Horse Racing Radio Network To Cover All Three Triple Crown Races
March 10, 2011 at 4:14 AM (PT)
HORSE RACING RADIO NETWORK will air all three Triple Crown races this year, adding the KENTUCKY DERBY to its coverage of the PREAKNESS and BELMONT STAKES. The DERBY is scheduled for MAY 7th at CHURCHILL DOWNS, followed by the PREAKNESS on MAY 21st at PIMLICO and the BELMONT on JUNE 11th at BELMONT PARK.
"The Triple Crown is the most-coveted title in our sport and the KENTUCKY DERBY is the most prestigious event in thoroughbred racing," said MIKE PENNA, President of HRRN. "As a life-long racing fan, the opportunity to broadcast the Triple Crown is a tremendous honor and privilege. We take great pride in making our listeners feel as if they are sitting next to us during our broadcasts and look forward to showcasing these days to racing fans around the world."
"We are excited to work with the experienced team of broadcasters and racing journalists at HRRN to bring the excitement of KENTUCKY DERBY 137 home to radio and online listeners around the world," said CHURCHILL DOWNS Pres. KEVIN FLANERY. "From the rich pageantry to the colorful personalities to the legendary 'Run for the Roses' itself, we know the team at HRRN will help us share this year's unforgettable DERBY experiences with race fans who can't join us in person but will certainly join us in spirit as we crown another DERBY champion on the first SATURDAY in MAY."
"We are pleased the PREAKNESS STAKES will be covered by HRRN for the fourth consecutive year," said MARYLAND JOCKEY CLUB VP/Communications MIKE GATHAGAN. "The network's national radio broadcast allows racing fans from around the world to be a live witness to this first-class event at PIMLICO RACE COURSE."
"We are thrilled that once again HRRN will be providing coverage of NEW YORK's premier race, the BELMONT STAKES," said NYRA Dir./Communications and Media Relations DAN SILVER. "With the NBC Sports Group uniting the DERBY, PREAKNESS, and BELMONT STAKES on television, and HRRN uniting all three races on radio, it promises to be a great year of coverage for our sport's Triple Crown."