First Sports Program on TV
What was the first sports event to be broadcast on television in color?
It was a horse race called the Molly Pitcher Handicap. The 1 1/16-mile race for thoroughbred horses was run July 14, 1951 at Monmouth Park Jockey Club in Oceanport, N.J. The race is still an annual tradition at Monmouth Park Racetrack.
The 1951 race was won by a horse named Marta and was broadcast by the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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