The Far Hills Race Meeting Association announced today that it will provide live video streaming of the 96th annual Far Hills Races on Saturday, October 15. The Far Hills Races are America’s premier steeplechase event with $700,000 in purses, and its featured race is the $350,000 Grand National (Gr. 1).
The live event will be available for viewing on the Far Hills website, farhillsrace.org, and on the National Steeplechase Association website, nationalsteeplechase.com. The streaming will begin shortly before the first race at 1 p.m. and will continue through the last of seven scheduled races.
Providing the live video stream will be HCP Sports, a leader in steeplechase-race videography for more than 35 years.
“The Far Hills Race Meeting Association is pleased to present live video streaming of our races,” said Far Hills Chairman Guy J. Torsilieri. “Essentially, Far Hills is a sold-out event every year, and we wanted to provide a taste of the race-day experience to our neighbors in central New Jersey and to steeplechase fans across America.
“The video feed will be available internationally, and jump-racing fans in Ireland, England, and Europe will have an opportunity to watch our championship-level races. We’re anticipating international participation in the Grand National, and fans will have a chance to root for their favorites in our premier race,” he said.
The Far Hills Races will inaugurate pari-mutuel wagering in 2017. This year’s event will be conducted under the supervision of the New Jersey Racing Commission to provide Far Hills officials with an idea of what to expect when wagering is available next year.