SiriusXM to Air 140th Running of the Kentucky Derby

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOSiriusXM to Air 140th Running of the Kentucky Derby

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, 2014SiriusXM 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.

All broadcasts will air on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 208 on satellite radios, and also on channel 961 on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at SiriusXM.com.

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.

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