Photo by Laurie Asseo

Off to the Races Radio returns Saturday, May 8 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 ESPN Richmond (VA), 106.1 FM and is available everywhere via livestreaming, will mark its 22nd season, starting February 13.

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

Listeners can catch it live here.

Saturday’s show will feature plenty of Preakness talk. Slated to join the show are bloodstock agent Gary Young and Kate Hunter. Young purchased Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit as a two-year-old for $35,000 for owner Amr Zedan. Hunter helped arranged for the Japan-based France Go de Ina to run in the Preakness and is accompanying the horse on its travels.

Also slated to join the show is Darrell Wood. Wood will provide updates and insights on racing and breeding in Virginia. 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.