Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races announced Feb. 26 it has reached an agreement with Horse Racing Radio Network to provide live, on-site radio coverage of the $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 20.
In addition to being on-site at Charles Town for the first time, HRRN will welcome a new sponsor into the fold as the West Virginia Thoroughbred Breeders' Association will present coverage of the two-hour show.
The broadcast will be carried nationwide on SiriusXM, select HRRN affiliates, and will be available worldwide via live streaming on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net. Additional affiliate information along with specific broadcast times and channels will be announced prior to April 20.
"After doing a great job in broadcasting the Charles Town Classic in 2012, we're looking forward to the added dimension of the Horse Racing Radio Network being here at the track on race day in 2013," said Erich Zimny, Charles Town's vice president of racing operations. "And as the exclusive radio home of the Triple Crown, the peak of HRRN's visibility on the racing calendar meshes very well with the timing of the Charles Town Classic."
Lexington-based HRRN is anchored by HRRN president Mike Penna and analyst Jude Feld.
"Charles Town has shown a tremendous commitment to top quality racing in building the Classic into one of the premier events in our sport," said Penna. "The additional purse incentives will guarantee another stellar group of horses again this year."