Jack Knowlton featured on Off to the Races radio Saturday

by | Jun 12, 2020 | Breaking, Business, Regionwide

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Off to the Races Radio returns Saturday, June 13 with a lively program focused on Thoroughbred racing and breeding from Virginia, the Mid-Atlantic, and around the country.

The weekly radio show, which airs on the ESPN Richmond (VA) family of stations, and is available everywhere via livestreaming, returns for its 21st season, starting February 22. Terrestrial stations include 99.5 FM, 102.7 FM, and 950 AM. It will continue through August 29.

The program will air each Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. It will also be archived on theracingbiz.com and espnrichmond.com.

Saturday’s program will be hosted by longtime host and guest Nick Hahn. Owner Jack Knowloton is among the featured guests. Knowlton’s Sackatoga Stable is in the spotlight these days with Florida Derby winner Tiz the Law, who figures to be favored in the June 20 Belmont Stakes. Tiz the Law’s success brings Sackatoga to the fore 17 years after it burst on the national scene with dual-Classic winner Funny Cide.

As usual, Darrell Wood will also join the show for a Virginia Racing and Breeding Minute. Frank Vespe returns from hiatus. Of course, Derby Bill Watson, who gained fame as the original on-air handicapper for Colonial Downs, also will be on board.

“We are excited to get Off to the Races back up and running,” said Frank Vespe, host of the program and owner of The Racing Biz (www.theracingbiz.com), which develops the program. “This should be another great show as we recap the news, look ahead to handicap major races, and talk with some of the most interesting people in the racing game.”

In 2019, on a similar schedule, Off to the Races had a wide-ranging roster of top-notch guests. They included last year’s Preakness-winning trainer Mark Casse; Hall of Fame jockey and Triple Crown winner Ron Turcotte; trainer Graham Motion, who has won numerous Breeders’ Cup races; and many others.


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