What to Watch This March On HPITV
Exciting news for fans of horse racing who are missing seeing the action up close. HPITV is currently in free preview mode for Bell customers during the month of March and there is no shortage of action as spring nears.
Presented by Ontario Racing, you can tune in to gain premium access to live horse racing from around the globe 24/7. Features will include lead up-races that are key to the Kentucky Derby, Woodbine’s Racing ‘Round the World program, access to professional handicapping tips, in-depth race analysis, and more. Think Racing Night Live, but at the tips of your fingers, whenever you want!
Lead-Up Races for the Kentucky Derby
Check out the following schedule for not three, not four, but five key races that are leading us into the Kentucky Derby on April 30th.
Let your Saturdays in March be filled with good fun, good food, and some thrilling horseracing – what else are we really up to right now?!
- The Aqueduct – Gotham Stakes
- Santa Anita – San Felipe Stakes
- Oaklawn Park – Rebel Stakes
- Fair Grounds – Louisiana Derby
- Turfway Park – Jeff Ruby Stakes
Meydan Racecourse – Dubai World Cup Day – March 27th
March 27th will be a huge day on HPITV with the Dubai World Cup airing. The World Cup is one of the most prestigious days of racing in the world, with some of the best-known names in the industry. In past, spectators have flown in from all over the world to attend the races – this year, we’re all watching at home together! Tune into the action for seven big races, including the $12 Million Dollar Dubai World Cup, the $5 Million Dollar Dubai Sheema Classic, and the $4 Million Dollar Dubai Turf.
The Cheltenham Racing Festival – March 16th to 19th
Join us across the pond in England! From the comfort of your home, you’ll be able to watch four action-packed days of racing as the best horses, trainers and jockeys go head-to-head at what is often described as “Horseracing’s Olympics”. Racing fans will be treated to at least one “Championship race every day”, beginning with the Unibet Champion Hurdle on Tuesday and culminating in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the Friday.
Racing ‘Round the World
In addition to all the great races featured in March, viewers can join Jason Portuondo and Chad Rozema on a trip around the world to a handful of incredible tracks and exciting races – have your passport ready to indulge in all the racing taking place abroad, as the weekly show Racing ‘Round the World takes to the airwaves. Our dynamic duo will also be putting their money where their mouths are and placing their own $25.00 bets each week – you can keep track of who’s the better better on our leaderboard at woodbine.com!
Viewers can bet alongside the fun on their HPI Bet app. As premium channels, the HPITV package is typically only available to subscribers, however the free preview is available to all Bell Television users from March 1st to March 31st, on channels 477 to 480 on satellite and channels 475 to 478 on Bell Fibe TV.
Racing at the Western Fair District
Watch and wager on some homegrown, standardbred action from London, Ontario’s very own Western Fair District! Races will air on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with a post time of 6:30PM ET.