Presented by New York State Thoroughbred Breeding & Development Fund & Red Brand Fence


Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY and official radio home of the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup World Championships, announces the launch of their new “Horse Week” series celebrating many of racings greatest equine athletes.


The series debuts Tuesday, July 30 with “Commentator Week” presented by the New York State Thoroughbred Breeding & Development Fund.  Commentator, the New York bred son of Distorted Humor recorded 14 victories in 24 lifetime starts with earnings totaling more than $2 million including a pair of wins in Saratoga’s historic Whitney Handicap (G1).  Trained by Hall of Famer Nick Zito, Commentator’s first Whitney score came in 2005 followed by a second 3 years later in 2008.


HRRN will highlight Commentator throughout each of their shows from July 30 – August 3 with replays of his major wins, special features, interviews with connections and conversations focused on the star NY-bred.  Commentator will also be prominently featured on the HRRN website, and social media pages.


“Our network produces more than 800 hours of racing programming throughout the year,” said HRRN President Mike Penna.  “These new Horse Week’s will create a unique opportunity to give back and pay tribute to the horses who have provided us with so many memorable moments.”


Additional Horse Week’s scheduled this summer and fall include Game On Dude Week (September 24 – September 28), Wise Dan Week (October 1 – October 5), Silver Charm Week (October 15 – October 19), Beholder Week (October 22 – October 26) and Mucho Macho Man Week (October 29 – November 2) all presented by Red Brand Fence.


HRRN programming is available throughout North America on Sirius 219/XM 201 with live streaming and podcasts on the network’s website,  A full schedule of all HRRN shows and additional affiliate information can also be found on the site.


About HRRN: 

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). 

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