WGN-TV Chicago will provide live coverage of the 57th running of the Illinois Derby from Hawthorne Race Course on Saturday, April 19th from 5-6pm.
First run in 1923, the Illinois Derby is open to horses, age three, willing to race one and one-eighth miles (9 furlongs) on the dirt. The special will be hosted by WGN Sports’ Rich King, who will be joined by Hawthorne’s Jim Miller and Nancy Ury. WGN News’ Marcus Leshock will cover the action on the sidelines. And back again will be Chicago Blackhawks announcer and long-time racing fan and owner Eddie Olczyk.
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WGN-TV is Chicago’s CW network affiliate, programming a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment, with most WGN Sports telecasts, WGN News and CW programs in high definition on WGN 9.1. WGN News now programs more news than any other Chicago TV station for WGN-TV and cable news channel CLTV in Chicago; Rockford, IL; and South Bend, IN. WGN 9.2 is Chicago’s home of Tribune Broadcasting’s new classic TV network, Antenna TV. WGN also programs for WGN America on cable, telco and satellite throughout the U.S. and Canada. WGN-TV is a Tribune Broadcasting station. For additional information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to WGNtv.com.