Super Stakes Sunday live on MavTV
August 19, 2011
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Fans who can’t make it to the track won’t have to miss the biggest day in Pennsylvania harness racing. Super Stakes Sunday will be broadcast live nationally for the first time from Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack on the MavTV cable network as well as locally on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
“With over $2.4 million in purses--enough to attract the country’s top horses including Hambletonian winner Broad Bahn and national sensation See You At Peelerss--Super Stakes Sunday has truly become a national event,” said Sam Beegle, president of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association. “We’re thrilled harness racing fans outside of Pennsylvania will finally get a chance to see the card’s top races in high definition.”
The one-hour show begins at 5 p.m. (EDT) on both networks. MavTV will re-air the broadcast multiple times as well. MavTV is available nationwide on DISH Network’s high definition programming tier (channel 361) as well as select local cable systems including Time Warner, RCN, Verizon, Charter, Cablevision and many more. Participation varies by market. A complete coverage map is available at www.MavTV.com.
The live broadcast will be helmed by the same team that produces the weekly PA HarnessWeek TV show. Veteran sports anchor Lou Tilley will guest host alongside Steve Ross. They will be joined by Heather Moffett, reporter Sharla McBride and handicapper Susan Ehlers. The show will cover the card’s top three races: the Valley Forge 3-year-old filly pace, the Battle of the Brandywine 3-year-old colt pace and The Colonial Trot for 3-year-old colt trotters, all of which have long and storied histories in southeastern Pennsylvania.
"Harrah’s is known across four continents for world-class entertainment,” said Barry Brown, director of racing operations for Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack. “Super Stakes Sunday has evolved into one of harness racing’s premier event days so naturally we’re pleased that our customers can be a part of the action even if they can’t make it in person.” (PHHA)