HorseRacing TV to Showcase Pennsylvania Derby

The $750,000 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. III) at Philadelphia Park will be in the spotlight this week when HorseRacing TV (HRTV) begins extensive pre- and post-race coverage. The cable channel will broadcast the 1 1/8-mile race live on Sept. 1.

Beginning Aug. 27, and continuing through race day, HRTV's John DeSantis and Kevin Decker will regularly provide viewers with interviews, behind-the-scenes features and analysis.

Toccet, recent winner of the Widener Stake at Philadelphia Park after an eight-month layoff, is expected to start.

HorseRacing TV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Magna Entertainment Corp. (MEC), is a 24-hour television network providing live Thoroughbred, harness and Quarter Horse racing action from racetracks owned by Magna in the United States and Canada. HorseRacing TV is available on select cable networks and satellite providers.

Wagering on races shown by HorseRacing TV is available through XpressBet, Magna's national account wagering system.

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