Off to the Races Radio returns July 2

Off to the Races Radio presented by The Racing Biz returns Saturday, July 2 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 Chris Sobocinski and trainer Larry Rivelli. Sobocinski is public relations chief at Delaware Park, which hosts four stakes Saturday. Among those are the Grade 3 Kent Stakes and Grade 3 Delaware Oaks.

Rivelli was a longtime force in the trainer standings at Arlington Park. With that track closed, he’ll have a sizable string at Colonial Downs this summer.

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