NEW YORK, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) announced today an agreement to broadcast all three races of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown nationwide.
Both Sirius and XM radio listeners will hear HRRN's broadcast of the 137th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7, the 136th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 21, and the 143rd Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11. All three race broadcasts will air live starting at 5:00 pm 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."
The Horse Racing Radio Network is the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization, providing live radio coverage of many of the sport's biggest races. 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 on Friday, May 6, starting at 3:00 pm ET.
Since 2005, SiriusXM has provided horse racing fans coverage of the Sport of Kings, offering live broadcasts of thoroughbred and harness races from around the country plus racing talk shows that offer a steady stream of news and analysis. Throughout the year, listeners can tune in to hear Down The Stretch, hosted by acclaimed track announcer Dave Johnson and journalist Bill Finley (Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET) and At The Races with Steve Byk (weekdays, 4:00 – 7:00 pm ET). Both programs air nationwide on Sirius channel 126 and XM channel 243.
SiriusXM programming is available on more than 800 devices, including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available at siriusxm.com, and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.
SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available for sale at shop.siriusxm.com as well as retail locations nationwide.
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The Horse Racing Radio Network is the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization, providing live radio coverage of many of the sport's biggest races throughout the year. In 2011, HRRN will broadcast more than 80 stakes races from racetracks across the country, including the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes and Breeders' Cup World Championships.