Off to the Races Radio: Carrasco, Robb featured

Off to the Races Radio presented by The Racing Biz returns Saturday, August 6 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 trainer John Robb and jockey Victor Carrasco. Robb will send out Majestic Frontier in Saturday’s Bald Eagle Derby at Laurel Park and has four horses pointed at stakes at Colonial Downs on Tuesday, August 9. He recently sent out Alottahope to a smashing 15-length win in Laurel’s Star de Naskra Stakes.

Carrasco, the 2013 Eclipse Award winner as outstanding apprentice, is a longtime Midlantic riding fixture. He has a dozen wins at the current Laurel meet and seven more at Colonial Downs, where is tied for third in the jockey standings by wins. He has upcoming stakes mounts on Saturday and Tuesday.

Sponsors include the Virginia Thoroughbred Association, Virginia Equine Alliance, Maryland Jockey Club, Charles Town Races, Delaware Park, 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