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Off to the Races Radio returns Saturday, August 21 with a lively program focused on Thoroughbred racing and breeding from Virginia, the Mid-Atlantic, and around the country. The show airs at 10:00 a.m.

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 theracingbiz.com.

Listeners can catch it live here.

On Saturday’s show, we’ll be discussing the busy weekend ahead. Included on the docket are the MATCH Series races Monday at Colonial Downs, closing weekend stakes at Pimlico, and next Friday’s Grade 2 Charles Town Classic.

Slated to join the show are jockey Joe Rocco, Jr., Darrell Wood, and Derby Bill Watson. And that’s just for starters. Nick Hahn will host 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.