|Regis The Horse broke his maiden on national TV last week|
Regis The Horse was a significant part of the show’s first episode on August 19, when his race was broadcast live via Roberts Communications Network’s satellite feed. Viewers witnessed a thrilling victory for Regis The Horse as the crew at “Crowd Goes Wild” celebrated Philbin’s birthday.
“That was sensational. Way to go Regis!” Philbin said at the race’s conclusion as he and his on-air cohorts Georgie Thompson, Jason Gay, Trevor Pryce and Michael Kosta rooted Regis The Horse to cross the finish line first.
The horse was a surprise gift to Philbin for his 82nd birthday from his colleagues on the show and was shown in an earlier segment prior to the race which can be viewed here.
Trained by George Teague Jr., Regis The Horse, will start from post two with Montrell Teague as his driver. Estimated post time for the race is 5:35 p.m.
“It’s a great opportunity for all of us in the industry,” Harrington Raceway COO of Racing Jim Boese said. “We’ve been privileged to work with the U.S. Trotting Association in partnering with Fox Sports 1 and Roberts Communications in making this possible.”