America's Best Racing and Breeders' Cup Launch New Live Streaming Show Highlighting the Road to the 2020 Longines Breeders' Cup Classic
NEW YORK, N.Y. – America’s Best Racing (ABR), a multimedia fan development and awareness-building platform designed to increase the profile and visibility of North America’s best Thoroughbred racing events, and the Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced the launch of a new live-show series titled #BCLive: Breeders’ Cup Live! The series, which will feature six individual 90-minute live raceday shows on Breeders’ Cup Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube channels and cross-posted on ABR’s social media channels, will provide fans and bettors with an immersive second-screen experience that complements NBC Sports’ national coverage of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series with a focus on the road to the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.
“We’re excited to enhance our ABR partnership with the Breeders’ Cup by offering fans and sports bettors an immersive second-screen experience that will highlight select Challenge Series races and profile an array of gambling opportunities,” said Stephen B. Panus, president of TJC Media Ventures Inc. “As we strive to attract and immerse the younger generation into our sport, the second-screen Breeders’ Cup Live! show will seek to personalize and optimize the television experience, while also allowing for social media integration across both the Breeders’ Cup’s and America’s Best Racing’s social channels.”
Longtime ABR correspondent and handicapper Dan Tordjman will host Breeders’ Cup Live! alongside ESPN Radio’s Bram Weinstein, who’s the voice of ABR’s national radio show and podcast “The Winner’s Circle” on SB Nation Radio and of InstaBram. Joining the host lineup for the kickoff TVG.com Haskell Stakes edition this Saturday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m. E.T., will be “Future Stars Forecast” analyst and personality Ren Carothers. She will also join Tordjman as the co-host for the second Breeders’ Cup Live! show scheduled for August 1, Whitney Stakes Day, at Saratoga Race Course.
During all of the Breeders’ Cup Live! shows scheduled for 2020, viewers will see and hear from other leading handicappers and racing personalities. Fans and bettors are encouraged to engage with the show on social media by using the hashtag #BCLive. Show hosts and guests will respond to fan questions, offering insights into betting the races from home.
2020 Schedule: Breeders’ Cup Live!
July 18: Breeders’ Cup Live! Haskell Invitational Live Show
August 1: Breeders’ Cup Live! Whitney Stakes Live Show
August 8: Breeders’ Cup Live! Travers Stakes Live Show
August 22: Breeders’ Cup Live! Pacific Classic Live Show
September 19: Breeders’ Cup Live! Woodbine Mile Live Show
September 26: Breeders’ Cup Live! Awesome Again Live Show
ABOUT AMERICA'S BEST RACING
America’s Best Racing is a multimedia fan development and awareness-building platform designed to increase the profile and visibility of North America’s best Thoroughbred racing events with a primary focus on the sport’s lifestyle and competition.
It starts with a shared love and respect for the horse. We’re passionate about the admiration we feel for these athletes and showing how you can support them too! America’s Best Racing is here to bring current and new fans together to experience the thrills of the sport, the excitement of placing a winning bet, the lifestyle that embodies one of America’s original sports, and the enduring care provided to our athletes through racing and retirement. We’ll teach you how to responsibly wager, how to have the most fun at the track, where to watch and listen, and how to stay connected with best the sport has to offer.
And, we’ll introduce you to Thoroughbreds who grow from foal to champion, the people who ride, train, and care for them, and the organizations that work tirelessly to provide a second career for racehorses. Horse racing is a community filled with exhilaration, passion, and heart—and we can’t wait to share it with you.
ABOUT BREEDERS’ CUP
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred horse racing’s year-end Championships, as well as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The Breeders’ Cup is also a founding member of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, an organization composed of industry leaders committed to advancing safety measures in Thoroughbred racing and improving the well-being of equine and human athletes.
The 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Championship races, is scheduled to be held on November 6-7 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky and features a total of $35 million in purses and awards. The event will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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