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Arcadia, CA, Dec. 20 -- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will unveil a unique two-hour daily handicapping-based segment, The Player, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, debuting during the network's Opening Day coverage of the prestigious Santa Anita Winter/Spring meeting.

Hosted by Aaron Vercruysse and Jeff Siegel, The Player will primarily air on a Thursday through Sunday basis from 2 to 4 p.m. ET, with additional programming on holidays. The show will cater to serious horseplayers, while offering information and selections both in video and text format, with availability also via twitter and

The in-depth two-hour block will include a mixture of analysis, wagering strategies and minute-to-minute live thoroughbred racing action, and will become a staple of HRTV's mid-afternoon racing coverage.

“The busy winter racing schedule on HRTV features tremendous action from some the sport's greatest venues -- including Santa Anita, Aqueduct, Gulfstream Park, Fair Grounds, Laurel Park, Oaklawn Park, and Golden Gate Fields," said Scott Daruty, President of HRTV. "While Jeff and Aaron will offer their valuable insights throughout the two hours on HRTV, they will provide more information that will be delivered to viewers on <>  in advance, allowing horseplayers ample opportunity to craft their wagers.”

Additionally, the homepage of The Player on will offer exclusive content updated daily, including race-by-race selections, key races and horses to watch encompassing the outstanding group of racetracks featured on HRTV.  Also, visitors to the website will enjoy access to weekly feature and opinion columns, reader polls, handicapping lessons, Kentucky Derby updates and rankings, and other "web only" special programming designed to further inform and educate the horseplayer.

About HRTV
HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is a television-based multimedia network dedicated to equine sports. HRTV’s programming features horseracing from top U.S. and international racetracks, as well as a wide range of world-class English and Western horse competitions, news, original programming and award-winning documentaries covering the world of horse sports. The live stream of HRTV is available on a subscription basis to high-speed Internet users worldwide at <> . In the U.S., the HRTV television network is available via telco, cable and satellite in over 19 million homes. 


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