US horseracing broadcaster and betting provider TVG, a subsidiary of Betfair, has launched a fully integrated app which has been optimized for iPad devices.

The new TVG app features live video, race alerts, and free handicapping information for races at over 150 racetracks worldwide.

It follows May’s iPhone app launch, which helped more than double TVG betting via mobile devices. The May release was the first native horserace betting App for the iPhone in the US.

Free to download, and now optimized across iPad, iPhone and iPod devices, the app requires a TVG advanced deposit wagering account and is available in the 30 states where TVG’s betting services are offered.

Bhavesh Patel, TVG's senior vice president of TV operations and marketing, said: "The TVG App for iPad demonstrates TVG's commitment to the industry through the development of new wagering platforms that appeal to both current core and new generation racing fans.

“TVG remains focused on providing fast and easy betting products to our customers that fit conveniently with their lifestyles."