The National Steeplechase Association, in conjunction with the United States Equestrian Federation, will offer live streaming video broadcasts of four fall-championship race meets on a pay-per-view basis.
The live video streaming begins with the International Gold Cup on Saturday, Oct. 15, and continues with the Far Hills Races on Oct. 22, the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens on Nov. 5, and the season-ending Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup on Nov. 19.
The pay-per-view charge will be $29.95 for each race meet, and the video can be accessed from either the National Steeplechase Association website, www.nationalsteeplechase.com/old, or through the USEF Network at www.usefnetwork.com.
Among the championship races that will be offered at the four meets are the $50,000 International Gold Cup over timber fences, the $250,000 Grand National (Gr. 1) at Far Hills, the $75,000 AFLAC Supreme Hurdle for novices at Callaway Gardens, and the $100,000 Colonial Cup (Gr. 1).
The video images will be provided by HCP Sports, headed by Sam Slater, and will be sent by satellite uplink to the United States Equestrian Federation to be streamed immediately on the USEF Network website.
“I want to thank Sam Slater and Race Meets Chairman Turney McKnight for putting together this exciting package of live broadcasts,” said NSA President Guy Torsilieri. “It is an affordable opportunity for our members, fans, and participants to follow the races when they are unable to attend these outstanding race meets. We are most grateful to the United States Equestrian Federation for making this service available to our members and fans.”