$9 MILLION PEGASUS WORLD CUP BEGINS 2019 RACE BROADCAST SCHEDULE ON HRRN
Coverage to air nationwide on SiriusXM 93
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY and official radio home of the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup World Championships, returns to Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida this Saturday to begin the network’s 16th year of broadcasting the sports biggest races on radio.
HRRN’s coverage of the $9 million Pegasus World Cup and $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf airs Saturday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET on SiriusXM channel 93 with live streaming provided on the network’s website, www.horseracingradio.net. The 2-hour broadcast is presented by Red Brand Fence and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association. Mike Penna will anchor the coverage along with analysts Jude Feld and Dan Mason with former jockey Jeff Bloom providing paddock interviews and commentary. Gulfstream announcer Pete Aiello will provide the live call of each race.
HRRN’s 2019 schedule includes over 40 live race broadcasts encompassing coverage of more than 125 graded stakes including all three legs of the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. For the fifth consecutive year, HRRN’s exclusive broadcast of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4th will be produced in partnership with NBC Sports and Westwood One.
“The prestige of Gulfstream’s Pegasus World Cup and the newly added Pegasus World Cup Turf is the perfect way to launch our 2019 broadcast season,” said HRRN President Mike Penna. “This marks our 16th consecutive year of providing live coverage of our sports most prolific races. It is an awesome responsibility and tremendous privilege to be able to bring these races to life for our listeners unable to see them on television.”
Listeners can gear up for the big day by tuning in to HRRN’s popular weekly talk show, the Equine Forum presented by Red Brand Fence, hosted live from Gulfstream Saturday morning from 8:00-10:00 a.m. ET. The Equine Forum airs nationwide on Sirius 219/XM 201 along with terrestrial affiliates across the country and is streamed live and podcast on the HRRN website.
Other notable races broadcast live on HRRN this year include the Charles Town Classic, Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Oaks, Queen’s Plate, Whitney Stakes, Travers Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup.
In addition to their live race broadcasts, HRRN produces 15 hours of horse racing talk shows each week which are available live on Sirius 219/XM 201 and via podcast archive at www.horseracingradio.net.
A complete HRRN programming schedule can also be found on the network’s website.
The Horse Racing Radio Network is your home for Eclipse Award winning coverage of the biggest events in racing throughout the year. In 2019, 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 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).