HRTV (network)

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Launched January 8, 2003
Owned by Stronach Group
Churchill Downs Incorporated
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Not yet available in HD.
Slogan The Network for Horse Sports
Country United States
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Arcadia, California
Dish Network Channel 398
C-Band - H2H/4DTV AMC 18 - Channel 217
Verizon FiOS Channel 316
AT&T U-Verse Channel 672
Insight Channel 564

HRTV is a television channel dedicated to equine sports. HRTV’s programming features horseracing from U.S. and international racetracks, as well as a range of English and Western horse competitions, news, original programming and documentaries covering the world of horse sports. The live stream of HRTV is available on a subscription basis to high-speed Internet users worldwide. In the US, the HRTV television network has limited distribution via cable and satellite.

HRTV is currently owned by Stronach Group and Churchill Downs Incorporated, with television studios at Santa Anita Park. In February of 2015 it was announced that Betfair Group, owners of the competing TVG Network, would acquire HRTV and relocate its broadcast operations to TVG's Los Angeles studios.[1]

List of HRTV commentators[edit]

Laffit Pincay III, son of retired Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr., is one of the expert commentators employed by HRTV. Among other hosts are Jon White, Jeff Siegel, Millie Ball, Sean McCarthy, Peter Lurie, Aaron Vercruysse, Scott Hazelton, Becky Witzman, Kurt Hoover, Zoe Cadman, Gary Mandella, Christina Blacker, Brad Free, Michelle Yu, Bob Baedeker, Richard Migliore, and Caton Bredar.


Racing programming[edit]

Programming on HRTV includes regular and special stakes races from Santa Anita Park, Churchill Downs, Gulfstream Park, Arlington Park, Pimlico Race Course, NYRA, and numerous other top U.S. and international racetracks.

  • Inside Information - winner of Eclipse Award
  • Across The Board
  • Pursuit of the Cup
  • Pursuit of the Crown
  • Against the Odds
  • Race Day America
  • The Edge
  • First Call
  • Against the Odds
  • HRTV Grandstand
  • HRTV Fast Track
  • The Player
  • The Horizon

English programming[edit]

HRTV also features events in the world of English riding, such as show jumping, dressage, eventing and carriage driving. Coverage includes the Aachen World Horse Festival, FEI World Cup Jumping, Dressage events, and the Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) $1,000,000 Grand Prix Triple Crown of Show jumping.

  • Horse Flicks
  • For the Love of Horses
  • At Home with Carl Hester
  • Polo Masters
  • Alltech National Horse Show
  • HITS AIG $1 Million Grand Prix
  • HITS Great American $1 Million Grand Prix
  • HITS Saugerties Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix
  • The Hampton Classic
  • Showjumping Ireland
  • Ridin' High America
  • A Rider's Story[2]

The Saddle Club (also on The Hub and PBS Kids)

Western Programming[edit]

Western horse-related programming includes rodeos sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, National Reining Horse Association events from around the world, US- based Cutting, Roping, and Barrel Racing competitions, and programming on recreational activities such as trail riding.

  • Ridin' Horses with Kerry Kuhn
  • Riding to Win
  • Join Up
  • Palm Partnership Training
  • Charles Wilhelm
  • Horse Flicks
  • America's Favorite Trail Horse
  • Diamonds & Dirt
  • Great Western Dude Ranches
  • Richard Winters Horsemanship
  • Cactus Reining Classic



  1. ^ Mitchell, Ron (February 18, 2015). "TVG Acquiring HRTV; Operations to Merge". The BloodHorse. Retrieved February 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Equestrian Life - Luxury Desert Homes - Equestrian Life - Luxury Desert Homes". Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "HRTV Shows -". Retrieved 18 April 2015.