For the fourth consecutive year, horse fans can watch the live finale of the prestigious HITS Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix from Saugerties, New York, when HRTV's online platform, www.HRTV.com, presents the year's grand finale on Sunday, Sept. 7, beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
In addition to streaming the HITS Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix, HRTV.com will also offer the final two pivotal qualifying events leading into the Grand Prix--the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, on Sunday, Aug. 31 (2 p.m. ET) and the HITS $30,000 SmartPak Wild Card Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, on Friday, Sept. 5 (2 p.m. ET). Both key events serve as the final opportunities to join the main Grand Prix field on Sept. 7.
HRTV will again combine with A Good Show to present the live stream of the $1 Million Grand Prix, while providing expert commentary throughout the day, complete with rider interviews, class coverage and compelling special interest stories.
HRTV will also produce a full-length, one-hour television show of the Grand Prix, which will air on the network in October.
Among the established stars expected to compete is last year's winner, Egypt's Nayal Nasser, along with current points leader, the decorated Ashlee Bond Clarke, and a number of other standouts, including Margie Engle, a 10-time Rider of the Year, as well as former Olympic gold medalist Peter Wylde. In addition, three more accomplished Americans--Todd Minikus, Kent Farrington and Kirsten Coe--are expected among the star-studded field.
Mike Moran will again take to the Grand Prix Stadium at HITS Saugerties to provide play-by-play. HRTV's talented, and versatile, Caton Bredar will provide round-by-round coverage of the competition and on-camera interviews with many of the featured performers.
HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is a television-based multimedia network dedicated to equine sports. HRTV’s programming features horseracing 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.