HRRN TO PRODUCE SPECIAL “FANTASY DERBY” BROADCAST SATURDAY, MAY 2
Broadcast presented by Claiborne Farm to air nationwide on Sirius 219/XM 201
With the 2020 Kentucky Derby moved from its customary date on the first Saturday in May to the first Saturday in September, Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY announced Thursday, they will produce a special 1-hour broadcast showcasing 20 of the greatest Kentucky Derby winners in history competing in a mile and a quarter Fantasy Derby.
HRRN’s broadcast, presented by Claiborne Farm, will air from 5:00-6:00 p.m. ET on what is traditionally Kentucky Derby day, Saturday, May 2. Listeners can tune-in throughout North America on Sirius 219/XM 201 along with select HRRN terrestrial affiliates. Live streaming will also be provided on the network’s website, www.horseracingradio.net.
The 20 horse Fantasy Derby field and order of finish was determined by a voting process asking listeners and industry professionals to select their top Kentucky Derby winners. The full field of legendary Derby winners includes 9 of the 13 Triple Crown winners along with a host of other memorable Derby victors.
A listing of all 20 horses set to compete in HRRN’s Fantasy Derby can be found at http://horseracingradio.net/FantasyDerby.
HRRN president Mike Penna will anchor the coverage along with analyst Kurt Becker and reporters Tom Leach, Bobby Neuman, Anthony Stabile and Dan Mason. NBC announcer Larry Collmus will provide the call of the Fantasy Derby.
“As racing fans our hearts and minds are always at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May,” said Penna. “Since we won’t be on-site to broadcast the Kentucky Derby on this day, our team thought it would be fun to offer this special piece of programming to help listeners minds escape the everyday concerns over COVID-19 and attempt to answer the age old question of who would win if all of the greats were to compete against each other in one Fantasy Derby.”
A special post position draw and announcement of morning line odds will air as part of HRRN’s Equine Forum show on Saturday, April 25. Further information is available on the HRRN website.
The Horse Racing Radio Network is your home for award-winning coverage of the biggest events in racing throughout the year. In 2020, HRRN will broadcast more than 90 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: Red Brand Radio on HRRN (Wednesday – Friday, 3-6 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).