144th Kentucky Derby Airs Live Nationwide on SiriusXM

May 01, 2018

More than 11 hours of coverage from Churchill Downs, including live race broadcast, will air Saturday on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app

NEW YORK – May 1, 2018 – SiriusXM will again offer listeners nationwide comprehensive coverage of the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of thoroughbred racing’s 2018 Triple Crown, from Churchill Downs, this Saturday, May 5.

Through SiriusXM’s agreement with Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), all Triple Crown races – the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes – as well as the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, are available to subscribers on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app. The wire-to-wire race broadcast of the Kentucky Derby is provided by NBC Sports Radio and produced in partnership with HRRN and Westwood One.  

On Saturday, SiriusXM will air more than 11 hours of programming originating from Churchill Downs that will provide listeners with day-of news and pre-race analysis, and interviews with jockeys, trainers and owners. 

On site coverage begins at 8:00 am ET with a live edition of HRRN’s Equine Forum show on Sirius channel 219, XM channel 201, and channel 964 on the SiriusXM app.  At 10:00 am ET, listeners can tune to SiriusXM Rush (channel 93 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app) for a special edition of SiriusXM’s Down The Stretch, hosted by acclaimed track announcer Dave Johnson and Bill Finley.  At 2:00 pm ET, SiriusXM Rush will air HRRN’s call of the Kentucky Derby undercard stakes, leading into the live call of the 144th “Run for the Roses,” airing from 5:00 to 7:30 pm ET (post time approximately 6:45 pm ET).

Additionally, on Friday, May 4, at 4:00 pm ET SiriusXM will air HRRN’s coverage of the Kentucky Oaks, the Grade 1 stakes race for three-year old fillies, run annually at Churchill Downs on the eve of the Derby (Sirius channel 219, XM channel 201, and channel 964 on the SiriusXM app).

SiriusXM’s At The Races with Steve Byk also airs every weekday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET leading up to the Derby, featuring daily interviews with handicapping experts and trainers and an in-depth look at the field (Sirius channel 219, XM channel 201 and channel 964 on the SiriusXM app).

About HRRN 

The Horse Racing Radio Network is your home for Eclipse Award winning coverage of the biggest events in racing throughout the year.  In 2018, HRRN will broadcast more than 125 stakes races from racetracks across the United States and around the world.  HRRN is the official radio network of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes and Breeders’ Cup World Championships and produces a series of popular talk shows aired throughout the week on SiriusXM:  Xpressbet Radio on HRRN (Wednesday – Friday, 3-6 p.m. ET),  Jock Talk presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka (Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. ET), Trainer Talk presented by Fasig-Tipton (Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. ET), Brisnet Call In Show (Thursday, 6-7 p.m. ET), Weekend Stakes Preview presented by NYRA Bets (Friday, 6-7 p.m. ET) and the Equine Forum (Saturday, 8-10 a.m. ET). Visit www.horseracingradio.net and follow us on Twitter @HRRN .  Like “Horse Racing Radio Network” on Facebook. 

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