Press Release


September 18, 2001


Los Angeles, CA - TrackMaster Winner's Circle selections for both Thoroughbred and Harness racing have been added to the comprehensive menu of products available through the TVG Handicapping Store, the network announced today.

Winner's Circle selections are formulated by some of racing's most recognized and respected handicappers, including Jim Quinn, Steve Davidowitz, Tom Brohamer, Michael Nunamaker and Ellis Starr for Thoroughbred racing; and the Chatsworth Consortium for Harness Racing.

According to Chris Lee, Marketing Manager at TVG, "The Winner's Circle selections are a welcome addition to the Handicapping Store. The ability to offer selections from racing's top handicappers made this a very easy decision for us. It's a great new product that will appeal to both serious and casual handicappers."

Accessible through, the TVG Handicapping Store offers a variety of handicapping products for both Thoroughbred and Harness racing, including full past performances, race programs, SpeedGraphTM and ClassGraphTM. The Handicapping Store is hosted and managed by Equibase Company LLC, TVG's Official supplier of Thoroughbred racing information and statistics.

TrackMaster, an Equibase Company, is the only company to provide a line of handicapping products for all three major racing breeds - Thoroughbred, Standardbred and American Quarter Horse. TrackMaster furnishes the highest quality information to handicappers of every skill level through its web site,

An Official Marketing Partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), TVG features live, hosted Thoroughbred, harness and quarter horse racing from America's premier racetracks. TVG has exclusive long-term agreements with the following racetracks: Aqueduct, Arlington Park, Belmont Park, Calder, Churchill Downs, Del Mar, Ellis Park, Emerald Downs, Fairplex Park, Hollywood Park, Hoosier Park, Keeneland, Laurel, Lone Star Park, Los Alamitos, Oak Tree at Santa Anita, Pimlico, Portland Meadows, Prairie Meadows, Ruidoso Downs, Saratoga Raceway, Saratoga Race Course, Suffolk Downs, Turf Paradise and Turfway Park. Non-exclusive racetrack partners include Fair Grounds, Louisiana Downs, Balmoral, Maywood, Pompano Park, Great Lakes Downs and Northfield Park.

Produced in conjunction with FOX Sports, TVG's programming also includes expert commentary, tutorials and behind-the-scenes features on the horses and celebrities of racing.

TVG is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Broomfield, Colo., Beaverton, Ore., and Louisville, Ky. Currently, the network is available to approximately seven million cable and satellite television subscribers via basic programming packages on select cable systems, EchoStar's Dish Network (Channel 405), the Superstar/Netlink/Turnervision group of c-band satellite services.

TVG is a subsidiary of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.