HRTV'S WESTROCK COFFEE FIRST CALL SHOW HEADED TO OAKLAWN FOR GRADE 1 TESTS - THE ARKANSAS DERBY & APPLE BLOSSOM - ON CLOSING WEEKEND
Arcadia, CA, April 11 -- The Kentucky Derby trail moves to Oaklawn Park this weekend, and HRTV's (R) informative show, Westrock Coffee
First Call, will emanate from Hot Springs, AR on both Friday and Saturday to cover the action, which includes two Grade 1 races -- the $1 million Arkansas Derby, a Derby prep, as well as the $500,000 Apple Blossom for fillies and mares.
Hosted by HRTV's Aaron Vercruysse and Jeff Siegel, and joined by Zoe Cadman, Westrock Coffee First Call will be at Oaklawn for the second consecutive year to chronicle the track's biggest weekend. The fast-paced 60-minute 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.
In addition to the presence of First Call, HRTV's Becky Witzman will also be on the scene both days to supply up-to-date reports and interviews throughout Oaklawn's two biggest days. HRTV will present live coverage of the Apple Blossom and Arkansas Derby, as well as the full card each day.
HRTV Also Airing $1 Million Charles Town Classic This Saturday
HRTV will also present live coverage of the Grade 2, $1 million Charles Town Classic from the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races this Saturday.
The race has drawn 13 horses, including also eligibles, and will be contested at 1 1/8 miles. Defending champion Duke of Mischief will be back to face a
rugged field which includes Pants on Fire and Tackleberry. Post time is slated 10:30 p.m. ET.
The network will also show the outstanding undercard, which includes five other stakes races, including two $250,000 events -- the Robert Hilton Memorial and the Sugar Maple Stakes.
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. In the U.S., the HRTV television network is available via telco, cable and satellite in over 19 million homes.