Wire to wire broadcasts of Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes will be available to subscribers nationwide
SiriusXM’s Kentucky Derby pre-race coverage on May 5, with acclaimed announcer Dave Johnson, starts at 10:00 am ET
NEW YORK – May 3, 2012 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today an agreement with Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) to broadcast all three races of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown to SiriusXM subscribers nationwide.
SiriusXM listeners will hear HRRN’s broadcast of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 5, the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 19, and the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9. All three race broadcasts will air live starting at 5:00 pm ET on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 209 and can also be heard on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices and online at SiriusXM.com.
“Every May and June, the Triple Crown captures the attention of sports fans everywhere and SiriusXM listeners will have access to all the exhilaration of these events before, during and after each race,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s Senior Vice President of Sports Programming.
“The Triple Crown goes beyond the world of horse racing as one of the biggest events on the sporting calendar each year,” said HRRN President Mike Penna. “We look forward to bringing the majesty of this truly unique event to fans around the country on SiriusXM.”
The Horse Racing Radio Network is an Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization, providing live radio coverage of many of the sport’s biggest races. In addition to the Triple Crown events, SiriusXM will carry HRRN’s coverage of a select number of stakes races throughout the year, including the Kentucky Oaks on May 4 and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 2 and 3.
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. Throughout the year, listeners can tune in to Down The Stretch, hosted by renowned track announcer Dave Johnson and journalist Bill Finley (Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET) and At The Races with Steve Byk (weekdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET). Both programs air on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 209.
On May 5 a special pre-Derby edition of Down The Stretch will air live from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm ET. Johnson, 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.
Visit www.siriusxm.com for more information.