Off to the Races Radio returns Saturday

Off to the Races Radio presented by The Racing Biz returns June 4 as its 25th season rolls on.

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 features visits from Alan Foreman and Jill Byrne. Foreman, the general counsel for the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, will join us to explain the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s role and implementation as the July 1 deadline for registration with the Authority nears.

Byrne, head of racing at Colonial Downs, will update us on preparations for that meet. Colonial kicks off its nine-week 2022 meeting July 11.

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