Photo by Laurie Asseo

Off to the Races Radio returns Saturday, April 3 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 through March 27. Starting April 3, the show will move to 106.1 FM.

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 Evan Hammonds and Vicky Moon. Hammonds, the editorial director of Blood-Horse magazine, will visit on a busy day of Triple Crown prep races. Moon is the author of the recently published book, Sylvia Rideoutt Bishop Had a Way with Horses (reviewed here), about the first licensed Black female trainer in the United States.

Also slated to join the show are program regulars Darrell Wood and former Colonial Downs on-air handicapper Derby Bill Watson, who’ll be talking Wood Memorial, Santa Anita Derby, and Blue Grass Stakes. 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.