from Charles Town Races & Slots
Charles Town Races & Slots and HRTV have reached an agreement to allow the West Virginia track’s races to be shown live on the racing network beginning March 18. It’s the first time racing from Charles Town will receive daily in-home television coverage.
In addition to the live broadcast of Charles Town’s races, HRTV will air a studio show April 18 carrying the Charles Town Classic day card and provide studio commentary and analysis. That evening will feature the 1 1/8-mile Charles Town Classic, which could offer a purse of $1 million.
“We think it’s important from an exposure standpoint that we broaden the reach of our signal and familiarize more racing fans with our product,” Charles Town racing administrator Erich Zimny said.
Charles Town is scheduled for 235 live racing days this year and currently races Wednesday through Sundays. Post time is 7:15 p.m. EDT with the exception of Sundays, when first post I 1 p.m. Post time on special event days (April 18, June 20, and Aug. 15) is 6 p.m.