Triple Crown Races to Air on Sirius XM Radio
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 4/20/2011 10:33:10 AM
Last Updated: 4/21/2011 10:24:21 AM

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Horse Racing Radio Network’s coverage of the three Triple Crown races will be broadcast nationwide on Sirius and XM Radio.

Under an agreement with HRRN, Sirius and XM radio listeners will hear HRRN’s broadcast of the 137th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) Saturday, May 7, the 136th Preakness Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, May 21, and the 143rd Belmont Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, June 11. All three race broadcasts will air live starting at 5 p.m. ET.

The broadcasts of all three Triple Crown races will also be available to listeners 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.

“The Triple Crown represents three of the most anticipated events on the sports calendar and we’re very pleased to deliver every second from all three races to our subscribers,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s senior vice president of sports programming.  “On race day, we’ll bring SiriusXM listeners so close to the action they’ll feel like they are standing at the rail.”

“We are thrilled that our award-winning race coverage will be available to the millions of subscribers on SiriusXM,” said Mike Penna, president of HRRN.  “Our goal is to make listeners feel as if they are sitting next to us at the races and SiriusXM provides a tremendous platform for HRRN to share the unique experience of horse racing’s premier events.”

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 137th Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) Friday, May 6, starting at 3 p.m. ET.



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