“Off to the Races” radio show: Fasig-Tipton sale, MATCH series, more

by | May 11, 2018 | Breaking, Regionwide, Top Stories

From a release

Saturday morning’s edition of Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network will feature plenty of talk of the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Two-Year-Olds in training sale, the MATCH series that kicks off next weekend, and of course Derby-Preakness racing. The program airs at 10:00 a.m. over terrestrial radio on ESPN Richmond (VA) — 950 AM, 99.5 FM, and 102.7 FM — and via internet streaming.

The show will air every Saturday morning from February 10 through July 21.

“Each week, we hope to bring our listeners some of the most interesting guests in racing,” said Frank Vespe, publisher of The Racing Biz and host of the show. “We’re looking to keep our listeners abreast of the latest and best stories in the region.”

On Saturday’s show, the guests include:

  • Paget Bennett. The sales director for Fasig-Tipton Midlantic will be on to discuss the upcoming two-year-old sale which takes place May 21 and 22 at Timonium — and which last year generated over $25 million in sales.
  • Alan Foreman. The driving force behind the rebirth of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships (MATCH Series) talks about why the series of regional stakes races is important and what it took to get it going again.
  • Seth Merrow. Racing analyst Seth Merrow discusses what he saw – and didn’t see – in the Kentucky Derby and what it could mean for the Preakness.
  • Nick Hahn. Virginia racing analyst Nick Hahn provides a quick Virginia racing update, plus a look at the Derby and Preakness, and a big race in New York with some Virginia interests.

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