Arapahoe Park will broadcast a new feature television show about the behind-the-scenes of horse racing and a replay show on the Denver-based network Altitude Sports & Entertainment during the 2015 live horse racing season at the Aurora, Colorado racetrack. Hosted by Arapahoe Park announcer Jonathan Horowitz, “Gates Open at Arapahoe Park” will air on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and rebroadcast on Fridays at 10 a.m. with a focus on feature stories and profiles of horses and horsemen. The replay show, “Today at Arapahoe Park,” will air at 10 p.m. after each day’s races and rebroadcast the following morning at 10 a.m.
The 2015 season of Thoroughbred, American Quarter Horse and Arabian racing at Arapahoe Park will go from May 22 to August 16, with the first “Gates Open at Arapahoe Park” feature show airing on May 21.
In addition to featuring horse racing and its personalities, Arapahoe Park will team up with organizations such as CANTER Colorado for the feature show to promote the journey of horses after they finish their racing career.
“Our television shows are going to be a way for us to share horse racing’s vibrancy and excitement to a wider audience,” said Arapahoe Park General Manager Bruce Seymore. “There are so many amazing stories at Arapahoe Park that we want to tell.”
For the first time ever, Arapahoe Park will film its races in HD for the television shows. Altitude Sports & Entertainment, available in more than three million homes in 10 states, is the most-watched regional sports network in the Rocky Mountain region.