One more Derby-related release for you. Sirius XM, the official satellite radio provider of the Triple Crown, carries the Kentucky Derby on Saturday via the Horse Racing Radio Network. In addition, Sirius XM will provide various programming related to the Derby. Check it out.
Live race broadcast will air on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 209
SiriusXM talk shows “At The Races” and “Down The Stretch” provide daily news and pre-race analysis
NEW YORK – May 5, 2011 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) will offer comprehensive coverage of the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, from Churchill Downs, this Saturday, May 7.
Sirius and XM listeners will hear Horse Racing Radio Network’s live race call of the 137th “Run for the Roses” starting at 5:00 pm ET on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 209. The live broadcast will also be available to listeners on the Sports Zone channel on SiriusXM Internet Radio and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for the Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and several BlackBerry and Android-powered smartphones.
Prior to the race broadcast and throughout the week, SiriusXM’s horse racing talk shows will provide listeners with the latest news and analysis leading up to the event on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 209.
Every weekday afternoon At The Races with Steve Byk will broadcast live from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET from Churchill Downs in Kentucky. Byk will conduct daily interviews with handicapping experts and trainers and provide listeners with 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 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 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. Guests on the program are scheduled to include Kentucky Derby-winning jockeys Steve Cauthen, who rode Affirmed to win the Triple Crown, and two-time winner Eddie Delahoussaye, plus trainers Nick Zito, Graham Motion and Jinks Fires, owner Mike Repole and others.
SiriusXM will broadcast all three races of the 2011 Triple Crown. Listeners will hear HRRN’s call of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, the 136th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 21, and the 143rd Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11. All three race broadcasts will air live starting at 5:00 pm ET. Visit www.siriusxm.com for more information.
We’re done with Derby stuff. Next I’ll post an NFL-centric release.