Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and TVG have announced a simulcast and on-track broadcast partnership that will begin with the start of racing at Del Mar July 18.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Los Angeles-based TVG already is title sponsor of the $1 million Pacific Classic. The partners have agreed to an additional multiyear arrangement for the network to produce both Del Mar’s daily live racing feed for broadcast to simulcast customers, as well as a separate broadcast feed for on-track customers during the track’s 37-day season.
Both broadcasts will utilize TVG personnel; the on-track feed will have high-definition components with a goal of expanding it to all broadcast coverage. TVG will remain the exclusive broadcast provider of racing at Del Mar via daily telecasts on cable and small satellite outlets throughout the United States.
Del Mar will race on a Wednesday-Sunday schedule through Sept. 5. There also will be racing on Labor Day, Sept. 3. First post on most days will be 2 p.m., while Friday programs will begin at 4 p.m.