From a release
“Off to the Races” returns to talk horse racing Saturday, April 26th broadcasting on ESPN AM 950, WXGI and added this year Sports FM 100.5, WZEZ. Hosted by Nick Hahn and “Derby” Bill Watson for its 17th season, “Off to the Races” covers Virginia horse racing news as well as national news including the Triple Crown.
Chris “Darkhorse” Sorenson returns in studio after his rookie season in Virginia last summer. The Saturday morning show launches out of the gate at 9:00am until 11:00am.
Frank Vespe of The Racing Biz will appear each week on the show to discuss mid-Atlantic matters, as well as throwing in a little handicapping here and there.
Nolan Ramsey, grandson of leading Thoroughbred owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, will also appear. An avid up-and-coming handicapper, Nolan Ramsey made his debut on “Off to the Races” during the Virginia Derby show last year and helps his grandfather track his champion sire Kitten’s Joy progeny across the country.
“Off to the Races” includes race reviews, features, news and handicapping. Several remotes have already been planned for the Triple Crown events that will be announced shortly. This Saturday’s show includes a preview of the Virginia-bred awards that will be announced Friday, May 2nd at The Plains on the eve of the Virginia Gold Cup races.
With a dispute over racing dates between Colonial Downs and Virginia horsemen leaving the traditional summer meet at Colonial Downs in jeopardy, the season is slated initially for 7 Saturdays to cover the Triple Crown. Should an agreement be attained and Colonial’s meet settled, and tune in Saturday mornings to stay current on how that develops, the season would be expanded.
Red Zebra Broadcasting began simulcasting its ESPN 950 AM sports programming on FM 100.5 anchored in Goochland on February 1st which adds reach well into localities west, north and south of Richmond including Charlottesville.
The show is livestreamed at www.espn950am.com.