Regis The Horse has a long way to go to catch his namesake in airtime but the 2-year-old pacer is well on his way.
Named after long time TV personality Regis Philbin, Regis The Horse will make his second start in front of millions of viewers Thursday at Harrington Raceway as the race will air live on Fox Sports 1's "Crowd Goes Wild,” an hour-long show that airs Monday through Friday featuring a vibrant and contemporary look at the latest buzz in the world of sports.
Regis The Horse was a significant part of the show's first episode on Aug. 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.
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,” said Harrington Raceway COO of racing, Jim Boese. "We've been privileged to work with the USTA in partnering with Fox Sports 1 and Roberts Communications in making this possible.” (Harrington)