Blog: Horse racing TV needs to promote racing films

by | 02.13.2013 | 9:16am

In an article for, Robert Mann asks why racing channels such as TVG and HRTV don't show actual horse racing movies on their networks.

Mann noticed that during the off season, the Major League Baseball channel has been showing older baseball films, and thinks that TVG and HRTV could follow suit with showing racing movies, especially during the overnight hours.

After all, plenty of films have been made over the years – especially back in the 1930's and 1940's – that featured racing as a main part of the plot. Mann writes, “Back in the day, Charlie Chan (“Charlie Chan at the Racetrack”-1936), The Marx Brothers (“A Day at the Races”-1937) and even the Bowery Boys (“Mr. Muggs Rides Again”-1945) all brought horseracing stories to the silver screen.”

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