Live race broadcast will air Saturday on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM App
Listeners also get daily news and analysis leading up to race day
NEW YORK – April 30, 2014 – SiriusXM will offer comprehensive coverage of the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, from Churchill Downs, this Saturday, May 3.
SiriusXM listeners will hear Horse Racing Radio Network’s live race call of the 140th “Run for the Roses” starting at 5:00 pm ET, as well as the Kentucky Derby undercard races from 2:00 to 5:00 pm ET.
On Friday, May 2, at 3:00pm ET SiriusXM will air the Kentucky Oaks, the Grade 1 stakes race for three-year old fillies, run annually at Churchill Downs on the eve of the Derby.
Leading up to race day, SiriusXM’s horse racing talk shows will provide listeners with daily news and analysis.
At The Races with Steve Byk airs weekdays from 6:00-10:00 am ET featuring interviews with handicapping experts and trainers and an in-depth look at the field.
On Saturday a special pre-Derby edition of Down The Stretch, hosted by Dave Johnson and Bill Finley, will air live starting at 10:00 am ET. Johnson, the acclaimed track announcer who called the Derby for 24 years, and Finley will discuss all the stakes races happening that day at Churchill Downs, provide the latest Derby news and pre-race analysis, and interview jockeys, trainers and owners.
SiriusXM will broadcast all three races of the 2014 Triple Crown. Listeners will hear HRRN’s call of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes on May 17, and the Belmont Stakes on June 7. All three broadcasts will air live starting at 5:00 pm ET.