For Immediate Release August 27, 2015
HRRN TO PROVIDE EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF AMERICAN PHAROAH'S RUN IN 146TH TRAVERS STAKES
Travers Coverage Presented by Sunrise Stallions
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY and official radio home of the 2015 Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup World Championships, announced Thursday they will broadcast live from Saratoga Race Course this Saturday to provide exclusive radio coverage of the 146th Travers Stakes from 3:00-6:00 p.m. ET.
Zayat Stables American Pharoah will attempt to join 1941 Travers winner Whirlaway as the only Triple Crown winners to take the Midsummer Derby.
As part of their “Road to the Breeders’ Cup” broadcast series, HRRN’s coverage also includes a multitude of grade 1 races on the Travers undercard: The Ballerina, King’s Bishop, Forego and Sword Dancer with the Personal Ensign being aired on taped delay.
The Ballerina is a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint division, while the winner of the Forego will qualify for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. The Sword Dancer is a qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Turf and the winner of the Personal Ensign will earn a spot into the Distaff.
Travers coverage, presented by Sunrise Stallions, can be heard throughout North America on SiriusXM channel 93 as well as on terrestrial affiliates across the country with live internet streaming provided on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net. Listeners can also access the live stream on smart phones and tablets.
HRRN begins their full slate of Travers day programming Saturday morning with their popular weekly talk show, the Equine Forum, hosted live from Saratoga from 8:00-10:00 a.m. ET. The Equine Forum airs nationwide on Sirius 93/XM 93 along with terrestrial affiliates across the country and is streamed live and podcast on the HRRN website.
HRRN President Mike Penna will anchor the coverage along with analysts Jude Feld and Anthony Stabile. Acacia Courtney will provide paddock commentary and interviews with NYRA announcer Larry Collmus providing the call of the races.
A complete schedule of upcoming broadcasts along with SiriusXM and affiliate information can be found on the HRRN website.
The Horse Racing Radio Network is your home for Eclipse Award winning coverage of the biggest events in racing throughout the year. In 2015, HRRN will broadcast more than 100 stakes races from racetracks across the country, and is the official radio network of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes and Breeders’ Cup World Championships. HRRN also produces a series of popular talk shows aired throughout the week on SiriusXM satellite radio: 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), Xpressbet Weekend Stakes Preview (Friday, 6-7 p.m. ET) and the Equine Forum (Saturday, 8-10 a.m. ET).
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