With the Breeders’ Cup World Championships fast approaching, Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY announced today, they will return to historic Saratoga Race Course this weekend with live coverage of Breeders’ Cup Challenge races from coast to coast.
HRRN’s “Road to the Breeders’ Cup” series resumes Friday afternoon from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET with coverage of the Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes, an automatic qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint division.
Coverage continues Saturday with four hours of Travers day broadcasts beginning with a special edition of the network’s popular morning talk show, the Equine Forum, hosted live from Saratoga. The Equine Forum airs from 8-10 a.m. ET and can be heard on Sirius 93/XM 209 along with select terrestrial affiliates across the country and is streamed worldwide on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net.
The 144th running of the $1 million Travers Stakes highlights the Saturday afternoon programming from 4:00-6:00 p.m. ET. In addition to the Travers, the broadcast will include coverage of the Ballston Spa (G2), Test (G1) and Foxwoods King’s Bishop (G1).
On Sunday, HRRN returns with three and a half hours of live coverage from 5:00-8:30 p.m. ET showcasing a trio of Breeders’ Cup Challenge races beginning with the Personal Ensign (G1) from Saratoga followed by the Pat O’Brien (G2) and Pacific Classic (G1) from Del Mar.
HRRN’s “Road to the Breeders’ Cup” broadcast series, presented by Breeders’ Cup, features coverage of more than 20 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races. HRRN has provided the national radio broadcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships since 2007 and will return to Santa Anita again this year with 20 hours of coverage throughout Breeders’ Cup week beginning Tuesday, October 29.
HRRN President Mike Penna will anchor the coverage along with analyst Jude Feld and Chad Summers providing paddock commentary and interviews.
A complete Road to the Breeders’ Cup schedule along with SiriusXM channel information and affiliates can be found on the HRRN site.
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