biggest night of racing in the history of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town
Races is on tap for Saturday when the Charles Town, WV, oval hosts its first
ever Grade II event, the $1 million Charles Town Classic. On-site to present
live coverage beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET will be TVG, America’s Horseracing
In addition to the Charles Town Classic,
a 1 1/8 mile contest for older horses, the card will feature six stakes with
purses totaling $1.6 million. Included in the undercard are the $250,000 Robert
Hilton Memorial and the $200,000 Sugar Maple. Scheduled post time for the
Charles Town Classic is 10:30 p.m. ET.
"We value our partnership with Hollywood Casino at
Charles Town Races and look forward to presenting live, on-site coverage of
their signature race, the $1 million Charles Town Classic," said Tony
Allevato, TVG's Executive Vice President. "The fact the race has been
elevated to Grade 2 status is a testament to how important it has become on the
has been an asset as a partner broadcasting our cards during the week and we’re
excited to have them on track for the event,” said Charles Town Director of Racing
Operations Erich Zimny.
Simon Bray and Tom Cassidy will
host TVG’s overage from Charles Town.
TVG account holders can wager on
all Charles Town races by visiting www.TVG.com.
TVG, a subsidiary of Betfair Group Ltd, the premier e-gaming betting
community, is among the most widely distributed horseracing networks in the
world. TVG is one of the largest legal online gaming companies in the US,
accepting over $600 million in wagers in 2010. The company has demonstrated its
commitment to the racing industry, its owners, tracks and fans through
sponsorship of several preeminent races including the TVG Breeders Cup Mile and
the TVG Pacific Classic. TVG viewers in certain areas can wager interactively
on races via telephone, the Internet, TVG Mobile or Interactive Television by
establishing a wagering account online at www.tvg.com or by telephone at 1-888-PLAY-TVG.