HRTV'S WESTROCK COFFEE FIRST CALL SHOW AGAIN HEADED TO OAKLAWN FOR THE ARKANSAS DERBY & APPLE BLOSSOM THIS WEEKEND
Arcadia, CA, April 10 -- The Kentucky Derby spotlight shifts to Oaklawn Park, and HRTV's (R) Westrock Coffee First Call show will emanate from Hot Springs, AR on both Friday and Saturday to cover all the racing action, which includes two Grade 1 races -- the $1 million Arkansas Derby, a Derby prep, on Saturday, as well as the $500,000 Apple Blossom for fillies and mares on Friday.
Hosted by Aaron Vercruysse and Jeff Siegel, and joined by Zoe Cadman, Westrock Coffee First Call will be at Oaklawn for the third consecutive year to chronicle the track's biggest weekend. The one-hour show, which airs at 11 a.m. ET, provides racing fans with pertinent interviews, commentary, news, race replays and morning workouts. Friday's show from Oaklawn will be a special edition of Westrock Coffee First Call.
Later each day, Vercruysse and Siegel will also co-anchor their lively, newly-created daily show, The Player (2-4 p.m. ET) from Oaklawn, as the show makes its "road" debut. The Player debuted in December, catering to serious horseplayers, while offering information and selections, spiced with a mixture of analysis, wagering strategies and minute-to-minute live Thoroughbred racing action.
HRTV on-site talent will provide full coverage of both outstanding days of racing, with Saturday's card including three other major stakes: the Oaklawn Handicap, the Count Fleet Sprint, and the Northern Spur.
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 www.tvg2.com <http://www.tvg2.com/> . In the U.S., the HRTV television network is available via telco, cable and satellite in over 19 million homes.