Live race broadcast will air on SIRIUS channel 120 and XM channel 140
Special editions of SIRIUS XM talk shows “At The Races” and “Down The Stretch” to provide horse racing fans with the latest news and analysis
NEW YORK – April 28, 2010 – SIRIUS XM Radio will offer comprehensive coverage of the first jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, this Saturday, May 1.
SIRIUS and XM listeners around the country will hear the live race call of the 136th “Run for the Roses” (5:00 pm ET) on SIRIUS channel 120 and XM channel 140.
Prior to the race broadcast and throughout the week, SIRIUS XM’s exclusive horse racing talk shows will provide listeners with the latest news and analysis leading up to horse racing’s most celebrated day.
Every weekday afternoon At The Races with Steve Byk (4:00 – 7:00 pm ET on SIRIUS channel 126 and on XM channel 243) will air live from Churchill Downs in Kentucky. Byk will talk with handicapping experts and Derby trainers each day to give his audience and expert 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 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm ET on SIRIUS channel 126 and XM channel 243. 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 drivers, trainers and owners.
SIRIUS XM offers horse racing fans around the country comprehensive coverage of the Sport of Kings throughout the year, providing live coverage of top races from around the country plus the racing talk shows Down The Stretch (Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET, SIRIUS channel 126 and XM channel 243) and At The Races with Steve Byk (weekdays, 4:00 – 7:00 pm ET, SIRIUS channel 126 and XM channel 243). Visit www.sirius.com for more information.