NEW YORK, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM will offer listeners nationwide comprehensive coverage of the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of thoroughbred racing's 2016 Triple Crown, from Churchill Downs, this Saturday, May 7.
SiriusXM and Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) recently extended their broadcasting agreement, keeping all Triple Crown races – the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes – as well as the Breeders' Cup World Championships, on SiriusXM through 2018. The wire-to-wire race broadcasts for each are provided by NBC Sports Radio and produced in partnership with HRRN and Westwood One.
On Saturday, May 7, SiriusXM will air more than 11 hours of programming originating from Churchill Downs that will provide listeners with day-of news and pre-race analysis, and interviews with jockeys, trainers and owners. On site coverage begins at 8:00 am ET and airs on SiriusXM Rush, channel 93 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.
HRRN's Equine Forum show airs live at 8:00 am ET, followed by a special edition of SiriusXM's Down The Stretch, hosted by acclaimed track announcer Dave Johnson and Bill Finley at 10:00 am ET. At 2:00 pm ET, listeners will hear HRRN's exclusive coverage of the Kentucky Derby undercard stakes, leading into the live call of the 142nd "Run for the Roses," airing from 5:00 to 7:30 pm ET (post time approximately 6:25 pm ET).
Additionally, on Friday, May 6, at 3:00 pm ET SiriusXM will air HRRN's coverage of the Kentucky Oaks, the Grade 1 stakes race for three-year old fillies, run annually at Churchill Downs on the eve of the Derby (Sirius channel 220, XM channel 206, and channel 964 on the SiriusXM app).
SiriusXM's At The Races with Steve Byk also airs every weekday from 6:00 - 10:00 am ET leading up to the Derby, featuring daily interviews with handicapping experts and trainers and an in-depth look at the field. (Sirius channel 220, XM channel 206 and channel 964 on the SiriusXM app.)
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