Coverage to include Black Eyed Susan, Pimlico Special and Preakness day undercard stakes
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Tuesday they will provide eight hours of Preakness Stakes coverage live from Pimlico Race Course beginning Friday, May 17th. For the sixth consecutive year, HRRN’s coverage will culminate Saturday afternoon with exclusive coverage of the 138th Preakness from
5-7 p.m. ET.
HRRN ‘s coverage begins Friday with a two hour broadcast of the Grade 2 Black Eyed Susan and Grade 3 Pimlico Special from 4-6 p.m. ET. On Saturday, HRRN will host a special Preakness Stakes edition of their popular weekly talk show, the Equine Forum, from 8-10 a.m. ET. The network’s live race coverage continues Saturday afternoon with the Preakness day undercard stakes from 2:00-4:00 ET followed by exclusive radio coverage of Preakness 138 beginning at 5:00 ET.
Fans can tune in on multiple HRRN affiliates throughout the country as well as on SiriusXM satellite radio and online with live streaming provided on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net. HRRN’s coverage of the Preakness Stakes will also be aired to U.S. service men and women around the globe on the American Forces Network. A complete listing of affiliates and SiriusXM channel information can be found on the HRRN site.
Additional HRRN programming throughout Preakness week includes “Trainer Talk” on Wednesday afternoon, the “Brisnet.com Call In Show” presented by TwinSpires on Thursday and the “Xpressbet Weekend Stakes Preview” on Friday. All three shows can be heard live from 6-7 p.m. ET on Sirius 93/XM 209.
HRRN President, Mike Penna will anchor the coverage along with analysts Jude Feld and Kurt Becker. Sean Clancy and Chad Summers will provide live paddock interviews and commentary.
PIMLICO ANNOUNCES 2013 ALIBI BREAKFAST AWARD WINNERS
BALTIMORE, 04-11-13—Pimlico Race Course today announced the winners of this year’s Preakness media awards. Honorees will be recognized and awards presented at the May 16 Alibi Breakfast in the Terrace Dining Room. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m., two days prior to the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the $1 million Preakness® Stakes (G1).
The Special Award of Merit is given to someone who has made a positive impact on the racing industry. The 2013 winner is Horse Player NOW. Founded by Jeremy Plonk and Joe Kristufek, Horse Player NOW has provided handicapping tips, picks and analysis to more nearly 20 racetracks since 2009. The organization’s Night School, on Tuesday night’s since 2011, offers free online fan education. The Horse Player NOW team will be offering Wagering 101 advice in the Pimlico infield on Preakness weekend for the fourth consecutive year. Read more
Mike Penna and Jude Feld talk Derby with special guests Darren Rogers, Rolly Hoyt, Ken Adelson and Randy Gullatt.
Mike Penna, Jude Feld and Ellis Starr handicap the weekend’s biggest stakes races and give you the “Xpress-Bet of the Day”
Just as The Special did during the summer of 2012 at Saratoga, we’ll provide some nuggets of wisdom from Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens . . .
Editor’s Note: This article gets updated frequently so be sure to check back often. The dates below are when we posted the quote. The conversations have taken place over the years at Saratoga, Belmont, Florida, anywhere we could sit or stand or walk with The Chief.
The Chief’s Words are brought to you by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association.
March 10: “You know Assault was a nice horse. You look up his record. I’ll never forget, when he was a 4-year-old and I was at Aqueduct, I was 16 or 17, anyway, he came over there, he was stabled at Belmont and worked a mile and an eighth on Thursday, he was running on Saturday. He worked with two horses. He won going a mile and a quarter, carrying 135 pounds. It’s amazing, the concept has completely turned around. Being around horses, I always say, a horse can be his own worst enemy, he’ll give you more when he’s light on his feet and fresh, but it’ll ruin him. That’s what make it so tough to train. You’ll get away with running a horse that’s extra fit and they win and then you figure that’s what you do with all of them. But you don’t know which ones it really hurts in the end. Same thing with riders. I think hard-whipping jocks shorten the life of a horse. You take some jocks, they never stay with a 2-year-old and all the way through his 3-year-old year. It’s hard to figure out, which is right, which is wrong, which proves to be right, which proves to be wrong.” Read more
WVTBA to be Presenting Sponsor of Broadcast
Charles Town, WV (February 26, 2013) – Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races announced today that it has reached an agreement with Horse Racing Radio Network (“HRRN”), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, Kentucky, to provide the live, on-site radio broadcast for the $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) on April 20. In addition to being on-site at Charles Town for the first time, HRRN will be welcoming a new sponsor into the fold as the West Virginia Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association will present coverage of the two-hour show.
HRRN’s Charles Town Classic broadcast, presented by the West Virginia Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association can be heard nationwide on SiriusXM, select HRRN affiliates and will be available worldwide via live streaming on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net. Additional affiliate information along with specific broadcast times and channels will be announced prior to April 20. Read more
Network will Launch “Road to the Kentucky Derby Series” Beginning February 23
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Wednesday they have reached an agreement with all three Triple Crown racetracks for HRRN to provide the national radio broadcast of the 2013 Triple Crown. Having reached an agreement with Churchill Downs Incorporated, HRRN will provide the exclusive broadcast of both the 139th Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 3, and the 139th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday May 4. HRRN will then travel to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD for coverage of the 138th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 18 and return to New York for the “Test of the Champion”, the 145th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 8.
For the third consecutive year HRRN has been named the exclusive radio partner of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby, and has provided the exclusive national broadcast the Preakness Stakes since 2008 along with the Belmont Stakes five of the past six years.
In addition, HRRN will host a series of eleven broadcasts showcasing major Kentucky Derby prep races included in the new points qualifying system. The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series begins Saturday, February 23 with exclusive coverage of the Fountain of Youth (G2) and Risen Star Stakes (G2), the first two races in the Kentucky Derby Championship Series, and concludes with the Derby Trial (G3) on opening night of Churchill’s spring meet, Saturday, April 27. A complete Road to the Kentucky Derby schedule along with SiriusXM and affiliate information can be found on the HRRN website. Read more
By Rich Nilsen.
(Reprinted with permission from our friends at A Game of Skill)
Trainer Chad Stewart has been on a tear since the Tampa Bay Downs meeting opened in early December, scoring with 35 percent of his starters, 8 winners in total. Every horse of his has to be seriously considered. At first glance it looked he might add to that impressive win total with Misidentified in the finale (race 10) on Wednesday, January 9.
The Singletary mare was making her second start off a layoff, had a race over the track, and was getting a switch to 15% rider Jose Garcia. She came up solid on the class and speed figures and was a competitive 3rd on the BRIS Prime Power Rating. Best of all, based on her debut, it looked like she could sit a good trip in this weak field of $8,000 maiden claiming runners. Read more
Coverage presented by Adena Springs, to air nationwide on Sirius 93 and streamed live on horseracingradio.net
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Friday they will provide exclusive coverage of the Florida Sunshine Millions this Saturday. The broadcast, presented by Adena Springs, can be heard live from
3:00-5:30 p.m. ET and will include pre and post race analysis as well as the live call of the Sunshine Millions day stakes contested at Gulfstream Park.
In addition, HRRN’s “Farm Tour” continues Saturday morning with a special on-site broadcast of their popular weekly Equine Forum Show from Pin Oak Stud in Versailles, KY. The Equine Forum airs live from 8-10 a.m. ET every Saturday morning on Sirius 93/XM 209 and is streamed worldwide on the HRRN website.
HRRN, the exclusive radio partner of the 139th Kentucky Derby, will launch their “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series of broadcasts beginning with the Fountain of Youth (G2) and Risen Star Stakes (G2) hosted live from Gulfstream Park on Saturday, February 23rd. A complete broadcast schedule is available on the HRRN site.
HRRN President Mike Penna will anchor the broadcasts along with analyst Jude Feld.
Broadcast will air nationwide on Sirius 93 and on HRRN website
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced today it will provide exclusive on-site coverage of the fourteenth Claiming Crown from Gulfstream Park this Saturday.
HRRN’s broadcast, presented by Kitten’s Joy standing at Ramsey Farm in Nicholasville, KY will air live from 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET and include coverage of all seven Claiming Crown stakes on Gulfstream’s opening day card. Fans can tune in on Sirius channel 93 and via live streaming provided on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net.
In addition to the live race coverage, HRRN will host a special edition of their popular morning talk show, the Equine Forum, from Gulfstream Park on Saturday morning. The Equine Forum airs live from 8-10 a.m. ET and can be heard on Sirius 93 – XM 209, HANK 96.1 FM in Lexington, KY and on the HRRN website.
HRRN President Mike Penna will anchor the coverage along with analyst Jude Feld.
A complete schedule with SiriusXM channel information can be found on the HRRN site.