Lexington-based Horse Racing Radio Network will launch 16 hours of live on-site Kentucky Derby coverage from Churchill Downs beginning May 2 with the return of the network’s Derby Countdown show, all leading up to the national broadcast of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on Saturday, May 5.
For the fourth consecutive year, HRRN will host their Derby Countdown Show live from the backside media area Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning from 8-10 a.m. ET. The Derby Countdown features interviews with jockeys, trainers, owners, and Derby personalities, as well as workout reports and top stories surrounding the Derby. On Wednesday evening, HRRN will provide live coverage of the Kentucky Derby post position draw beginning at 5 p.m. EDT.
The network’s live race coverage begins Friday afternoon with a three hour broadcast of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) from 3-6 p.m. On Derby day, HRRN will host its weekly Equine Forum Show from 8-10 a.m. and provide live coverage of the Derby day undercard stakes from 2-4 p.m. preceding its broadcast of the main event from 5-7 p.m.
HRRN’s coverage will be available on nationwide affiliates as well as on Sirius 93/XM 209. Fans can also tune in worldwide with live streaming provided on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net. In addition, HRRN’s Kentucky Derby coverage will be broadcast to service men and women around the globe on the American Forces Network.
HRRN’s broadcast team will be anchored by HRRN president Mike Penna, along with analysts Jude Feld and Kurt Becker, with paddock interviews and commentary provided by Sean Clancy.
A complete Derby week schedule with affiliates and SiriusXM information can be found on the HRRN site.