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HRRN Begins 16 Hours of Kentucky Derby Coverage May 2nd

HRRN BEGINS 16 HOURS OF KENTUCKY DERBY COVERAGE THIS WEDNESDAY

Network plans nearly 30 hours of Triple Crown coverage

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Tuesday they will launch 16 hours of live on-site Kentucky Derby coverage from Churchill Downs beginning Wednesday with the return of the network’s popular Derby Countdown show, all leading up to HRRN’s exclusive national broadcast of the 138th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 5th. Read more

HRRN Renews Agreement to Broadcast 2012 Triple Crown

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Monday they have reached an agreement with all three Triple Crown racetracks for HRRN to provide the national radio broadcast of the 2012 Triple Crown for the second consecutive year. Having reached an agreement with Churchill Downs Incorporated, HRRN will provide the exclusive broadcast of both the 138th Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 4th, and the 138th Kentucky Derby on Saturday May 5th. HRRN will then move on to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD for the 137th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 19th, then return to New York for the final jewel in the crown, the 144th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9th. Read more

HRRN’s Blue Grass Stakes Week Broadcasts Begin Thursday

Series of broadcasts will include Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and Grade 2 Charles Town Classic

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Tuesday, a series of four live Blue Grass Stakes week broadcasts beginning Thursday, April 12th. HRRN will provide exclusive on-site coverage of the Grade 1 Vinery Madison from 4:30-5:00 ET on Thursday, followed by the Makers 46 Mile on Friday beginning at 5:00 ET.

HRRN’s full slate of Saturday broadcasts kicks off with a special Blue Grass Stakes edition of their popular Equine Forum show hosted live from Keeneland. The Equine Forum airs weekly from 8:00-10:00 a.m. ET on 96.1 FM in Lexington, KY and streamed live on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net. HRRN then returns Saturday afternoon with a 2-hour broadcast of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) and Arkansas Derby (G1) from 5:00-7:00 ET. In addition to the major Derby preps, coverage will include the Commonwealth (G2) and Jenny Wiley (G1).

Live race coverage continues Saturday night on HRRN with an exclusive two-hour broadcast of the Charles Town Classic (G2) from 9:00-11:00 ET.

The Blue Grass Stakes and Charles Town Classic broadcasts can be heard nationwide on Sirius channel 93 as well as on select HRRN affiliates. All HRRN broadcasts will also be streamed live on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net. A complete HRRN schedule along with a listing of affiliates for each broadcast and streaming information is available on the HRRN site.

Mike Penna will anchor the HRRN coverage along with analysts Jude Feld and Sean Clancy.

Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial & Ashland Stakes Live on HRRN Saturday

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Wednesday they will broadcast live from Santa Anita Park this Saturday, with coverage of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby. HRRN’s two-hour broadcast begins at 4:00 ET and includes coverage of the Grade 1 Wood Memorial from Aqueduct as well as Keeneland’s Grade 1 Ashland Stakes.

Fans can tune-in on Sirius channel 92 as well as on select HRRN affiliates. The broadcast will also be streamed live on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net. A complete HRRN schedule along with a listing of affiliates and streaming information is available on the HRRN site.

Mike Penna will anchor the HRRN coverage along with analyst Jude Feld.

In addition, HRRN will host a special edition of their popular Equine Forum show from Santa Anita on Saturday morning. The Equine Forum airs weekly from 8:00-10:00 a.m. ET on 96.1 FM in Lexington, KY and streamed live on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net.

Dubai World Cup, Florida Derby & Louisiana Derby Live on HRRN this Weekend

Network to provide 10 hours of coverage with Dubai World Cup broadcast presented by AmWest Entertainment

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Thursday it will provide ten hours of live racing coverage this weekend, including exclusive broadcasts of the $10 million Dubai World Cup, along with a pair of million dollar Kentucky Derby prep races, the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby.

HRRN’s coverage kicks off Saturday morning live from Gulfstream Park with a special edition of their popular Equine Forum talk show which airs weekly from 8:00-10:00 a.m. ET on 96.1 FM in Lexington, KY and streamed live on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net.

The network’s live race coverage begins Saturday at 11:00 a.m. ET with a three-hour Dubai World Cup broadcast presented by AmWest Entertainment. In addition to the Group 1 Dubai World Cup, HRRN will feature five group 1 stakes on the World Cup undercard, the Al Quoz Sprint (G1), Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1), Dubai Duty Free (G1), and Dubai Sheema Classic (G1). The UAE Derby (G1) will be heard on tape delay.

HRRN continues Saturday afternoon with exclusive coverage of the Grade 1 Florida Derby starting at 3:00 p.m. ET. The broadcast will include the Appleton (G3) and Gulfstream Oaks (G2).

Sunday’s broadcast of the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby will air from 4:00-6:00 p.m. ET and contain coverage of two Grade 2 races on the Derby day undercard, the New Orleans Handicap and Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap.

Fans can tune-in on select HRRN affiliates as well as on Sirius satellite radio. Florida Derby coverage will air on Sirius channel 92, while Sunday’s Louisiana Derby broadcast will be carried on Sirius channel 94. All HRRN shows will also be streamed live on the HRRN site. A complete HRRN schedule along with a listing of affiliates and streaming information is available on the HRRN site.

Mike Penna will anchor the HRRN coverage along with analysts Jude Feld and Sean Clancy.

Dubai Super Saturday & Tampa Bay Derby Live on HRRN

Dubai coverage presented by AmWest Entertainment available exclusively on HRRN website

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Thursday it will provide exclusive live coverage of Dubai’s “Super Saturday” races, followed later that afternoon by coverage of the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby.

HRRN’s Dubai broadcast, presented by AmWest Entertainment, will air exclusively via live internet streaming on the HRRN website from 11:00 a.m. – Noon EST. HRRN’s coverage will include live calls of the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge-Round 3 and Group 1 Jebel Hatta, as well as the Group 2 Dubai City of Gold on taped delay. In addition, HRRN plans bonus coverage of the Group 3 Burj Nahaar and Meydan Sprint during their popular Equine Forum talk show which airs weekly on Saturday morning’s from 8:00-10:00 a.m. EST. The Equine Forum can be heard on 96.1 FM in Lexington, KY and is streamed live on the HRRN site.

HRRN returns Saturday afternoon with coverage of the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) beginning at 4:00 EST. The broadcast will feature bonus coverage of the Hillsborough Stakes (G3) and Suncoast Stakes, and can be heard on select HRRN affiliates and will be streamed live on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net. A complete HRRN schedule along with a listing of affiliates and streaming information is available on the HRRN site.

Mike Penna will anchor the HRRN coverage along with analyst Jude Feld.

HRRN Returns to Gulfstream Park this Weekend

HRRN RETURNS TO GULFSTREAM PARK WITH COVERAGE OF 5 GRADED STAKES THIS WEEKEND

Davona Dale (G2), Sabin (G3), Very One (G3), Mac Diarmida (G2), and Fountain of Youth (G2) showcased on coverage

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Wednesday that for the seventh consecutive year, they will begin their yearlong broadcast campaign from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. HRRN will be on site to provide exclusive live coverage of five graded stakes this Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, HRRN will have coverage of the Davona Dale (G2), Sabin Stakes (G3), and Very One (G3) from 3:30-5:30 EST. The Sabin will feature the return of Eclipse Champion Royal Delta for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, while the Very One is highlighted by Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf hero Perfect Shirl.

Sunday’s broadcast will showcase leading Derby prospects in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth as Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner up Union Rags squares off with Algorithms, winner of the Gulfstream’s Holy Bull Stakes earlier in the meet. HRRN’s coverage will air from 4:30-5:30 EST.

HRRN’s broadcasts can be heard on Sirius 93 – XM 209, as well as on select HRRN affiliates and on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net. A complete HRRN schedule along with a listing of affiliates and streaming information is available on the HRRN site.

In addition to the live race coverage, HRRN will host its popular morning talk show, the Equine Forum, live from Gulfstream Park on Saturday morning. The Equine Forum airs from 8-10 a.m. ET and can be heard on HANK 96.1 FM in Lexington, KY, and is streamed live at www.horseracingradio.net.

Mike Penna will anchor the HRRN coverage along with analyst Jude Feld. Sean Clancy will provide paddock commentary and interviews.

Sunshine Millions, Luck Pick 6 to be Broadcast Live on HRRN

Internet exclusive broadcast to air on horseracingradio.net and be presented by
Adena Springs, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita, and the Stronach Group

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Thursday it has partnered with Adena Springs, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita, and the Stronach Group to provide live coverage of the tenth annual Sunshine Millions, Saturday, January 28, from 2-6 p.m. EST.  

HRRN’s coverage will include six Florida Sunshine Millions stakes to be contested at Gulfstream Park, along with four stakes to be run on Santa Anita’s Sunshine Millions day card, and will encompass each stakes races included in the $250,000 guaranteed (HBO) LUCK Pick six.   

Saturday’s coverage is the first in HRRN’s series of “Internet Exclusive” broadcasts to be made available exclusively on the HRRN website in 2012.  Fans can listen live with free streaming at www.horseracingradio.net

HRRN President Mike Penna will anchor the coverage along with analyst Jude Feld.

Eclipse Award Winning HRRN to Broadcast Charles Town Classic

(Charles Town, WV) – 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 radio broadcast for the 2012 Charles Town Classic on April 14.

The Charles Town Classic broadcast 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 14. 

HRRN’s award-winning broadcast team will be anchored by HRRN President, Mike Penna, along with analyst Jude Feld.

“We’re excited to add Horse Racing Radio Network to our expanded coverage of the Charles Town Classic,” said Erich Zimny, Charles Town’s Director of Racing Operations.  “As the exclusive radio home of the Kentucky Derby, HRRN is at its most visible in the lead-up to the first Saturday in May, which coincides very well with the timing of our race.” 

“Charles Town has done a tremendous job of consistently attracting top quality fields for the Classic,” said Penna.  “The Grade 2 status is well deserved.  We are thrilled to include this event as part of our 2012 schedule and showcase this outstanding night of racing to fans around the globe.”

The $1,000,000 Charles Town Classic will be one of 13 races on April 14 and serves as the feature on a card that includes the $250,000 Robert Hilton Memorial, $200,000 Sugar Maple and 3 other stakes.  Post time for the first race on Charles Town Classic day will be 5pm EST.

HRRN TO BROADCAST LIVE FROM UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA SYMPOSIUM ON RACING & GAMING

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Thursday it will provide special coverage of the 38th Annual Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Tucson, Arizona, beginning Tuesday, December 6th.

HRRN President Mike Penna and co-host Jude Feld will anchor a pair of two-hour shows, Tuesday, December 6th, and Wednesday, December 7th, presented by Keeneland. The shows will air live from 10:00a.m. to Noon ET exclusively on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net, and will be available via podcast on the HRRN site following each broadcast.

“I have attended the Symposium the past couple of years and have always thought it would be a great event to cover,” said Penna. “Many of racing’s most prominent industry professionals are in attendance to discuss topics that impact the sport on a daily basis. As HRRN continues to expand our reach, we pride ourselves on being able to provide coverage of racing’s biggest events, and the Symposium on Racing & Gaming is certainly one of those events.”

“This year’s attendees will experience a greater focus on digital age applications than ever before,” said Doug Reed, director of the UA Race Track Industry Program. “In addition, guests will hear from many speakers outside the industry which will provide new and different ideas that can be implemented.”

“The Symposium on Racing and Gaming is such an important forum for leaders in our industry to exchange ideas and debate critical issues,” said Keeneland Vice President & COO Vince Gabbert. “This is an exciting opportunity to partner with HRRN to bring the discussion to those not able to attend.”

Each show will feature live interviews with special guests to discuss various industry issues being addressed at the symposium. A schedule of symposium events can be found on the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program site: http://www.ua-rtip.org/symposium/2011/panels_2011.html