Sinatra, Bennett, Miller among “Off to the Races” radio guests

by | May 12, 2017 | Breaking, Regionwide

Noble Bird won the 2016 Pimlico Special. Photo by Laurie Asseo.

From a release

Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network returns Saturday, May 13 with plenty to do.

Guests will include Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sales director Paget Bennett, Maryland Jockey Club president Sal Sinatra, and Don Miller, Jr., former jockey and rider of 1983 Preakness winner Deputed Testamony. Derby Bill Watson and Nick Hahn will also join us.

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic’s sale of two-year-olds in training takes place the Monday and Tuesday following the Preakness, May 22 and 23. Breezes take place Tuesday through Thursday of next week for the mid-Atlantic region’s most important horse sale.

Sinatra, gearing up for his third Preakness at the helm of the Maryland Jockey Club, will visit with the show to discuss preparations for that event, as well as the recently completed Laurel Park meet.

Miller won 2,830 races in his career, with purse earnings in excess of $37 million. Perhaps the most notable of those wins came in the 1983 Preakness Stakes, when he guided Deputed Testamony to a shocking upset — the most recent Maryland-bred to win the state’s biggest racing event.

The one-hour program airs at 10:00 a.m. each Saturday on Richmond’s ESPN 950 AM, and on 102.7 FM and 1240 AM out of Petersburg. Additional stations will be announced as they come online. It also is available via streaming (see link below).

The show will focus on Thoroughbred racing and breeding around the mid-Atlantic region and across the country.

Guests in prior weeks have included trainers Cal Lynch (El Areeb) and Graham Motion (Irish War Cry), as well as jockey Trevor McCarthy, and others.