(Charles Town, WV) – Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races announced today that it has reached an agreement with Horse Racing Radio Network (“HRRN”), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, Kentucky, to provide the live radio broadcast for the 2012 Charles Town Classic on April 14.
The Charles Town Classic broadcast 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 14.
HRRN’s award-winning broadcast team will be anchored by HRRN President, Mike Penna, along with analyst Jude Feld.
“We’re excited to add Horse Racing Radio Network to our expanded coverage of the Charles Town Classic,” said Erich Zimny, Charles Town’s Director of Racing Operations. “As the exclusive radio home of the Kentucky Derby, HRRN is at its most visible in the lead-up to the first Saturday in May, which coincides very well with the timing of our race.”
“Charles Town has done a tremendous job of consistently attracting top quality fields for the Classic,” said Penna. “The Grade 2 status is well deserved. We are thrilled to include this event as part of our 2012 schedule and showcase this outstanding night of racing to fans around the globe.”
The $1,000,000 Charles Town Classic will be one of 13 races on April 14 and serves as the feature on a card that includes the $250,000 Robert Hilton Memorial, $200,000 Sugar Maple and 3 other stakes. Post time for the first race on Charles Town Classic day will be 5pm EST.
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