OFF TO THE RACES RADIO RETURNS SATURDAY
Off to the Races Radio returns Saturday, June 26 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.
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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.
Listeners can catch it live here.
On Saturday’s show, we’ll visit with Wayne and Susie Chatfield Taylor, as well as Jessica Paquette. The Chatfield Taylors own and operate Virginia’s Morgan’s Ford Farm and are the breeders of Chess Chief, the graded stakes winner who is entered in Saturday’s Grade 2 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. Paquette, a Massachusetts native, will be the paddock host at Colonial Downs this summer.
Also slated to join the show are Darrell Wood and Derby Bill Watson. Wood will provide updates and insights on racing and breeding in Virginia, while Derby Bill is the former on-air handicapper for Colonial Downs. 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.