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FanDuel TV Premiers Sept. 1; Pacific Classic Highlights Weekend Coverage

A new chapter for horse racing and sports betting content begins on Thursday, Sept. 1, as FanDuel TV premiers. Beginning Sept. 1, TVG will be rebranded as FanDuel TV, the first network dedicated exclusively to premier horse racing and sports betting content. Racing fans can tune in at 11:00 AM ET for a special feature presentation on the past 23 years of horse racing coverage on TVG as well as a look towards what is ahead on the newly branded FanDuel TV.

FanDuel TV will be live on site from Del Mar this weekend with enhanced coverage as the heralded, undefeated four-year-old Flightline faces five rivals in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (G1).

Familiar faces Todd Schrupp, Simon Bray, Christina Blacker, Mike Joyce, Scott Hazelton, Britney Eurton, Gabby Gaudet and Andie Biancone will all be on-site at Del Mar with exclusive interviews, expert analysis and behind-the-scenes insight on the Pacific Classic and the competitive undercard races. The enhanced coverage will include the utilization of drone technology as well as the popular Jockey Cam.

Purchased for $1 million as a yearling, Flightline is undefeated from four starts for trainer John Sadler. As a 3-year-old, he closed out his season with his first Grade 1 win in the Runhappy Malibu Stakes (GI) and made his 4-year-old debut a memorable one with a six-length triumph in the Met Mile (G1) in June. Sadler has won three of the last four editions of the TVG Pacific Classic, most recently in 2021 with Tripoli.

As part of the Breeders' Cup “Win and You're In” Challenge Series, the winner of the TVG Pacific Classic will earn an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Classic which will be held on November 5 at Keeneland. The undercard will also include the $300,000 Del Mar Handicap (G2), a Breeders' Cup race for the Breeders' Cup Turf (G1).

In addition to racing from Del Mar, this weekend FanDuel TV will also be featuring racing from Kentucky Downs, Gulfstream Park and more.

FanDuel TV's programming will include a new morning show with former NFL Network star Kay Adams alongside FanDuel's signature sports betting show, More Ways to Win, hosted by former ESPN Sports Center anchor Lisa Kerney, who is back for a fifth season. Kerney and co-host Dave Weaver will debut this season's More Ways to Win with an NFL preview at 10:00 AM ET/7:00 AM PT on September 1, the hour before horse racing kicks off under the FanDuel TV brand.

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