146th Kentucky Derby Airs Live Nationwide on SiriusXM

Sep 01, 2020

Coverage from Churchill Downs, including live race broadcast, will air Saturday on SiriusXM radios and on the SiriusXM app

NEW YORK – September 1, 2020 – SiriusXM will offer listeners nationwide coverage of the Kentucky Derby, the second jewel of thoroughbred racing’s 2020 Triple Crown schedule, from Churchill Downs this Saturday, September 5.

SiriusXM, through its broadcasting agreement with Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), airs all Triple Crown races – the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes – as well as the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The wire-to-wire race broadcast of the Kentucky Derby is provided by NBC Sports Audio Network and produced in partnership with HRRN. 

This Saturday, September 5, SiriusXM will air programming throughout the day from Churchill Downs offering listeners pre-race analysis, and interviews with jockeys, trainers and owners. 

SiriusXM’s race-day coverage airs on Sirius channel 219, XM channel 201, and channel 964 on the SiriusXM app and begins at 8:00 am ET with a live edition of HRRN’s Equine Forum show. At 4:00 pm ET, SiriusXM will air HRRN’s call of the Kentucky Derby undercard stakes, leading into NBC Sports Audio Network coverage of the 146th “Run for the Roses,” airing from 5:30 to 7:30 pm ET (post time approximately 6:50 pm ET). Coverage is hosted by Mike Penna, Kurt Becker and Tom Leach. NBC Sports’ Larry Collmus will call handle the live race call.

The live race call will also air on Mad Dog Sports Radio during a special Saturday edition of The Rap with Patrick Meagher beginning at 4:00 pm ET (channel 82 on SiriusXM radios and on the SiriusXM app).

A special edition of SiriusXM’s Down The Stretch, hosted by acclaimed track announcer Dave Johnson and Bill Finley, will air on Saturday at 10:00 am ET and 11:30 am ET on SiriusXM channel 211.

Additionally, on Friday, September 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).

At The Races with Steve Byk airs on SiriusXM 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).

HRRN’s Derby Countdown Show also airs Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 – 10:00 am ET featuring interviews with owners, trainers, jockeys and handicappers (Sirius channel 216, XM channel 203 and channel 965 on the SiriusXM app).

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