For Immediate Release June 29, 2017
158th QUEEN’S PLATE TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROMCANADA ON HRRN SUNDAY
Coverage Presented by TwinSpires.com
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY and official radio home of the U.S. Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup World Championships, announced Thursday, they will broadcast the 158th running of the Queen’s Plate, the first jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown, live from Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, on Sunday, July 2.
Coverage of “The Gallop for the Guineas” is presented by TwinSpires.com and begins at 4:00 PM ET with the $125,000 Singspiel (G3) at a mile and a half on the turf. The $175,000 Dance Smartly (G2) for fillies and mares going a mile and a quarter on the grass will follow. Sunday afternoon’s classic event, the $1 million Queen’s Plate, with a scheduled post time of 5:36 PM ET, culminates the program. Host Mike Penna will be joined by analysts Jude Feld and Jeff Bloom, with Woodbine track announcer Robert Geller providing the race calls. The broadcast airs throughout North America on SiriusXM channel 93 and will be streamed live on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net.
In addition, HRRN will host a special Queen’s Plate edition of their popular weekly talk show, the Equine Forum, live from Woodbine on Saturday morning from 8:00-10:00 a.m. ET. The Equine Forum, presented by Kentucky Downs, airs nationwide on Sirius 219/XM 206 along with terrestrial affiliates across the country and is streamed live and podcast on the HRRN website.
The Horse Racing Radio Network is your home for Eclipse Award winning coverage of the biggest events in racing throughout the year. In 2017, HRRN will broadcast more than 100 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 satellite radio: 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). Select race broadcasts are available in Spanish through the HRRN en Español broadcast platform.
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