Off to the Races Radio: Lovell, Espinosa featured

Off to the Races Radio presented by The Racing Biz returns Saturday, August 20 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 with trainer Michelle Lovell and Paul Espinosa, track announcer at Charles Town. Lovell, who has three wins thus far at the Colonial Downs meet, recently sent the exciting two-year-old Damon’s Mound to Saratoga, where he improved to 2-for-2 with a score in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special.

Espinosa on Friday will be the voice of Charles Town’s biggest day, when the track hosts the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic and Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks. The son of a former employee of Charles Town — and now a state delegate — and the grandson of a trainer, Espinosa has deep roots at the West Virginia track.

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.”

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