HRTV previously had been available on Comcast systems throughout Maryland. In addition, the network is available to Comcast subscribers in Los Angeles and Western Pennsylvania. "The Maryland-Virginia area has a tradition of horse racing that reaches back to the earliest days of the United States," said Jim Bates, senior vice president and general manager of HorseRacing TV. "We're pleased to be working with Comcast to bring outstanding, present-day racing programming to subscribers in these areas."
HRTV features television coverage of 14 racetracks owned, operated or managed by MEC. The network also telecasts live coverage from more than 60 other racetracks in North America. Wagering, where not expressly prohibited by law, may be conducted via the phone or Internet through XpressBet™ , MEC's national account wagering system.