Off to the Races Radio: D. Wayne Lukas featured

Off to the Races Radio presented by The Racing Biz returns March 12 for the fifth show of its 25th season.

The one-hour program will air each Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. on ESPN Richmond (106.1 FM) and via livestreaming. It will feature news and conversation about Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Virginia, around the Mid-Atlantic, and across the nation.

Nick Hahn will host with support from Frank Vespe. Derby Bill Watson will join each week to provide his handicapping insights and special brand of humor.

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“We’re thrilled to have Off to the Races back on the air,” said Frank Vespe, owner and publisher of The Racing Biz, which presents the program. “We’re looking forward to another season filled with great guests, good banter, and plenty of laughs.”

Saturday’s show will include visits from Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, as well as Tiffany Holmes, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost for the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), which is co-sponsoring the Art of Racing contest with the Maryland Jockey Club.

Lukas, a four-time Eclipse Award winner as outstanding trainer, entered racing’s Hall of Fame in 1999. He has won the Preakness Stakes six times and the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes four times each. He has also won 20 Breeders’ Cup races in his remarkable career. This year his barn features the Grade 3-winning filly Secret Oath, who may try the boys next out, and recent Rebel Stakes runner-up Ethereal Road.

Sponsors include the Virginia Thoroughbred Association, Virginia Equine Alliance, Maryland Jockey Club, Charles Town Races, and others.

“We appreciate our sponsors who support Off to the Races,” Vespe said. “And we especially appreciate all of our listeners.”

Each week’s show will be archived on