Derby-winner I’ll Have Another attempts to take middle jewel of Triple Crown
NEW YORK – May 17, 2012 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) will offer listeners nationwide a live broadcast of the second jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD, this Saturday, May 19.
The broadcast will air nationwide from 5:00 to 7:00 pm ET on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 209, and on the SportsZone channel (860) on SiriusXM.com and on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices.
SiriusXM listeners will hear HRRN’s broadcast as Kentucky Derby-winner I’ll Have Another and jockey Mario Gutierrez, who have won all three of their starts in 2012, attempt to take another step in their bid for the 12th Triple Crown in thoroughbred racing history. Among the field of three-year-old colts competing will be Derby runner-up Bodemeister, who led most of the race at Churchill Downs before being run down by I’ll Have Another in the final furlong.
In addition to the live race broadcast, SiriusXM’s Dave Johnson and Darin Zoccali will host a special edition of Down The Stretch on Saturday (10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET) on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 209. Johnson and Zoccali will take calls from listeners and provide fans with race day news and analysis, plus interviews with jockeys, trainers and owners.
Throughout the week leading up to the event, listeners can also hear daily racing talk and analysis on At The Races with Steve Byk (weekdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET) on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 209.
SiriusXM has provided horse racing fans with Eclipse Award-winning coverage of the sport, offering live broadcasts of thoroughbred and harness races from around the country plus racing talk shows that feature the latest news, handicapping and analysis. For more info visit www.siriusxm.com.