07/22/2002 12:00AM

TVG will mix ontrack and studio


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - TVG will offer a mix of studio and ontrack telecasts for its two-hour simulcasts on Fox Sports Net during the Del Mar meeting.

The plan is a switch from the network's format during Hollywood Park, when only ontrack programming was offered.

"It's just too cost-prohibitive," said Tony Allevato, executive producer for TVG.

Allevato said TVG will offer studio programming on most weekdays and have hosts ontrack on weekends and on major weekdays, such as Wednesday's opening day, Labor Day, and closing day. He said "80 percent" of the Fox Sports Net programs will be dedicated to Del Mar, with additional programming from the California fair circuit and other tracks.

The program will be shown from 4 to 6 p.m. Pacific daily and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays.

The Fox Sports Net program will be the first time Del Mar has been presented on cable television in Southern California on a regular basis since 1997.