Network to air more than 16 hours of programming live from Churchill Downs beginning Tuesday, April 27

LEXINGTON, KY (April 22, 2021) – Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, Kentucky and official radio home of the 2021 Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup World Championships, announced a full slate of Kentucky Derby week programming hosted live from Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY beginning Tuesday, April 27 and culminating with exclusive radio coverage of the 147th Kentucky Derby (G1) on Saturday, May 1. 

HRRN’s Derby week schedule begins Tuesday morning with the first of three “Derby Countdown” shows presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms.  Hosted live from the backside barn area at Churchill Downs by Bobby Neuman and Jude Feld, the Derby Countdown shows can be heard Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00-10:00 a.m. ET on Sirius 216/XM 202 with live streaming and podcast archives provided on the HRRN website,  Each show features interviews with owners, trainers, jockeys and handicappers along with the latest training updates on Oaks and Derby horses.


On Friday, HRRN returns with a 3-hour broadcast of the 147th Kentucky Oaks from 3:00-6:00 p.m. ET presented by TwinSpires.  The “Run for the Lilies” can be heard throughout North America on         Sirius 219/XM 201.


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 8-11 a.m. ET followed by live Kentucky Derby undercard coverage from 3-5 p.m. ET, both on Sirius 219/XM 201


The network’s Derby week programming culminates with exclusive coverage of the 147th Kentucky Derby from 5:00-7:30 p.m. ET, produced in partnership with NBC Sports Audio Network.  Coverage, presented by TwinSpires, is available on terrestrial affiliates across the United States along with the NBC Sports Audio channels SiriusXM 211, and simulcast on Sirius 219/XM 201.  Digital listeners can tune in to the Kentucky Derby on the HRRN website,  A complete listing of nationwide affiliates can also be found here:  Kentucky Derby Radio Affiliates.


Live streaming of all Kentucky Derby week broadcasts will be available on the HRRN website.


HRRN president Mike Penna will anchor the Derby broadcast along with analysts Kurt Becker, Jeff Bloom, Tom Leach, and Dan Mason.  NBC announcer Larry Collmus and Churchill Downs caller Travis Stone will provide live race calls.


Tuesday, April 27

  • Derby Countdown Presented by Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms: 8:00 -10:00 a.m. ET

Wednesday, April 28         

  • Derby Countdown Presented by Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms: 8:00 -10:00 a.m. ET

Thursday, April 29

  • Derby Countdown Presented by Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms:  8:00 -10:00 a.m. ET

Friday, April 30:

  • Kentucky Oaks 147 presented by TwinSpires: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, May 1:

  • Equine Forum: 8:00-11:00 a.m. ET Presented by
  • Kentucky Derby Undercard 3:00-5:00 p.m. ET
  • Kentucky Derby 147 in partnership with NBC Sports Audio Network: 5:00-7:30 p.m. ET Presented by TwinSpires



About HRRN: 


The Horse Racing Radio Network is your home for award-winning coverage of the biggest events in racing.  In 2021, HRRN will broadcast more than 50 stakes races from racetracks across the U.S. including the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes and Breeders’ Cup.  HRRN produces a series of popular talk shows aired throughout the week on SiriusXM satellite radio:  Race Day presented by TwinSpires (Wednesday – Friday, 3-6 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, 8-11 a.m. ET). 


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