"The tracks of the Triple Crown - Churchill Downs, Pimlico, and Belmont Park - are very pleased to join Westwood One in continuing the long history of the Triple Crown on radio," said Ed Seigenfeld, executive vice president of Triple Crown Productions. "The rare sweep of these three races is one of the most difficult and coveted accomplishments in sports, and it's fitting that this year's pursuit of the Triple Crown, beginning with the Kentucky Derby, is a part of the remarkable roster of major sports events and championships that will be heard this year on Westwood One."
Westwood One will present exclusive radio coverage of the Triple Crown, with coverage beginning with the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) live from Churchill Downs May 6th and continuing with the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 20th from Pimlico Race Course and the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 10 from Belmont Park. Westwood One's exclusive radio coverage of the Triple Crown will feature 10 short-form vignettes throughout the week prior to each race, two hours of pre-race coverage the Friday prior to each race, and 90 minutes of long-form coverage on race day, including live play-by-play, pre-race, and post-race coverage. "The biggest and best sports lineup on radio just got bigger," said David Halberstam, EVP/GM of Westwood One Sports. "From the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup Championship, and NCAA Final Four to the Masters and now the Triple Crown, Westwood One is the biggest name in play-by-play, stroke-by-stroke, and now stride-by-stride sports. And no matter which horse is crowned champion, our affiliates, advertisers, and listeners nationwide are the real winners across the board."