Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, Kentucky and official radio home of the 2019 Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup World Championships announced today they will broadcast live from Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY beginning Tuesday, April 30th with extensive week-long coverage of the 145th Kentucky Oaks (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1).   

HRRN’s Derby week schedule begins Tuesday morning with the first of three “Derby Countdown” shows presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm.  Hosted from HRRN’s Red Brand broadcast tent on the backside of Churchill Downs, the Countdown shows air live from 8:00-10:00 a.m. ET Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings on Sirius 216/XM 203 with live streaming and podcast archives provided on the HRRN website,  Local listeners can also tune in on HANK 96.1 FM in Lexington.  WLCL 93.9 FM in Louisville will air the Derby Countdown show on taped delay each day beginning at noon ET.  Bobby Neuman and Jude Feld will host the shows which feature interviews with owners, trainers, jockeys and handicappers along with the latest training updates on Oaks and Derby horses.


On Friday, HRRN commences Oaks day coverage with a special edition of the network’s weekly handicapping show, the NYRA Bets Weekend Stakes Preview, at 3:00 p.m. ET followed by exclusive coverage of the 145th Kentucky Oaks, presented by at 4:00 p.m. ET on Sirius 219/XM 201 with live streaming available at


Kentucky Derby day kicks off with a special Derby day edition of HRRN’s popular Saturday morning talk show, the Equine Forum presented by, in its weekly time slot 8-10 a.m. ET followed by live Kentucky Derby undercard coverage presented by from 2-5 p.m. ET, both on   Sirius 219/XM 201


The network’s Derby week programming culminates with exclusive coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby from 5:00-7:30 p.m. ET, produced in partnership with NBC Sports and Westwood One.  Coverage can be heard on Sirius 219/XM 201 and simulcast on Mad Dog Radio, along with terrestrial affiliates around the country. 


All Oaks and Derby day broadcasts will also be available via live streaming provided at


A complete listing of nationwide affiliates can also be found here:  Kentucky Derby Radio Affiliates


Mike Penna will anchor the Oaks and Derby day coverage along with analysts Kurt Becker, Jeff Bloom, Tom Leach, Bobby Neuman and Dan Mason.  Three-time Derby winning jockey and Hall of Famer Gary Stevens will join to broadcast Saturday afternoon with daughter Maddie Stevens providing interviews from the Red Carpet.  NBC announcers Larry Collmus and Churchill Downs caller Travis Stone will provide live race calls.


About HRRN: 

The Horse Racing Radio Network is your home for Eclipse Award winning coverage of the biggest events in racing throughout the year.  In 2019, HRRN will broadcast more than 125 stakes races from racetracks across the United States and around the world.  HRRN is the official radio network of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes and Breeders’ Cup World Championships and produces a series of popular talk shows aired throughout the week on SiriusXM satellite radio:  Xpressbet Radio on HRRN (Wednesday – Friday, 3-6 p.m. ET),  Jock Talk presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka (Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. ET), Trainer Talk presented by Fasig-Tipton (Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. ET), Brisnet Call In Show (Thursday, 6-7 p.m. ET), Weekend Stakes Preview presented by NYRA Bets (Friday, 6-7 p.m. ET) and the Equine Forum (Saturday, 8-10 a.m. ET). 


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