DON’T MISS SATURDAY OFF TO THE RACES RADIO
Off to the Races Radio returns Saturday, March 6 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, will mark its 22nd season, starting February 13. Terrestrial stations include 99.5 FM, 102.7 FM, and 950 AM.
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The show is powered by The Racing Biz and sponsored in part by the Virginia Thoroughbred Association and Virginia Equine Alliance. The program airs each Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. It will also be archived on theracingbiz.com and espnrichmond.com.
Listeners can catch it live here.
Featured guests on Saturday include Jill Byrne, VP of Racing Operations for Colonial Downs, and stallion owner Steve Young. Byrne oversees the racing product at Virginia’s Colonial Downs, which enters the third season of its second iteration this summer, while Young owns Peace and Justice, a son of War Front standing in Pennsylvania.
Also slated to join the show are longtime regulars Darrell Wood, who visits weekly to talk all things Virginia, and former Colonial Downs on-air handicapper Derby Bill Watson. The show is hosted by Nick Hahn with support from Frank Vespe.
“We’re excited to kick off the new season of Off to the Races,” said Vespe, who is the owner and publisher of The Racing Biz, which oversees Off to the Races. “No one knows Mid-Atlantic racing better, and we look forward to another season with top guests, compelling interviews, and great handicapping — and plenty of laughs along the way.”
The Off to the Races season kicks off February 20 and will extend through the Colonial Downs racing season and into September.