HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, will offer fans a hearty feast of outstanding programming, including live Thoroughbred racing action and equestrian premieres, on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 27, on HRTV (and HRTV.com).
Beginning at 11:05 a.m. ET, HRTV will carry live coverage of special holiday racing cards from Laurel Park, Aqueduct, Gulfstream Park West, Churchill Downs, Del Mar, Fair Grounds and Golden Gate.
Once the outstanding holiday racing action concludes, a special seven-hour equestrian block (in hour-long segments) will kickoff at 7 p.m. ET and feature renowned international events from Germany’s annual Aachen World Equestrian Festival, as well as a top polo competition from the U.S. Polo Association.
Championship English events begin (7 p.m. ET) with the show jumping from the Aachen CHIO 2014 Prize of Munich Grand Prix, and it will be followed by the Aachen Wohnwelt Marathon Driving (8 p.m.), and the Aachen Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup (9 p.m. ET).
The top-flight equestrian action will continue throughout the evening. The Aachen DHL Prize-Eventing and the Aachen Rolex Grand Prix will follow at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET, respectively. The Aachen block concludes at Midnight ET with the Deutsche Banke Prize–Dressage.
Following Aachen, HRTV will premiere highlights of the 2014 CV Whitney Polo Championship (1 a.m ET), which took place in Wellington, Florida, in late February-early March. The tournament, first held in 1979, is named in memory of Cornelius Vanderbilt “Sonny” Whitney, and John Hay Whitney, who were polo patrons of the 1930s.
HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is a television-based multimedia network dedicated to equine sports. HRTV’s programming features horse racing from top U.S. and international racetracks, as well as a wide range of world-class English and Western horse competitions, news, original programming and award-winning documentaries covering the world of horse sports. The live stream of HRTV is available on a subscription basis to high-speed Internet users worldwide at www.hrtv.com. In the U.S., the HRTV television network is available via telco, cable and satellite in over 19 million homes.