and Cal-sired horses that features a pair of $300,000 races. In total, the eight stakes carry purses in excess of $1.1 million. Leading nominees for the Cal Gold Rush include Amazombie, the 2011 champion sprinter who won last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint; and Willa B Awesome, upset winner of last month's Grade I Santa Anita Oaks.

"Betfair Hollywood Park, one of the nation's most historic racetracks, is undergoing a major revitalization process, and we are excited to be able to deliver all the racing action that will be part of that process," said Tony Allevato, TVG Executive Vice President. "As the calendar begins moving towards summer, the horseracing season heats up, and the sport's leading horses come to the fore. We look forward to showcasing these horses to our audience."

TVG will once again present its Late DDouble show on Friday nights from Betfair Hollywood Park. The unique program aimed at a young demographic has been successful in helping increase handle on the day's late daily double at venues like Del Mar and Keeneland.

TVG account holders can wager on all Betfair Hollywood Park races by visiting

TVG, a subsidiary of Betfair Group Ltd, the premier e-gaming betting community, is among the most widely distributed horseracing networks in the world. TVG is one of the largest legal online gaming companies in the US, accepting over $600 million in wagers in 2010. The company has demonstrated its commitment to the racing industry, its owners, tracks and fans through sponsorship of several preeminent races including the TVG Breeders Cup Mile, the TVG Pacific Classic and the TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup. TVG viewers in certain areas can wager interactively on races via telephone, the Internet, TVG Mobile or Interactive Television by establishing a wagering account online at or by telephone at 1-888-PLAY-TVG.

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